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Former Cowboys motivated by fear of failure -- and Landry

Forget opposing players. These former Cowboys really feared failure, injury -- and the wrath of Tom Landry, Frank Luksa writes.

Originally Published: October 30, 2008
By Frank Luksa | Special to ESPN.com

Among the definitions of fear is an uneasy feeling that something might happen contrary to one's desires. Of course, something like that happens to someone every Sunday in the NFL. It also occurs Monday night, the occasional Thursday night and late-season Saturday afternoons.

The subject promotes an obvious question related to the ultramasculine sport of professional football: Fear of what or whom creates an emotion akin to dread among players? Or are they immune to fear in ...

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