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Cowboys offseason countdown: 99 facts until the regular season (Day 61)

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We countdown the days to kickoff giving you an interesting fact about each number. Today is number 61

We are at day 61 of our 99 day countdown until the regular season. Here is your daily fact associated with number 61.

Whenever the number 61 is mentioned in Dallas, the great Nate Newton is often brought up by most people. After featuring him in last year’s countdown, this year we shift our focus to another hero on the offensive line, and that man is Blaine Nye.

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Blaine Francis Nye, born on March 29, 1946, was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fifth round of the 1968 NFL Draft to play as a defensive tackle. Following two years of primarily playing on special teams, Nye transitioned to the offense and became the team’s starting right guard.

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