Thursday October 29th, 2015

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Dennis Morgan died Sunday of a heart attack he sustained at MetLife Stadium during a Week 7 matchup between his former team and the New York Giants.

Morgan was 63.

Morgan, who played for the Cowboys in 1974 and Philadelphia Eagles in 1975, holds Dallas’ franchise record for the longest punt return touchdown at 98 yards.

In his lone season with the Cowboys, Morgan finished third in the league in punt returns, with an average of 15.1 yards, while leading his team in punt return yards (287) and kickoff return yards (823).

The Cowboys selected Morgan in the 10th round of the 1974 draft, but his playing career ended after 17 games over two years. Morgan also served in the US Army and earned an Honorable Discharge.

- Kayla Lombardo

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