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Don Perkins signed a personal-services contract with the Dallas Cowboys for a $1,500 bonus and a $10,000 salary. This meant he would play for the Cowboys if and when they received an NFL franchise. But he was drafted in the 1960 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts, before he was granted to an NFL franchise. Because of this issue, the Colts were compensated with a Cowboy's 9th round draft pick, in the 1961 NFL Draft. Perkins began playing with the Cowboys in 1961, rushing for 4.1 yards per carry, and was named NFL rookie of the year. He was a runner who lacked long-distance speed, but made up for it with outstanding quickness and deft agility. He also had great balance and could really cut. He became the first running back in Cowboys' history to run for 100 yards in a game. Don Perkins has hand autographed this Dallas Cowboys 8x10 Photo with 60-68 inscription. Custom White Mat and Premium Black Frame as shown. GTSM Hologram and Certificate of Authenticity. Comes fully certified with Certificate of Authenticity and tamper-evident hologram. Also backed by's Authenticity Guarantee.


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