- The Washington Times - Monday, March 19, 2007

DALLAS (AP) — Wilford “Crazy Ray” Jones, the boisterous Dallas Cowboys fan who energized crowds for decades with his cowboy getup and sideline cheerleading, died March 17 at his home of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He was 76.

Known as the Cowboys’ unofficial mascot, Mr. Jones entertained fans with sideline antics and magic tricks while wearing his signature chaps, six-shooter and blue vest.

Though he was not paid by the Cowboys, he was given a special parking space at Texas Stadium and granted unlimited access at home games.

Mr. Jones, who had a leg amputated in 1997, had battled many ailments in recent years, including five heart bypasses and a stroke.

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