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Ex-Cowboys will be honorary captains

Eddie LeBaron and Jethro Pugh will be serve as honorary captains for Thursday's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.

As part of the team's 50th anniversary celebration, ex-players will serve as honorary captains at each game at Cowboys Stadium this season.

The 5-foot-9 LeBaron was the Cowboys' first quarterback. He threw for 45 touchdowns during his four seasons in Dallas, taking a beating while amassing a 4-21-1 record as a starter with the expansion team.

Pugh enjoyed much more success with the Cowboys. He started 12 seasons at defensive tackle and won two Super Bowls after being selected in the 11th round of the 1965 draft out of Elizabeth City State.

Sacks weren't an official stat during Pugh's career, but the Cowboys credit him with leading the team in five straight seasons, topped by racking up 15.5 in 1968.