Retired quarterback Brett Favre is a Green Bay Packers legend. If he’d had it his way, though, that never would have happened. He would have been in Dallas, playing for the Cowboys.
“I wanted to be the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback,” Favre said to Ed Werder and Matt Mosley while recording the Doomsday Podcast. “When I was a little kid, my favorite player — and still my favorite player of all time — was Roger Staubach. There was nothing about the Cowboys I could not tell you.”
Favre grew up in Mississippi. Without a home state team, he followed America’s team and dreamed of wearing the star on his helmet.
It was never an option. He was briefly with the Atlanta Falcons – where he famously completed his first pass to himself after a deflection – and then wound up with the Packers. He went on to become a franchise QB, taking them to multiple Super Bowls and winning one before losing to John Elway and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 32.
Favre doesn’t sound too down about the path his career took.
“To have a chance first of all to play in the National Football League is a tremendous honor,” he said. “And although I didn’t get to play for the Cowboys, I got to play against them, and I got to meet Roger Staubach. I’d like to call him [a good friend] — I think it’s OK to say a good friend — and I still get goosebumps when I talk to him.”
Favre jumped around a bit at the end of his career, landing with the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings while retiring and coming out of retirement a handful of times. However, it’s safe to say that the 47-year-old grandfather won’t be making a comeback to play for the Cowboys.
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