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Former Cowboys scouting chief Larry Lacewell suffers severe stroke

Former Dallas Cowboys scouting director Larry Lacewell suffered a severe stroke over the weekend.
Former Dallas Cowboys scouting director Larry Lacewell suffered a severe stroke over the weekend. STAR-TELEGRAM

Former Dallas Cowboys scouting director Larry Lacewell suffered a severe stroke over the weekend and is battling for his life in an intensive care unit at St. Bernard’s Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., per posts on his Facebook page.

Lacewell, 79, suffered a stroke at his home Jonesboro.

Lacewell led the Cowboys scouting department from 1992 until he retired in 2004. He still remained a trusted consultant of owner Jerry Jones.

Before coming to the Cowboys, Lacewell had a legendary career as a college, including stints at the defensive coordinator at Oklahoma and Tennessee and a head coaching run at Arkansas State.

During his time at Oklahoma, the Sooners won two national championships and six conference titles.

Lacewell is the all-time winningest coach at Arkansas State, where he went 69-58-4 from 1979-1989.

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