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The big trade that was never consummated

Few know that after the 1960 season, Vince Lombardi offered quarterback Bart Starr and another player to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for rookie quarterback Don Meredith.<p>

Why did Lombardi consider sacrificing Starr in a trade? Although Starr had helped lead the Packers to the championship game in 1960, his play was still erratic. Starr admitted he wasn't mentally tough early on in his career. At that time the Alabama quarterback was chasing perfection at a snail's pace. Even though Starr was accused for the loss to the Eagles in the 1960 championship game when he... Recommended Stories

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