Dallas Cowboys: Charlotte Anderson

Charlotte Anderson tabbed for foundation

December, 12, 2012
IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys executive vice president Charlotte Anderson was named the chairwoman of the newly-formed NFL Foundation on Wednesday.

The NFL Foundation will focus on youth football, health and safety and community programs. With the Cowboys, Anderson manages the year-round community service program and played lead role in the team’s partnership with the Salvation Army as part of the Red Kettle Campaign.

“It is an extreme honor to be in this position," Anderson said after the owners meetings concluded Wednesday. "But to the chance to be able to really make a difference in the community, to make a difference in youth football. I do have two sons who play the game. Obviously, I'm very passionate about the game. I'm passionate about it means to my children, their experience involved in the game and how it develops them as young kids and to be able to use that and to help others be able to experience the same process is exciting. Obviously, community is a very important thing for all of us. You know it is for the Cowboys. It certainly is for the league as a whole. For us to be able to take that approach and now to have the resources to really make an impact is very significant."

In 2013 the NFL Foundation will award more than $23 million in grants to support youth and high school football, health and safety efforts as well as other initiatives, like the NFL Play 60 program.

She is the first woman to serve in this capacity for an NFL charitable institution.

"She really has a great perspective on what the NFL stands for and what we want to do with the NFL Foundation going forward,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said.

Win came as a surprise to Jerry Jones

September, 18, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO -- Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is the eternal optimist, but even he was conceding defeat Sunday inside Candlestick Park.

“Unlike this team, I was feeling low and feeling like we weren’t going to get it done,” Jones said “My team felt the opposite. They were thinking they were going to get it done. I’m so proud of them.”

The Cowboys pulled off a heroic comeback -- behind Tony Romo, who played despite a fractured rib -- with a game-tying field from 48 yards at the end of the game and a 19-yarder with 12:07 left in overtime by rookie Dan Bailey.

As Jones spoke he mentioned the ultimate highs and lows he has had in Candlestick Park, winning the 1992 NFC Championship Game and losing the 1994 conference title game. He could not say enough about Romo’s effort.

“But he’s part of something really broader today,” Jones said. “This bunch did not put it away. We all know that it was a heavy deal hanging over us from last year with how we started. We needed this win. Our franchise needed this win. This team, more importantly, needed this win and we got it.”

And it came a week after a gut-wrenching loss to the New York Jets.

“[Jones’ daughter Charlotte Anderson] said in the last seven days from Sunday night to Sunday day, I believe we’ve had some of the biggest ups and downs we’ve had in 22 years,” Jones said. “She’s right.”