Walls, Springs are now teammates forever

Everson Walls and Ron Springs were more than just teammates in Dallas. Their close friendship has lasted through the years and now reaches another level with Walls donating a kidney to help Springs, writes Greg Garber.

Updated: January 27, 2007, 6:56 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PLANO, Texas -- His sinewy hands, once lithe and alive, are gnarled and balled involuntarily into fists.

Ron Springs, once one of the best pure athletes on a series of vintage Dallas Cowboys teams, sits in a wheelchair in an oak-paneled room and wrestles with the challenge that sits in his lap:

A bowl of cherries, delivered by his wife Adriane.

With great concentration -- the muscles of his jaw tighten with the effort -- he forces his fingers to open just enough ...

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