Buck Buchanan was the beloved equipment manager for the Dallas Cowboys for twenty-five years, during which time the Cowboys won four of their five Super Bowls led by such legendary stars as Roger Staubach, Hollywood Henderson, Randy White, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Bob Hayes, Lee Roy Jordan, and of course larger-than-life coach Tom Landry. In these pages Buchanan provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at America's Team, from the logistics of moving equipment for away games, to the proclivities and needs of individual players.
Before joining the Dallas Cowboys, Thomas "Buck" Buchanan was an officer in the Air Force where he managed athletic facilities at various installations, the last one being the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. He lives in Plano, Texas. Stephen D. Stainkamp is a freelance writer who has produced a range of media, promotions, and high-tech communications for the U.S. military, the FAA, and NASA's Space Shuttle/Manned Space Program. He lives in Plano, Texas.