By Armen Williams, 105.3 The Fan | CBSDFW.COM

DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) – Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer was always an intense football coach who was always known for his colorful commentary. But the soft spot in Switzer’s heart has longtime been dogs, and not just his own.

The former Oklahoma head coach resides in Norman where in nearby Rogers County a black labrador retriever was found dead after being dragged from the back of a pickup truck last Friday.

The 74-year old Switzer took to his Twitter account, looking to entice the public to come forward with the guilty party. He posted “Lab dog was dragged to death in Rogers County. $4500 has been offered for the capture of those responsible. I will match reward.”

The final reward, with Switzer’s contribution, totaled $10,000.

Tuesday afternoon, Switzer joined Richie and Greggo on 105.3 The FAN in Dallas.

After talking about the Cowboys and the NFL, an emotional Switzer got choked up when recalling the details of the crime.

PLAY: Barry Switzer gets emotional talking about the abused dog

“I’ve always had dogs and it just killed me to read that story” said Switzer.

PLAY: full Barry Switzer interview with 105.3 The Fan

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