Keith Russell joined CBS 11 in March 2015 from WTXF in Philadelphia, where he hosted Eagles pre- and post-game shows for the 2014 season.
It was Russell’s second stint in Philadelphia, as he was the primary sports anchor at WPVI for 7 years, from 2005-2012.
There, he hosted a top-rated live weekly high school football show and anchored wall-to-wall coverage of live events such as the Philadelphia Phillies’ World Series Championship in 2008.
Prior to his time at WPVI, Russell spent more than five years as an anchor at ESPN. He also had stops as a sportscaster at CNN/HLN and a news anchor in Washington, D.C.
When he’s not covering sports, Keith is an avid movie-watcher and bowler. You may run into him at the nearest discount store, adding to his reputation of being the biggest bargain shopper.
The Cowboys got hit with a draft drought in the 1980s as the team missed on multiple first-round picks. But the drought ended in 1988.
Witten and draft prospects welcomed kids from the Family Place Shelter, an organization that assists those who have been affected by domestic violence.
In 1974, the Cowboys selected Ed ‘Too Tall’ Jones in the NFL Draft. In 1991, the Cowboys traded for the first pick to select Russell Maryland. And in 1989, the team selected Troy Aikman.
Herschel Walker won a Heisman Trophy at Georgia and was drafted by the Cowboys in 1985. But his biggest contribution to the team came when he was traded in 1989.
The Cowboys had a pair of first-round draft picks in 2005, and there was disagreement over who should be picked first — DeMarcus Ware or Marcus Spears.
The Cowboys picked quarterback Troy Aikman in the 1989 NFL Draft, but also selected quarterback Steve Walsh in the supplemental draft. Of course, it all worked out in the end.
Bill Parcells took control of the Cowboys draft in 2003, and jumped on tight end Jason Witten in the third round.
With the fourth pick in 2016, the Cowboys selected Ezekiel Elliott. Then, 131 picks later, the franchise found their next quarterback in Dak Prescott.
Tuesday morning, Garrett broke away from head coaching duties to deliver a motivational speech at the Arlington Convention Center. CBS11 was allowed exclusive access to the event.
Larry Cole was drafted 428th overall in the 1968 NFL Draft. Dennis Thurman was selected in the 11th round of the 1978 NFL Draft. Larry Brown was picked in the 12th round of the 1991 NFL Draft.
The 1975 draft class for the Cowboys was famously named ‘The Dirty Dozen’ because 12 rookies made the squad. Randy White was the star of the class.
Riding as a passenger with two-time NASCAR winner Tyler Reddick, Leto says the experience of going over 170 miles per hour was truly intense.