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LAKE WHITNEY (AP) – Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dave Edwards has died. He was 76.

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Edwards’ brother, Tim Edwards, tells The Associated Press that Dave Edwards died in his sleep Monday night at his home near Lake Whitney.

Tim Edwards says his brother was recently diagnosed with a heart condition and was set to undergo surgery this week.

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Edwards played for 12 seasons in Dallas from 1963 to 1975 and was a key cog in the Cowboys defense. He won one Super Bowl with the team and played in two others.

Before coming to Dallas, the Alabama native was an all-SEC linebacker at Auburn.

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