Dan Reeves, former NFL head coach and player, dead at 77

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By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) – Dan Reeves, a longtime NFL head coach and former player, died Saturday at the age of 77, his family said in a statement. Reeves died “due to complications from dementia,” the statement read. He was “surrounded by his loving family at his home in Atlanta,” according to the statement. Reeves spent his entire eight-season career as a player with the Dallas Cowboys. A running back, he played in two Super Bowls, helping the Cowboys win Super Bowl VI in 1972. In 1981, the Denver Broncos hired Reeves as their head coach. Reeves was 37 at the time, making him the youngest head…

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