The Old 97’s released a new album Friday, “Twelfth,” and the cover is a photo of Dallas Cowboys great Roger Staubach off the ground, mid-throw.

The band’s frontman, Rhett Miller, told Rolling Stone having this photo of his childhood hero on the album cover came to him in a dream.

It took months to get permission to use the photo.

“Getting Roger to sign off was the easiest. He immediately said, ‘Yes, whatever you want, for no money, it’s fine, I love it,’” Miller, who went to St. Mark’s School of Texas, told the magazine.

But he also had to negotiate a better price for the photo and get permission from the NFL and the Dallas Cowboys to use it.


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