David "Dave" Edwards was born December 14, 1939, at Abbeville, Alabama. He was an outstanding two way player at end for Auburn University during the 1959, 1960 and 1961 seasons. At 198 lbs. and with great speed he was considered one of the premier defensive players in the Southeastern Conference. Joining the Dallas Cowboys in 1963 he was converted to an outside linebacker. Here with his quickness and aggressiveness, he became a very valuable member of the famous Doomsday Defense and was annually around the top of the list of pass interception leaders among the linebackers. He starred for the Cowboys for twelve seasons during Dallas' glory years. Edwards played on three conference championship teams and participated in three Super Bowls winning the title in 1971, Super Bowl VI, when Dallas beat Miami 24-3.