Remembering Phil Whitfield
It was with great sadness to learn of the sudden passing of longtime Cowboys staff member and dear friend, Phil Whitfield. Phil began his career at Texas Stadium in 1993 where he served as a security guard at both Texas Stadium and AT&T Stadium, along with an important role with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. During their annual auditions, Phil had an active spot on CMT’s “DCC: Making the Team”, where he welcomed candidates into Preliminary Auditions, revealed the numbers moving onto Semi Finals and helped announce the new team each season. He also added to his resumé, the role as an Art Ambassador and Docent for the Dallas Cowboys ART COLLECTION at AT&T Stadium.
Anyone who knew Phil, loved him. Anyone who met Phil, became a friend. He welcomed each and every day with a smile, a purpose and a loyalty to the Dallas Cowboys like none other. No one loved the Cowboys more than Phil. He lived life to the absolute fullest – walking into each day like a ray of sunshine.
His bigger than life presence at AT&T Stadium will be truly missed. Our Cowboys Family and the community he served will never forget him. Our DCC Auditions won’t be the same without Phil’s warm welcome, bright and early in the morning.
This link https://f.io/XPkR0JNB is special feature that is fitting to share as a tribute to remember Phil Whitfield. Additionally, the photos below are from this year’s annual Arlington AISD Art Program Reception hosted by Gene Jones. Two students, to Phil’s surprise, created a portrait of him. He was touched and so proud.
Phil would have celebrated his 63rd birthday on Saturday, July 29th. Wherever you are, we ask that you keep Phil and his family in your thoughts.
A statement from Gene Jones:
“The loss of Phil Whitfield leaves us all heartbroken. We have such wonderful memories with him, just as so many others do. Few people have generated such widespread goodwill and respect like Phil did over the years. He was an amazing ambassador for the Cowboys and a great friend and docent for our art program and the purpose of connecting with children and inspiring them to enjoy art. We will miss him greatly.”
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