(l-r, Detectives Jameson and Calabrese)

Former Cowboys QB / “Monday Night Football” analyst Don Meredith passed away today at the age of 72, and while the Dallas Morning News’ Brad Townsend recalls Dandy Don’s playing career in sufficient detail, the SMU product’s acting history receives somewhat short shrift.  In addition to cameos on the ill-fated “Supertrain”, “Police Woman” and “McCloud”, Meredith assumed the titular role in the 1976 made-for-TV film, “Banjo Hackett : Roamin’ Free”, and played the part of Bert Jameson alongside partner Tony Calabrese (Tony Lo Bianco) in 5 episodes of NBC’s “Police Story” between 1973 and 1975.