Fans of Disney Plus’ The Mandalorian have been eagerly awaiting the premiere of Season 2 of the hugely popular Star Wars series, but do viewers know the person who connects the series to the Dallas Cowboys?
Gina Carano, the actress who plays one of the main characters – a former rebel shock soldier turned mercenary named Cara Dune – has a family connection to the American team
If the name Carano rings a bell to longtime Cowboys fans, it’s because Gina’s father, Glenn, played Cowboys quarterback for seven seasons (1977-83) as a replacement. by Roger Staubach and Danny White
The Cowboys drafted UNLV star Glenn Carano in the second round of the 1977 Draft He played very little in his first three seasons, but after Staubach retired Carano in 1980 moved up to No 2 on the depth card behind White One of his career highlights was Thanksgiving Day 1981 when he replaced an injured White and led the Cowboys to a 10-9 win over the Bears The following week he made his first career in a win over the Baltimore Colts
Carano left the Cowboys in December 1983 to sign with the USFL Pittsburgh Maulers, taking the opportunity to be a starter for the new team that began league play in 1984
After the Maulers shut down after the 1984 season, Carano returned to Las Vegas, where he achieved huge success in the gaming industry. He rose through the ranks as regional president of Caesars Entertainment
In the Carano family, the apple did not fall far from the tree when it comes to athletics Before becoming famous as an actress, Gina trained in Muay Thai and had a career in mixed martial arts which was so successful it was once called « the face of female MMA » Gina has competed in Strikeforce and EliteXC
Outside of the ring she starred in American Gladiators and after her MMA career continued to act, appearing in hits like Fast & Furious 6 and taking the lead role in Haywire Gina also starred in the massive hit Deadpool
By portraying Cara Dune in The Mandalorian, she is now part of the massive Star Wars franchise as her popularity continues to grow
Season 2 of The Mandalorian airs on Disney Plus starting Friday, when you can watch the daughter of a former Cowboys quarterback protect Baby Yoda from the bad guys
Gina Carano, Star Wars, Disney
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