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From Saginaw Valley to Cowboys captain, Lake Orion's Jeff Heath makes most of opportunities

(Photo: Roger Steinman, Associated Press)

Allen Park — Lions and Cowboys games, and games at Ford Field, have proven to be seminal moments in Jeff Heath’s life.

From what could’ve been the final football game of his life, to his first game as an NFL starter, to his first career playoff game and win, and then as a prelude for one of the most important questions of his life, Lake Orion’s Heath has made moments like this Sunday count.

Now, the new father is married to a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, and is a captain and leader for the Dallas Cowboys, one of the iconic sports franchises in the world.