View Full Version : All Time Favorite Cowboys

03-20-2009, 04:16 PM
Sorry if this has been posted before, but since things are slow until the draft I figured we can spice things up a bit around here. Who are your all time top ten favorite Cowboys? Here are mine:

1. Larry Allen-I played OL in junior high and High school, and he was my idol. I tried to play several positions like him, and I tried to be dominant like him. I've yet to see a more dominant player than that guy. Remember that he made Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan look like little.....well you get what I'm saying. He better be first ballot, because he deserves it.

2. Emmitt Smith- Lord knows I love Emmitt. The short guy that always gets overlooked, but was there ever a better big game back? I keep hearing how he wasn't the fastest or strongest, blah blah blah. He got the 158 yards in the Super Bowl when it mattered. He was the one that stiff armed, and out maneuvered people. Plus the dude consistently got 2-3 extra yards on runs that most backs wouldn't get. Plus 4 of his 5 offensive lineman were there before he was so it's not like they were the only reason why he had the greatness. Sure they were dominant and they helped, but you still need vision to get it done. Some highly touted RB busts that have all the athleticism in the world would still be busts behind that line. /rant lol

3. Michael Irvin- I loved him for his consistent play. The guy was consistently a...dare I say it...."Playmaker.":) He got over 10,000 yards in an 8 year span, and he probably would've gotten to 1,000 catches if not for the injury. But the reason he's my number 3 is because of the fact that his heart was always in the game. Sure he had some off the field problems, but you bet your ass he gave 100% on Sunday. The guy probably would've died for his team. Plus my mama has a hardcore crush on him, so I'm obligated by family to have him in my top three. lol

4. Troy Aikman- God I miss this guy. Lords knows that if he'd been on a worse team he would've put up 45,000 yards, but the Cowboys had to much going for him to pass alot. But he was everything they needed and more. The guy has a sick release back then, but the biggest thing is his leadership. Like Michael Irvin said he had everybody on their best when it came time to play. He also didn't hurt the team making bonehead plays in crunch time. Sorry Tony.

5. Darren Woodson- Where's the push to get this guy in the Hall of Fame? I hear some cries to put John Lynch and Brian Dawkins in the the Hall of Fame, but what about Woodson. Don't get me wrong those guys were great too, but they don't have three Super Bowl rings. People forget that the Dallas defense of the 90s was always one of the best units, and Woodson was one of the driving forces on that squad. He was also incredibly versatile. In coverage he was top notch, and he was great in run support. He was what Roy Williams was supposed to turn into. He has more claim to being in the HOF than any other safety in the 90s.

6. DeMarcus Ware- God I love being wrong about him. Before the 2005 draft I wanted Derrick Johnson so badly, and I dreaded the Cowboys going to the 3-4. To make matters worse Ware wasn't really on the radar until after the Combine, and I thought he was a workout warrior destined to be the next Cowboys puss rushing bust like Shante"Make Me Throw Up" Carver. The first year I hated it because Merriman was shining, and Ware was learning. Lord knows I'd cuss at Ware through the TV because he'd lose outside contain. But after that Panther game to where he had 3 sacks and 3(or was it 4) forced fumbles I saw the light come on. The rest is history, and every Sunday I'm apologizing to him through the TV. Hahaha.

7. Terence Newman- Gives me great confidence come every Sunday to know that Newman wouldn't get burned. Don't get me wrong Deion was better, but watching Newman grow gives me more of an attachment to him. His 2006 year was incredible. That was the year he didn't give up but 1 touchdown if I'm not mistaken. I just love watching the guy play. He's shut down some top wideouts in his day too. Steve Smith, Chad Johnson, Roy Williams, Larry Fitzgerald, Randy Moss(kinda.......kinda), and I'm probably forgetting some more too.

8. Nate Newton- Once again I show my love for the OL. I almost went with Erik Williams here, but I loved playing guard a little bit better than tackle back in high school so Newton is the guy. lol I remember watching him dominate back then. Newton was like violence in a silver helmet. He was nasty back then that's for certain.

9. Jason Witten- What is this guy not good at? He can block, and his hands are certain. Thank God he came in the 3rd round. I almost started crying when he got drafted because I didn't think there was any chance to get him. I just knew he would go in the first. But here he is on his way to a HOF career. He's only 26, and at this pace he'll be up there with Shannon Sharpe and Tony Gonzalez numbers wise if he keeps up this pace in the next 6 years.

10. Dexter Coakley- I love watching short guys prove people wrong. At 5'10 Dexter Coakley wasn't even supposed to make it in the NFl, but he damn sure made a helluva run while he was there. He holds the Cowboy record for most 100 tackle seasons at 7 or 8. I'm not sure which but I know he started his career that way, and he broke Dat Nguyen's(another guy I liked) single season tackle record. I loved watching him fly to the ball. What I think the Cowboys miss now is a linebacker like him. Nobody really flies to the ball like he did outside of Ware.

There are plenty of other players that I loved watching play, but these are my favorites. I'd love to say the same things about Harvey martin, Dorsett, Randy White, etc. but I wasn't even born when they were playing. I know they were great, but I didn't get a chance to experience it like the guys I mentioned.

Sorry for writing a book. lol It's a slow day here at the office, and I got a little bored. Plus I type fast too so that's a bad combination.

03-20-2009, 04:26 PM
This is coming from a non-cowboy fan.

Roy Williams (WR)
Norton Jr.

03-21-2009, 08:55 AM
Emmitt Smith

Darren Woodson

Larry Allen

Jay Novacek

DeMarcus Ware

03-21-2009, 06:54 PM
Dat Nguyen
Tony Hill
Tony Dorsett
Everson Walls
Darren Woodson
Emmit Smith
Larry Allen
Erik Williams
Jason Witten
Nate Newton

03-21-2009, 08:47 PM
Roger the Dodger
Emmitt Smith
Randy White
Drew Pearson
Troy Aikman
Micheal Irvin
Harvey Martin
Charles Haley
Dieon Sanders
Darren Woodson

03-21-2009, 08:47 PM
Troy Aikman


03-21-2009, 09:00 PM
Troy Aikman

Erick Williams
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Darren Woodson

03-21-2009, 09:19 PM
Emmitt Smith
Deion Sanders
Michael Irvin
Troy Aikman
Darren Woodson
Demarcus Ware
Roy Williams (WR)
Charles Haley
Roger Staubach
Tony Dorsett
Kenny The Shark Gant

03-22-2009, 02:11 AM

I always loved the play-maker, I played WR through college and wore 88 like him in Pop Warner ball, had all his collectable cards, wanted to be just like out(outside of the drug addiction lol)...I loved the way he played the game, he was physical with DB's, I really started to appreciate the type of player he was when I heard HOF players talk about how secondary players were literally scared to line up against him and they knew they were going to be hurt after the game.

This is from a WR of all positions, inflicting punishment on the defensive players, he was in their heads before the snap, then he was talking majority of the game as well, in their head from a mental stand point, seemed like the more he talked the better he played.


Cute ain't it. ;)

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Alvin Harper.

Again being a WR I pay attention to them mostly, and it was always pretty sick to me the way Harper could go up like an Olympic jumper and pluck the ball out of the air, bad throw, good throw, no matter, I remember the game that Garrett started and Harper bailed him out for a jumpball TD like the back of my hand.

Also was a big fan of Kevin Williams, he was pretty beastly in his time here.

03-22-2009, 07:22 PM

Dat Nyugen


03-24-2009, 05:15 PM
Dat was a good one, unfortunate what happened tohim