Originally Posted by BAT
Herschel Walker was a starter behind that line. Emmitt's backups also included: Chris Warren, a multiple pro bowler; Blair Thomas, a high first rounder; Timmy Smith, the wunderkind of '91 SB who held the record for most yards rushing in a SB. Eddie George, 6 years younger than Emmitt, could not even come close to 1,000 yards running behind Emmitt's former OL.
That OL was good. Very good. Emmitt Smith made it legendary.
#1 Warren didn't show up until the glory days were gone. Both for the Cowboys AND for him. He was in his last days.
#2 Blair Thomas ended up with us because he was a bust with the New York Jets. He was never great. Even so, he had a HUGE playoff game for us, that we won, when Emmitt carried the ball less than 10 times.
#3 To try and present Timmy Smith as a good back is, perhaps, the biggest stretch of all. You talk about a 1 game wonder???? That was Timmy Smith.
#4 Eddie George played HIS VERY LAST SEASON with Dallas. 31 years old. And the team was terrible.