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10 Greatest Cowboys Who Never Made the Pro Bowl

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by percyhoward, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. percyhoward

    percyhoward Research Tool

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    Must have played at least three years (or at least half his career) with the Cowboys and never made the Pro Bowl in his entire career.

    Active players are eligible.

    Here's my list.

    Frank Clarke
    Jethro Pugh
    Duane Thomas
    Preston Pearson
    Jim Jeffcoat
    Eugene Lockhart
    Kevin Smith
    Dat Nguyen
    Greg Ellis
    Terence Newman


    What's your list?
  2. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    I'm almost certain Dat made one, although he it either may have been as a late addition due to an injury or maybe it was the other way - he didn't get to play due to an injury.

    Duane Thomas wasn't here very long and really shared running duties, so it's understandable he didn't make it.

    Preston Pearson was a 3rd down specialist, not an every down player.

    The rest of the bunch were robbed .....
  3. EMMITTnROY

    EMMITTnROY Well-Known Member

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    really good list.. cant really argue with any of them..

    Newman not making the Pro Bowl last year was like when Val Kilmer didn't get nominated for Tombstone or Al Pacino didn't get nominated for The Godfather III.. best performances of their years..
  4. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Godfather III while decent as a movie, is an embarrassment to the franchise.
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Jason Ferguson and Terrance Newman on the current roster. Ferguson probably won't ever make it being a NT, but that doesn't mean he doesn't deserve it.

    Danny White made a pro bowl so...

    I don't even feel like researching this.
  6. Cowboy from New York

    Cowboy from New York Active Member

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    I could have sworn Ellis made it to a probowl. Maybe as an alternate after the 03 season?
  7. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Never.

    There was talk that he was having a pro-bowl year the year he broke his leg, but that's as close as he's come.
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I've never really been a Val Kilmer fan, but I bought Tombstone just because of his part. He was pretty good in The Doors too.

    I really didn't even care to see The Godfather III.

    As for Newman. As long as he plays like he did last year, I think he is a shoe in this year. The Media didn't know who he was last year, now everyone does.
  9. percyhoward

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    Ah, but what kind of thread-starter would I be without reasearching that for you ahead of time?

    These Cowboys all made at least one Pro Bowl:
    Aikman, T
    Allen, L
    Andrie, G
    Bates, B
    Breunig, B
    Coakley, D
    Cosbie, D
    Donovan, P
    DuPree, B
    Everett, T
    Fugett, J
    Garrison, W
    Glenn, T
    Gogan, K
    Green, C
    Haley, C
    Harris, C
    Hayes, B
    Hill, C
    Howley, C
    Irvin, M
    Johnston, D
    Jones, E
    Jones, R
    Jordan, L
    Lett, L
    Lilly, B
    Manders, D
    Martin, H
    Maryland, R
    Meredith, D
    Neely, R
    Newton, N
    Niland, J
    Norton, K
    Novacek, J
    Nye, B
    Pearson, D
    Perkins, D
    Renfro, Me
    Scott, H
    Smith, E
    Staubach, R
    Stepnoski, M
    Tolbert, T
    Tuinei, M
    Walker, H
    Walls, E
    Waters, C
    White, D
    White, R
    Williams, E
    Woodson, D
    Wright, R
  10. kickholder

    kickholder New Member

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    Good question. Here are 10 more:

    Michael Downs
    Danny White (as a punter-- he made it as a quarterback)
    Dan Reeves
    Lance Renzel
    Mike Saxon (punter)
    Dennis Thurman
    Ron Springs
    Timmy Newsome
    Kelvin Martin
    Golden Richards
  11. percyhoward

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    White as a punter is brilliant, although I didn't consider specialists at all.

    Lance Rentzel is a great choice, but Timmy Newsome?
  12. Cowboy Bill Watts

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    the two that really stand out here for me are jethro pugh and jim jeffcoat.

    pugh was a class guy, but very quiet. remember he played next to HOFer Bob Lilly and never really got the recognition he deserved.
  13. kickholder

    kickholder New Member

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    Granted, Newsome is more than a bit of a stretch. He was a pretty good receiver out of the backfield in the 80s (1983-1986, mostly), especially when Dorsett started to slow down and before Walker became the starter. 46 receptions in 1985 and 48 in 1986. Nothing like Roger Craig, though, and I don't think anyone considered him to be Pro Bowl caliber. If I had to pick any running back, it would be Preston Pearson.
  14. Stautner

    Stautner New Member

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    Pearson was a 3rd down specialist - not an every down RB.
  15. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Godfather III was not good and Pacino was just a caricature of his early renditions of Michael. No one deserved any awards for that movie.
  16. kickholder

    kickholder New Member

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    Pearson started a number of games, including Super Bowl X, in 1975 and 1976, splitting time with Doug Dennison. Will agree that he never had the statistics to back up a Pro Bowl selection-- but he sure made some memorable plays.
  17. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I can only think of a few. I'm doing this without looking anything up. So if I am wrong on one of these players let me know.

    Defense...
    Terence Newman
    DD Lewis
    Jethro Pugh


    Offense...
    Jason Witten
    Robert Newhouse


    After that, I draw a blank.
  18. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I didn't realize Lockhart never made it. Not even the year he had 222 tackles? Wow. Of course we stunk that year so maybe that's why.
  19. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I remember the Dallas media made a big deal about Lockhart not making it to the Pro-Bowl that season.

    Jason Witten has been to the pro-bowl.
  20. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Godfather III was his best performance??!! That's an outrageous claim. He was infinitely better in the first 2 movies, not to mention in Dog Day Afternoon, Glengarry Glen Ross and Serpico.

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