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2/2/1990 The Day that spawned a dynasty!

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by DallasCowpoke111, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. DallasCowpoke111

    DallasCowpoke111 Benched

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    The Herschel Walker trade, one of the biggest deals in NFL history, is completed with the Minnesota Vikings.

    Little know fact. It was on one of the coach's daily lunchtime jogs, that OL coach Tony Wise first proposed the idea.

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Depending on the geography, he's either revered as a god or hung in effigy.
  3. dbair1967

    dbair1967 Arch Defender

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    Walker was traded before the trade deadline in the 1989 season

  4. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    2/2/90 was the Day they fired Mike Lynn.

  5. DallasCowpoke111

    DallasCowpoke111 Benched

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    February 1990, the Cowboys traded their 3rd and 10th round picks and their 1991 3rd rounder to the Vikings so that they could keep the 3 remaining roster players and all of the conditional draft picks.
  6. Eddie

    Eddie Well-Known Member

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    That was the completion of the trade.

    Mike Lynn thought Jimmah would keep the roster players instead of the draft picks.

    The actual trade was commenced in October/November of 1989.
  7. DallasCowpoke111

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  8. trueblue1687

    trueblue1687 Well-Known Member

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    Read the opening post closer.
  9. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 Cowboys Make me Drink

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    The end results of the trade after 1992:

    WR Jake Reed

    RB Emmitt Smith
    DT Russell Maryland
    CB Kevin Smith
    S Darren Woodson
    CB Clayton Holmes
  10. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    And as hard as it is to believe, some Dallas media types, and national media types, panned the trade because the Cowboys were giving up their only true superstar.

    They were calling Jerry and Jimmy hicks because they got played by the Vikings and that players-for-picks trade, thinking that the Cowboys would keep the players and not the picks. :rolleyes:
  11. yesfan

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    I always thought because of that trade,Herschel Walker
    deserves to be in the Ring Of Honor. Lol That has to be the
    best trade of our lifetime.
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Well, the Vikings also got Walker.
  13. yesfan

    yesfan Well-Known Member

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    The funny thing is,Walker did not look the same
    playing for Minn. In fact,they got hosed.Too funny.
    Even after he left the Vikes,he played very well again.
  14. Fmart322

    Fmart322 Well-Known Member

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    To anyone:

    How did we get Herchal Walker? Who did we trade with and who did we send to the other team ? That was the greatest trade ever> lol
  15. jaybird

    jaybird Well-Known Member

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    Traded Butch Johnson, (remeber him the little woose with the six shooter bit) to (I think) denver for a 5th round pic. We used that pic to draft HW. You could consider that the greatest C-boy trade of all time.
  16. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    Walker was playing in the USFL at the time.
    And yes a goot draft pick.
  17. yesfan

    yesfan Well-Known Member

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    Led Georgia to national title as freshman in 1980; won Heisman in 1982 then jumped to upstart USFL in '83; signed by Dallas Cowboys after USFL folded; led NFL in rushing in 1988; traded to Minnesota in 1989 for 5 players and 6 draft picks; later played for Philadelphia and NY Giants and again with Dallas.
  18. MinnesotaCowboy

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    Yeah, the Vikings fired old dumb as a fox, Mike Lynn, after this awful trade(but I loved it). Lynn left the Vikes as a millionaire several times over. One overlooked fact that still irks Metrodome management is that old dumb Mike still gets a cut from from the numerous personal box revenues in this antique old stadium!

    I have always felt that the Vikings completely misused Walker from the day he arrived till the day he departed. For some silly reason they tried to make him an outside runner which he never was even though he had world class speed. He was always a inside the tackle runner with a great burst. Us old guys remember all this silly s--t!:cool:

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