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All-Time Underrated Dallas Cowboys team

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by mmohican29, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    All the Dexter Coakley jokes have made me think about this, because Dexter was a terrific football player. But we've had several non-ROH, non-HOF players that I've enjoyed watching over the years so here's a team I threw together... how do you think this team would fare? These are players I've seen play so I can't speak to the Lance Rentzel's of the world. Of course this is not a full roster, so help me fill it in!

    QB1- Danny White, QB2- Drew Bledsoe
    RB1- Marion Barber III, RB2- Walt Garrison
    FB- Robert Newhouse
    3rd Down RB- Preston Pearson
    TE1-Doug Cosbie. TE-2
    WR1- Terrell Owens
    WR2- Tony Hill
    WR3- Terry Glenn
    WR4- Butch Johnson
    LT- Flozell Adams
    G-John Gesek
    C- Tom Rafferty
    G-Kevin Gogan
    RT- Pat Donovan

    Defense:

    DE-Jim Jeffcoat
    DT-La'Roi Glover
    DT-Leon Lett
    DE- Tony Tolbert
    MLB- Dat Nguyen, MLB2- Randall Godfrey
    OLB-Dexter Coakley ,OLB2-Vinson Smith
    WLB- Bruce Carter, WLB2- Darrin Smith
    CB1-Dennis Thurman
    CB2-Kevin Smith
    CB3-Orlando Scandrick
    SS- Roy Williams
    FS- Michael Downs

    P-Mike Saxon
    K-Chris Boniol
  2. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    This ought to be interesting. :)
  3. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    lol is that good or bad? I know I'm missing people. and I should change TO because he isn't underrated- I was thinking more of "forgotten Cowboys greats"
  4. Staubacher

    Staubacher Well-Known Member

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    You have some weird definitions of underrated. TO? Flozell? Lett?
  5. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    DL - Larry Cole
    Secondary- randy Hughes
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  6. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    I think Kelvin Martin, Danny Noonan, Eugene Lockhart, Bob Bruenig, Dixon Edwards, Mark Tuinei and Matt Vanderbeek (the scariest guy I have ever seen cover kicks....)
  7. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    I think Flozell was underrated. Owens is probably underrated in terms of his Cowboys years of service by its fanbase, but I should have removed his name from the list.
  8. Titleist

    Titleist Active Member

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    Maybe switch TO with Alvin Harper? I always thought Harper was constantly in the shadow of Irvin, but Harper showed up in a good way in some huge games.
  9. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    Nice list. Dixon Edwards and K-mart were great. Tuinei too, but I didn't want the whole 90's O-Line. Lockhart in his early years was awesome. Vanderbeek I get confused with Jim Schwantz lol
  10. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    Harper was awesome but I wanted a 70's, 80's mix- I don't think Alvin was around long enough to warrant a spot on this squad, but I know I've made similar mistakes in my own list that someone will point out lol
  11. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    Jimmy Jones DT
    Dixon Edward LB
    Kelvin Martin WR
    Larry Brown CB
    Mike Hegman LB
    Bob Bruenig LB
    Larry Cole DT
    Herb Scott OG (entire Irish Connection O-line of mid to late 70's)
    Dan Reeves RB
    Walt Garrison RB
    DD Lewis LB
    Mark Washington CB
    Benny Barnes CB
    Michael Downs S
    Brock Marion S
  12. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    awesome list. Scott, Barnes and Brock Marion- nice adds
  13. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    Forgot Tony Hill WR
  14. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    He was the first WR I thought of on my own list. He was such a big play guy... that era's Mike Williams
  15. yentl911

    yentl911 Well-Known Member

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    I remember many games in the 90's where Madden and Summerall would talk about how intimidating and scary the Dallas special teams units were. Bill Bates and Kenny Gant were also some serious head hunters on that squad. MV was huge and pretty fast - used to destroy guys on kick coverage.

    Another guy - even though he is a kicker, but was money - Chris Boniol.
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  16. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    As much as the guy drives me crazy from time to time, I feel like Romo should be on the list.
  17. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    TO's a bad choice, Lett and Flozell aren't on anyone's all time greats list anywhere- but both were excellent
  18. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    My bad.....the Washington game in 83 when they came back from 20 something down on MNF he was amazing in that.
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  19. mmohican29

    mmohican29 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't put him on the list because he will be at least ROH someday.
  20. mahoneybill

    mahoneybill Well-Known Member

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    Good ones. Would also add:

    Jethro Pugh

    George Andrie

    Besides Cole & Lilly the backbone of the original Doomsday Defense
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