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[NFLN] Top 10 cowboys of all time

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Cowboy Brian, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Over Witten? Witten already has better stats than Jay.
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Troy and Michael were great, but I take Mr Cowboy over them every time. Of the Triplets, the only one I might take over Lilly would be Emmitt.
  3. casmith07

    casmith07 I'm the best poster in the game!

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    Good list. You'd have to have watched the Cowboys other than the last 10 to 15 years to understand why most of those guys make the list.
  4. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    TOM LANDRY "IS" the Cowboys....without him.....we would not be AMERICA's Team.....

    I have no problems with him being #1. My only problem was that Emmitt should have been higher. At least #3 if not #2.
  5. CooterBrown

    CooterBrown Well-Known Member

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    Although I didn't say it, I left all the current players off my list. "The test of time" theory.
  6. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    I can't really argue the players that they had on the list though I would rearrange the order some. There are others that I also would not argue with being on the list either because there have been so many great one in Dallas. But My list would look something like this (Coaches and current players excluded):

    1. Roger Staubach
    2. Troy Aikman
    3. Emmitt Smith
    4. Tony Dorsett
    5. Randy White
    6. Bob Lily
    7. Drew Pearson
    8. Michael Irvin
    9. Bob Hayes
    10. Chuck Howley, Mel Renfro, Cliff Harris, Darren Woodson (pick one, I can't)

    Honorable mention:

    Don Meredith
    Rayfield Wright
    Larry Allen
    Lee Roy Jordan
    Harvey Martin
    Charlie Waters
    Jay Novacek
    Jethro Pugh
    Don Perkins
    Ed "too tall" Jones
  7. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Pearson & Hayes over the best O-linemen of all time? Come on, Allen is top 7. He is literally the best out of 5 diff positions on the line. Really he should be top 3.
  8. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    It does?

    There are guys missing, IMO, but it hardly sucks.


    No love for Bob Lilly? They didn't call him Mr. Cowboy for nothing.

    There is no such thing as a correct top 5 without Mr. Cowboy in it.

    And Emmitt is my all-time favorite player (mostly because he's the best I ever saw play live, at least IMO) but had I been around to watch Roger live, instead of in classics and highlights (where you already know all the outcomes of course) he'd probably be my all time favorite.

    The guy was what made the Dallas Cowboys great. Without Captain Comeback then there would be no list to even consider. He's easily #1 as far as players go.




    I still wouldn't take any of them over Mr. Cowboy. Emmitt is my all-time favorite Cowboy but even I would still tip my hat to Lilly.
  9. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Staubach is usually considered a top 3/5 QB. We have many players who are considered the GOAT at their position, Emmitt comes first IMO, then you've got Staubach/White/Aikman/Allen/Lilly, and you mix and match them. Then you've got Dorsett/Irvin/Woodson/Harris to mix and match into it.

    Thats 10, although after this gen of players both Witten and Ware will get onto that list.

    Example:
    1.Emmitt
    2.Roger
    3. Bob Lilly
    4. Troy Aikman
    5. Larry Allen
    6. Randy White
    7. Tony Dorsett
    8. Michael Irvn
    9.Darren Woodson
    10. Cliff Harris

    for me the GOAT RB> A top 3/5 QB.

    Now i'm biased and usually put the triplets higher, but the above list is a much more accurate way of doing it, more than likely if I was put no the spot i'd put Larry Allen at 3 and Lilly at 4 w/Aikman at 5 though.
  10. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    To each their own. No one has to sell me on the greatness of Emmitt Smith. The guy is my all-time favorite for a reason.

    But one of the best QBs of all time will always trump one of the best, even the best, RB of all time.

    There are things Roger did, and could do, for those Cowboys teams in comebacks and leadership that Emmitt simply couldn't have done, and that's not a slight on his abilities but simply a factor on the difference in importance of the positions.

    But I won't fault anyone for having Emmitt #1. He was amazing and I loved every minute of his career. I watched every single down he ever played as a Cowboy.
  11. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    What did you like best about Lilly's game?
  12. Chief

    Chief "Friggin Joke Monkey"

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    :banghead: at Mr. Cowboy being left off of some lists and then when he is mentioned, his name is misspelled half the time.

    Isn't this a Cowboys' message board?
  13. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    Roger has to be first. After him, its up for grabs.
  14. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    I'm not going to say I somehow I attained tapes from the 70s watching him play, my knowledge is second hand. If you can or someone can point me in the direction to get tapes/dvds/files of those games, i'll go get them.


    I know Lilly is commonly regarded as the GOAT DT, that comes after the GOAT linemen, top 3 QB OAT, and GOAT RB. Thats my positional value.
  15. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    That's good to know.

    :rolleyes:
  16. JackMagist

    JackMagist The Great Communicator

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    Dude...you didn't even put Allen top 5 in your own list :confused:

    BTW it was 4 positions...Allen didn't play center but he did play all 4 of the others.

  17. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    :laugh2:
  18. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian Romo 2 Austin Zone Supporter

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    Triplets are my 3 fav. players of all time, when asked to make a list I put them in there. If I did it for accuracy, it looks more like the list I posted.

  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    I thought this was a Top 10 Cowboys of all time thread not a list of your favorites. :confused:
  20. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    :lmao:

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