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Rate the best All Time DBs for the Cowboys

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by BrAinPaiNt, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Mark Washington
    Benny Barnes


    :D
     
  2. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Lynn Swann might agree or maybe not. Both felt the sting of Lynn Swann.
     
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    They did that.
     
  4. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Sorry. what he said !
     
  5. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Village Idiot

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    It is pretty said that we have entire generations of fans that have only seen a bunch of mediocre trash on the field. I was lucky enough to be football conscious during the early-mid 90's.

    For me, it would have to be Darren Woodson.
     
  6. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    In Barnes' case, that was just the sting of Swann's cleats on Benny's back.
     
  7. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    A lot of fans point to Jackie Smith's drop that cost the Cowboys SB XIII it was the most memorable play in that game but that phantom PI call on Barnes was probably the most costly bad break the Cowboys suffered that day. There was only around 9 minutes to play and Swann clearly ran into Barnes but they flagged Barnes which setup the Steelers final TD and a 2 score lead. That was such a crap call it prompted the NFL to create the incidental contact rule months later.
     
  8. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    It was an awful, awful call. Not as bad as the whistle on Hassleback for the low block in the 2006 Superbowl against the Stealers, but worse than the missed block in the back against the Cardinals on Harrison's 100 return in 2008.
     
  9. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Actually, it set up the next to last score.

    After Franco Harris scored on a 22 yard run (assist to the umpire for blocking Charlie Waters' path to Harris), The kickoff went to Randy White, who was nursing a broken thumb. He fumbled, and the Steelers recovered to set up the Bradshaw to Swann post pattern for the final TD.

    The Smith play was the biggest play because the Cowboys dominated the third quarter of the game, yet only had three points to show for it on the scoreboard. They needed to get more points when they had the better of the play.
     
  10. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Right, Randy White had his hand all tapped up like a club and the KO came to him of all people and he fumbled. It was one bad break after another that began with Jackie Smith's drop. The Smith drop was the most memorable play but the Cowboys still got within 4 points with the FG. The PI call on Benny Barnes came on a 3rd down play which would have forced the Steelers to punt with around 9 minutes to play. The Cowboys would have had the ball with plenty of time left only down by 4 points.

    Unfortunately the PI call gave the Steelers a first down which really deflated the Cowboys. Harris then went on to score from 22 yards out. The ensuing KO went to Randy White the odds on that happening were slim and he fumbled. The Steelers took over and Bradshaw went immediately for the kill hitting Swann from 18 yards out. The Steelers ended up scoring 14 points in a span of 19 seconds. Landry felt the PI call on Barnes was the back breaker and the more I study that game I would have to agree but it's certainly debatable.
     
  11. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    By era:

    70s
    Mel Renfro
    Cornell Green
    Cliff Harris
    Charlie Waters
    Benny Barnes
    Aaron Kyle

    80s
    Dennis Thurman
    Everson Walls
    Bill Bates

    90s
    Darren Woodson
    Thomas Everett
    James Washington
    Kenny Gant
    Ray Horton
    Larry Brown
    Kevin Smith
    Clayton Holmes
    Deion Sanders
    Brock Marion

    2000s
    Terance Newman
    Roy Williams
    Ken Hamlin
    Anthony Henry
    Mario Edwards
    Ryan McNeil

    2010s
    Mike Jenkins
    Gerald Sensabaugh
    Alan Ball
    Orlando Scandrick
    Morris Claiborne
     
  12. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    5 years as a Cowboy, and we can't include him? I WILL use his name.

    CB's
    1. Deion
    2. Mel Renfo
    3. Everson Walls
    4. Cliff Harris
    5. Terrence Newman
     
  13. jrumann59

    jrumann59 Well-Known Member

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    I know we didn't draft him but no Teague especially before Gant, Holmes
     

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