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Twitter: Robert Newhouse passes away at 64

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Tawney88

    Tawney88 Well-Known Member

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    It is always tough when one of the people you admired as a child passes on. Condolences to his family.
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  2. coogrfan

    coogrfan Well-Known Member

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    Newhouse was a great Coog and a great Cowboy. More importantly, he was a great person. RIP House.
  3. cowboyeric8

    cowboyeric8 Chicks dig crutches

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    Sad I was too young to ever see him play. But I got the chance to meet him years ago. Just an all around great guy. He spent so much time with each fan and seemed to genuinely care about what we had to say, and he ended up staying past what his appearance said he would so he could meet more fans. It was a treat to meet him. RIP

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  4. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Very sad to hear. He was a real grinder who had a very good low center of gravity as a runner/blocker. I remember an old issue of Inside Sports where they were showing the freakish size of NFL players. They featured Too Tall Jones' hands and Newhouse's quads.

    Interestingly enough, he nearly became a Steeler when he was draft eligible in 1972. The Steelers had a big internal debate between taking him or Franco Harris. Noll preferred Harris, the scouts preferred Newhouse. While Newhouse didn't have the career Harris did, he was a vital cog for the Cowboys, contributing as a runner, blocker, pass receiver and special teams player. RIP to ol' #44.
  5. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Way to young to pass away. My heart goes out to his family.
  6. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    He sounds like he was a great guy. Heartwarming to hear.

  7. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    He was a great player. I was born after he played but I have watched a lot of games from the 70s through the internet an he's one of my favorite players from the 70s Cowboys teams.
  8. NickZepp

    NickZepp Well-Known Member

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    Here's him in action in 1978 against the Packers. It was one of his 5 career 100 yard games as a Cowboy.

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  9. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking he was Marion the barbarian before there was a Marion barber. Regardless one of my all time favs
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  10. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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  11. theSHOW

    theSHOW Benched

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    Nice long drive culminating in a Newhouse baboom baboom into the endzone. Preston Pearson...Tony Dorsett and number 44. Come on those were the glory years. Pearson, and Hill with Johnson out wide. Roger in at QB while soon to be leader Danny White punting it. The offensive line did a little lift and reset every play in concert. The defense was always in control.
  12. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    A sad day for Cowboys and fans.

    Landry needed 6 yards for a first down? No problem. Send Newhouse crashing tthrough the right of the line. Need a 7-yard flutter pass reception? There he was.

    Mr. Newhouse, like so many others, we didn't know what we halfed until you were gone.

    RIP. This proud son of the hills of Farmers Branch thanks you for all your blood, sweat and tears for mein team. Thx for all the exciting plays and the running punch you provided. This is truly sad for us, your family and the NFL.
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  13. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita CowBabe Up!!! Zone Supporter

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    Yes!!! QFT. Those were the days. I'm a 36 year Cowboys fan because of that era. RIP Robert Newhouse. And thank you.
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  14. MarkP88

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    In John Facenda voice, "...Robert Newhouse used his body like the business end of a torpedo..."

    RIP to a great Cowboy.
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    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Been kind of avoiding this thread. Don't know why, I guess it just pains me to think that Robert Newhouse has passed.

    I truly enjoyed Watching Newhouse play football.

    RIP Robert Fulton Newhouse. You will be missed.
  16. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan

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    Yeah, we're seeing guys our age pass on. Feeling vulnerable.

    #44 was only 5'8", but had 44" thighs.
    #4 all time rusher for Cowboys after 12 year career.

    To the young 'uns: Watch some old highlights if you haven't seen him play. Aren't many like him.
  17. CosmicCowboy

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    So sorry to hear this, RIP and Thanks for the memories.
  18. Zordon

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  19. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    Me too. I started following the team in the mid 70's when he was in his prime. I loved all those guys. What an era it was.
  20. Fletch

    Fletch To The Moon

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    Big #44.I remember my older brother's vibrating football, where the little players would vibrate down the field, usually in a circle pattern. The two teams were the Steelers and the Cowboys. The big picture on the front of the games' long box was Newhouse carrying three or four Steelers for extra yards.
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