Every Tony Dorsett touchdown

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  1. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if we should consider our situation a baby steps type of get better thing.

    It's not as if we are in year one or even two of a rebuilding deal.

    MM was brought in to take a team ready to win to the next level.

    It sounds a bit lame to say last year should be thrown out, but come on. It was the perfect storm of crap.....and that's been addressed.

    I think that once Dallas DOES figures it out, they have as good a shot as anyone in the NFC.

    I see no one as unbeatable....including Tampa, who had all the breaks go their way in the postseason. The injured tackles on GB and KC made that defense look much better than it is.
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  2. TexasHillbilly

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    77...that's when football was football. I was 16 and Tony was a pleasure to watch.
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  3. Thomas82

    Thomas82 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the time really does go by fast. I was 16 and halfway through my sophomore year of high school the last time they won a Super Bowl.
  4. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    The downfield blocking on some of these is a beautiful thing to watch.....if you're into that sort of thing.
  5. eromeopolk

    eromeopolk Well-Known Member

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    13 years old, I actually wasted a prayer so that Tony Dorsett would be a Cowboy and help Roger Staubach win a Super Bowl. Not only did it happen, they won it in my home town of New Orleans LA again. It confirmed that God answers prayers and the saying about the hole in the roof was true.

    In my office I have two posters framed...Roger Staubach and Tony Dorsett.
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  6. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Moderator

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    His power and field vision were Hall of Fame worthy from day one but Dorsett made one thing crystal clear for defenses:

    "Speed kills."

    And he murdered many of them.
  7. MTCowboyFan

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    Watching the early highlights where Roger was handing off (and throwing I guess too) the ball to TD brought back some great memories.

    Thanks for posting it, that was great and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe....

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    Yes, and unfortunately, he was more dominant. Tony D played at a time in the NFL when there were more truly great RBs then any other time in the History of the game. In his own state, he played and was compared to Earl Campbell, who was the most dominant Offensive player for a period of time, I've ever seen in the NFL. He was just undeniable. In his own division, he played against Wilbert Montgomery, John Riggins, Little Joe Washington, George Rodgers, Joe Morris, Larry Csonka, Terry Metcalf, OJ Anderson, just in the NFC East.

    In the entire league:

    Walter Payton
    Franco Harris
    Lawrence McCutcheon
    Lydell Mitchell
    Chuck Forman
    Greg Pruitt
    Sam "Bam" Cunningham
    Chuck Muncie
    Mark Van Eeghen
    Turdell Mitchell
    Ricky Bell
    Wendell Tyler
    William Andrews
    Billy Simms
    Joe Cribbs
    Joe Delany
    Freeman McNeil
    Marcus Allen
    Eric Dickerson
    Curt Warner
    James Wilder
    Sammy Winder
    Kevin Mack
    James Brooks
    Gerald Riggs
    Charles White
    Mike Rozier
    Ruben Mayes
    Roger Craig

    and don't forget, Herschel Walker.

    There were so many more really good RBs in the NFL, at that time, then there are now. It's not even close, IMO.
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    ABQCOWBOY Regular Joe....

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    I'll tell you two things that just jump off the page to me when I go back and watch TD.
    1. I feel terrible about this one. I remember, at the time, thinking that TD was a show boat and I guess maybe he was a little flashy for the times but honestly, I watch every TD and it's nothing compared to what you see today. Shame on me
    2. How good those Cowboys teams were as a screen team and how down right crappy we have been for 20 years as a screen team. It's discraceful.
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  10. Scotman

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    I don't think I have ever seen a back better at seeing the hole and hitting it than TD. And when he hit the backside of the hole...hold your breath....he was gone.
  11. Captain-Crash

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    Those were some of my favorite offensive linemen too. When football was real.
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  12. Dak_Attack_09

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    Tony Pollard could be that guy!
  13. erod

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    Football died in the early 2000s. I watch old footage from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and everything looks just so much better.

    Today's athletes aren't bigger and faster anymore like people say, and the quality isn't there. I don't see a Reggie White today. I don't see a Deion, a Sanders, an Emmitt, a Rice, and there are no teams like the 49ers, Cowboys, and Bills of the 90s or the Steelers and Cowboys of the 70s. The only team that resembled it was the Patriots, and now that's been broken up, too. New England wouldn't have won all those Super Bowls in previous decades because they wouldn't have been the only organization with a clue then.

    There are a handful of quarterbacks still today, but most of them are about to retire, and the general talent and quality in the NFL has taken a big step backward. Add to that, they don't practice and they get hurt when you touch them. Tackling is ridiculous, defense is clueless, and the play is sloppy because the majority of the league simply isn't ready to play on Sunday.
  14. Mannix

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    What has always amazed and confused me is why this guy is NEVER talked about as one of the all time greats....very seldom mentioned. Even longtime Cowboy fans never seem to bring his name up that often....never see any Dorsett jerseys being worn....why is this???
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  15. erod

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    I have a Dorsett jersey in the old lighter blue. Wear to games often when it's not too hot.
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  16. Shane612

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    I m a fan of Tony Dorsett, too, but there were other RBs of his time who could go all the way from anywhere on the field, e.g. Earl Campbell.
  17. Runwildboys

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    I didn't say "all" other RBs. I was mostly taking a shot at a certain RB. ;)
  18. Hawkeye19

    Hawkeye19 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome vid.

    Elite Vision + Elite Burst = TD33
  19. Shane612

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    Preston Pearson?
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  20. Colombiacowboy

    Colombiacowboy Well-Known Member

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    I loved watching that video. It makes me appreciate the history of this franchise and the quality players we used to have. T.D. ran with grace, and loved seeing Danny White in those videos. Highly underrated QB.
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