Fastest Cowboy Ever? And most impressive NFL 40?

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  1. T-RO

    T-RO Well-Known Member

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    It's not that easy. Back in Bob's day there wasn't as much competition for a gold medal. And everything was hand timed. Eye tests certainly don't mean much.

    The fastest official electronic times at the combine?

    1 John Ross 4.22
    2 Chris Johnson 4.24

    And even the combine's official times since 1999 are only "partially electronic".

    Does make for an interesting conversation because there aren't clear answers...fastest player or fastest Cowboy.
     
  2. StarOfGlory

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    This is insane. Jason Peters ran a 4.93 40 at 328 pounds on his pro day. This begs the question: How in the hell did Peters go undrafted?
     
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  3. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    I'm pretty sure I saw some Walmart Black Friday shoppers run a flat 3.8 when a pallet of underpriced TV's were made live for sale.
     
  4. quickccc

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    So when does Tony Dorsett eventually get into the discussion consideration as well ?

    ..... " Inquiring Minds wanna know "
     
  5. quickccc

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    If we use the same format as NFL Network in placing fastest players as those who have made their rep as football playmakers instead of straight line 40 time guys with zero football

    Top Five Fastest Cowboys players: (my list)

    1 Bob “ bullet” Hayes

    2 Joey Galloway

    3 Deion sanders

    4 Rocket Ismail

    5 Tony Dorsett

    Interesting as Tony Dorsett has been legendary renown for being one of fastest players in entire NFL – but does he even crack the top five fastest Cowboys player of all time ?
    (Honorable mention hershel walker)
     
  6. garyo1954

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    A couple of names that were great track guys who didn't pan out as football players...

    Jim Hines, the guys who broke Bob Hayes 100M record. Nicknamed "Oops" by his Dolphin teammates. NFL career 2 catches for 23 yards, 1 carry for 7 and 22 yard return. Named 10th worst NFL player of all time.
    Renaldo Nehemiah, first man to run the 110M hurdles under 13.0; considered one of Bill Walsh failures. Three years in the NFL 43 catches, 745 yards, 4 TDS, has a Super Bowl ring from the 1984 season with the 49ers. Became expendable in '85 when the 49ers drafted Jerry Rice.
     
  7. IAmLegend

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    I’m never voting against this guy.


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  8. xwalker

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    It's all relative.

    There is (or was) a video with Usain Bolt over-layed with a Bob Hayes video...

    Bob was fast but some of the stories get absurd. There are stories claiming that Bob ran over 30mph.

    Usain Bolt peaked at 27.6 mph. There is zero possibility that Bob Hayes ran 30mph.
     
  9. darthseinfeld

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    There was a period during the Raiders mini Renaissance in the mid 90's when they had Wright, James Jett, and Rocket all on the same team. Thats some serious speed at WR. Although I think Jett was the only one that really produced. Jett was kind of Alvin Harper to Irvin's Tim Brown

    They had James Trapp at CB too, who won the NFL'S fastest man comp
     
  10. xwalker

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    Starting at 0:56 in the video, Deion is so far past the WR on the deep pass attempt it's funny. That WR is James Jett:
    Jett was also an Olympic sprinter. While at West Virginia University, he was a seven-time All-American in track, finishing fifth at 100 meters in the U.S. Olympic Trials in New Orleans, earning him a spot on the 4 x 100 m relay Olympic team, that won the gold medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics with a time of 38.95 seconds. He also outran eventual Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis in the 100 meters during prelims to the games.

    Jett ran the first two rounds of the 4 x 100 m relay in Barcelona, then gave his spot in the finals to Carl Lewis. All team members earned a gold medal. Jett earned NCAA indoor and outdoor All-America honors in the 50 meters, 100 meters and 200 meters during his career and finished as NCAA runner-up at 100 meters and 200 meters in 1992.

    Starting at 4:06 in the video, Deion flips his hips to transition out of his back-peddle after Rocket has passed by him but Deion closes the gap and ends up past Rocket.
    Rocket Ismail ran a 4.28 forty.

     
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  11. xwalker

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    The media hated Deion...
     
  12. xwalker

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    2010 Cowboys practice squad player Teddy Williams ran an official 100 meter time that was faster than the best 100 meter time for Bob Hayes...
     
  13. xwalker

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    He played TE in college.
     
  14. xwalker

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    Bob Hayes fastest 100 meter time was 10.05.

    Cowboys 2010 practice squad player Teddy Williams ran an official 9.90 100 meter...
     
  15. xwalker

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    Fastest athlete relative to his competition...




     
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  16. T-RO

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    In fairness today's tracks are WAAAY faster than running on dirt or cinder, as old track guys had to run on.
     
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  17. garyo1954

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    ....and everything was hand timed. And Hayes never ran a 40. He was clocked at 5.26 in the 60 yard dash.
     
  18. xwalker

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    Hand times have always been faster than electronic times...
     
  19. JackOfNoTrades

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    38 yards in 3 seconds is approx. 26.5 mph, not counting grabbing the ball and all.
     
  20. garyo1954

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    I'm sure you googled that, but having timed track back in the 70's we always have 3 timers and took the difference between the three. And frankly, it depends on when you start the watch. But you know, whatever helps you sleep is fine by me.
     

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