I can't help but wonder what Tony Dorsett would've been like in today's game

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I have been watching lots of videos as well as full games from my uncles collection of 70's 80's cowboys.
I can't help but wonder what Dorsett would of been like in today's game, I honestly believe he would be even better in today's open game. This guy was shifty and smooth!!!! Hits top speed in a instant!!
I also never knew how tough of a runner he was!! Amazing back. Those who saw his career first hand... who would you compare him to today?
 

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I have been watching lots of videos as well as full games from my uncles collection of 70's 80's cowboys.
I can't help but wonder what Dorsett would of been like in today's game, I honestly believe he would be even better in today's open game. This guy was shifty and smooth!!!! Hits top speed in a instant!!
I also never knew how tough of a runner he was!! Amazing back. Those who saw his career first hand... who would you compare him to today?
Tony Pollard

Dorsett tougher and can handle more. But similar backs in what they can do.
 

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I still consider him the best pure RB in Cowboys history, not most complete, that belongs to Emmitt. Unfortunately, he was not as adept as Emmitt was at avoiding the head shots, who was the best I'd ever seen at that.
 

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I still consider him the best pure RB in Cowboys history, not most complete, that belongs to Emmitt. Unfortunately, he was not as adept as Emmitt was at avoiding the head shots, who was the best I'd ever seen at that.
Dorsett is the reason why I became a Cowboys fan. I was a big Pittsburgh Panther fan as a kid until Dan Marino left. So a good 10 years. Still don’t know we didn’t draft him. Oh well…… :facepalm:
 

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I have been watching lots of videos as well as full games from my uncles collection of 70's 80's cowboys.
I can't help but wonder what Dorsett would of been like in today's game, I honestly believe he would be even better in today's open game. This guy was shifty and smooth!!!! Hits top speed in a instant!!
I also never knew how tough of a runner he was!! Amazing back. Those who saw his career first hand... who would you compare him to today?
Absolutely better than any back in the league today! Cant even come up with a close comp.
 

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I can't help but wonder what Dorsett would of been like in today's game, I honestly believe he would be even better in today's open game. This guy was shifty and smooth!!!! Hits top speed in a instant!!
In an era of open offenses, he would have been fantastic. A threat to break one pretty much any chance he touched the ball.

One of his best traits was his vision. He was nicknamed Hawkeye for a reason. Combine that with his speed in todays game and LOOK OUT!
 

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In my opinion, Tony Dorsett was the best RB the Cowboys ever had. No disrespect to Emmitt Smith because he was great and is the All Time rushing leader, but Tony Dorsett was faster, quicker, just as elusive and a game changer every time he touched the football. Tony Dorsett is the only player to run for and catch separately two 99 yard TDs plays in NFL history.
 

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Dorsett was great for his time, but this thread is a perfect example of people overrating players from the past. Dorsett was small, he would've been a part time player in today's league at his size
 
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