Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Risen Star, Jan 11, 2022.
Best cowboys rookie of all time is Bob Lilly .
He’s been great and certainly in the discussion.
Here are a couple of rookie Cowboys that might be on this short list:
My first Cowboys hero “Bullet Bob” Hayes- in 1965 had one of the greatest rookie yrs in NFL history. He had over 1,000 yds receiving and 12 TDs in a 14 game season and completely changed how nfl defenses had to cover wide outs. Averaged 21.8 yds per reception!
Everson Walls, 1981- led the NFL in interceptions that year and is the only NFL player in the modern SB era to have double digit picks as a rookie.
Henry averaged 4.5 ypc his rookie season playing part time in an offense set up for Murray.. Line him up behind that Dallas line of 2016 and I'm comfortable that he gives me 1500 yards.. and Dak puts up pretty much the same numbers.. As for guarantees.. you have some guarantee that Dak would have failed on another team? Had Dak gone to a coach willing to go RPO heavy and let him do his thing with his legs while he learned the nuances of NFL passing I think he would have been fine.. He was a much better passer than anyone anticipated and that along with his leadership was going to translate no matter where he went. Was he winning 13 games on a bad team? Probably not.. but your trying to act as if he'd be out of the league or something is ridiculous. And before you trot out that tired old "But look how bad he played when Zeke was out in 2017" .. I will offer this.. Those three losses that year were the last three losses Dak has ever suffered without Zeke.. He has won the last 5 games when Zeke was out. Maybe give the guy credit for figuring it out.
Zeke averages close to that and he’s terrible. I don’t need to look at numbers.
Rookie Derek Henry was nothing special.
Zeke too right?
Micah Parsons will be all pro as well tho.
His 1977 rookie year was great. 12 TDs in 14 games and didn’t start until almost half way through the season.
lol….I have destroyed you on analysis. You have zero common sense.
Where he was drafted is irrelevant.
And no, it's not worthy of discussion. It's not anywhere remotely close to Micah, Zeke, Martin in terms of performance.
It's laughable on it's face, and insulting to guys who truly had remarkable seasons (not just remarkable for a rookie, but remarkable for players, period).
ES22 did NOT have a good rookie season..hes off Bobs in.. we have to only consider the rookie season not careers because well MP has only played one season and its not over.,
He did have a good year, but so far, Parsons hasn't had a single game that made anyone question his ability.
Everson Walls, Zeke, and Parsons take your pick.
Parsons has looked great but the fact that our defense was historically bad last season has made him look even better. I’ve been following the Cowboys since 1972 and can’t recall a rookie impacting the team as much as he has this season.
I started watching in 1976. I was 6 years old. The Cowboys were the first team I watched. (being honest with myself) I don't remember who they were playing. I just remember telling my Dad that I really like this team (the Cowboys). I remember Tony D's rookie year clear as day like it was just yesterday.... I truly believe Micah Parson's impact on this team is the best thing that has happened since Tony D's rookie year. Someone mentioned Everson Walls. He is pretty well up there as far as I'm concerned as well..
Zeke and the oline were pretty special that year. The run he busted against Pittsburgh was awesome. That was back when we had take it to the house Zeke. I miss that dude.
Im not downing you. Ware was arguably not even the best linebacker out of his draft class. Merriman outperformed Ware his rookie year, although longer term Ware had the better career by a good amount.
Yeah I can't remember if they still had CJ2K or it was just Dion Lewis at that point, but Henry wasn't getting a full load. It took a few years before they unleashed him. It will be interesting to see what he does in the playoffs. Ever look at his high-school box scores? It's comical.
Over 1,000 yards too.
They had Demarco Murray. He was a lot better than Henry too at that stage.
You could include Zeke
And probably many more from 70-80 teams