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Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Bobhaze, Jun 26, 2022.

  1. 12+88=7

    12+88=7 Well-Known Member

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    The decline for me started after the 3rd loss in the NFC Championship game.

    After losing to LA 20-0 in the playoffs in 1985 that was the official end of the Dallas dynasty.
     
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  2. Ranching

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    A real FAN knows exactly who he is....click bait....what self respecting Cowboys fan doesn't know who Tony Hill is?
     
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  3. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it was a decline in Super Bowl appearances.

    The 2021 team had a 12-5 record, but in the minds of most fans they were a complete failure...just read the threads...the threads that you didn't create...

    Super Bowl appearances are what propel most really good players into being remembered as great.

    If Romo had made it to a Super Bowl, he would be remembered as a great player instead of just a very good player.
     
  4. Motorola

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    Been a lot of that going on this month here at CZ:
    1) The best Cowboys WR....
    2) The Good Guys
    3) Mt. Rushmore of Cowboys
    4) Best Quarterbacks in NFL History Tier List
    5) Cowboys Top 5 All Time List
    6) Fun List of a team comprised of Cowboys Greats
     
  5. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    That's like saying that a guy that jumped out of an airplane without a parachute "declined"...:D

    Nov. 17, 1985
    Bears 44, Cowboys 0
     
  6. StarChamber_33

    StarChamber_33 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone has heard of Tony Hill but few remember his greatness.. I truly appreciate this thread, because it begs the question why isn't he a Hall of Famer??
     
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  7. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Never forget that TD pass reception against the Skins from Roger
    when they came back to win by a point in Texas Stadium.
     
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  8. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Does Tony have better career numbers than Drew?
    If so, strong case for him being in the HOF and ROH.
     
  9. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    Going from Roger to Danny was a decline. There's a big difference between regular season success and playoff success. I don't know if it was Danny's fault or the defense's fault, but they just couldn't get to the mountain top in those days. One SB victory would have changed the way people look at White, Hill and that whole era. The same goes for Romo and now Dak.

    Defense wins championships, but the offense takes the bulk of the blame. That's just the way it is.
     
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  10. cowboyec

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    great big play receiver.
    easily one of the 5 greatest receivers in our rich history.
    :bow:80:bow:
     
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  11. CouchCoach

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    Tony Hill owns one of the three most vivid catches in my Cowboys history. Staubach to Hill for 6 to beat the Skins and knock them out of the playoffs, 35-34.

    The other two were Drew's immaculate reception and Butch "Six Guns" Johnson's diving catch as he crossed the end zone in the 77 SB.

    When I think of the WR's in Cowboys history: Bob Hayes, Lance Alworth, Drew Pearson, Tony Hill, Michael Irvin, Terrell Owens and Dez Bryant, we had some very special WR's.
     
  12. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    his td catch in the corner of the endzone to beat washington and clinch the east is one of my all-time favorites.
     
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  13. cowboyec

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    great list.
     
  14. Motorola

    Motorola Well-Known Member

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    Your negative point (which preceeded your positive one)-
    The Cowboys best years are behind them....
     
  15. Bobhaze

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    IMO he’s not HOF worthy. But he’s ROH worthy. He does have more career yards than Drew Pearson and Bob Hayes. He’s second only to Irvin in number of career 100 yd games with 26. But I don’t think he’s HOF material.
     
  16. StarChamber_33

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    T.O. was indeed a great WR but he was a selfish malcontent that divided locker rooms and would inevitably become his QB's worst enemy. Granted he made plays and scored touchdowns, but in a team sport like football more is required.
     
  17. Diehardblues

    Diehardblues Well-Known Member

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    Thrill Hill wasn’t an unknown . When I read the title I was thinking this could be about Frank Clarke.Cowboys first good starting receiver.
     
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  18. 12+88=7

    12+88=7 Well-Known Member

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    That was the playoff game that year.

    The last hurrah.
     
  19. shabazz

    shabazz Well-Known Member

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    ….”.better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all”

    the Patriots message board might resemble ours 20 years from now:D

    Hope is a very powerful force…… Micah Parsons gives me hope
     
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  20. shabazz

    shabazz Well-Known Member

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    of course. Classic case of cause and effect……I like balance in most things

    the point was that I wished we could celebrate current success. If we did, threads like this one would be an excellent choice for our current “History Zone” that exists.

    because of the lack of current success we now live in the past, primarily
     
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