The best Cowboys WR most fans have never heard of

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  1. Bobhaze

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    TO was certainly a better receiver than Hill. By far. But I don’t include him in the “all time Cowboy” lists because he was only here 3 seasons- 2006-08.
     
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    If we were talkin' Cowboys Ring of Honor ... then not only would i agree with Hill over Owen for Cowboys career longevity, .. but i myself would not include Any non-original Cowboys player
    that did not start out his career as a Cowboy from scratch. Whether Draft ..or undrafted rookie free agent (ala Everson Walls) only

    No traded vets, (ala Haley) ..or vet free agent vet sign ons (ala Deion) .
    .. Just me but i think the Ring of Honor should be so sacred that it's only for " original " Cowboys players that were ground rooted here from the start. o_O
     
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  3. Big D

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    What about this guy?
     
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  4. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Here I thought this thread was going to be about some "no-name" like Golden Richards or Billy Howton (with us at least) or maybe even Kelvin Martin, but fans who've never heard of Tony Hill had to have been born after the 1980s or not paying attention to this franchise.
     
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  5. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Almost mentioned Clarke, but I thought some really old-timer (more so than me) would hit me with his cane. Of course, Howton started around the same time period, but he didn't really make his name with us. Even Cowboys fans from that era might not remember that he spent his last four years with us after great success in Green Bay.
     
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    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    And he did it in fewer games than Pearson and has more TD catches. Of course, I think that was part of the argument against putting Pearson in the Hall of Fame.
     
  7. Bobhaze

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    Golden Richards! Caught a TD in SB XII.
     
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  8. plasticman

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    Excellent choice.

    I remember the day Landry announced that Tony Hill won the starting job over Golden Richards. It was a little of a shock because Tom Landry valued experience and Tony was just entering his second season. Also, Landry very rarely made this kind of change to the lineup. He believed in tenure.

    Landry obviously made the right choice. From 1978 to 1985 Tony Hill was the Cowboys leading receiver. he participated in 17 playoff games including 5 NFC championship games and two Super Bowls.
     
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  9. Doomsday101

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    Thrill Hill, you bet the man was a stud. Drew made the spectacular receptions but Tony Hill was great
     
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  10. muck4doo

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    My first thought as soon as I saw the title.
     
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  11. Cowboysheelsreds053

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    Still remember when TO caught up with the receiver who scored the TD and escorted him into the end zone. He was moving.
     
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    Loved that video. Thanks for sharing. It’s an excellent overview of Thrill Hill.
     
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    I was hoping for more of a highlight reel within it, but it's very informative, and gives an unbiased view of his talent.
     
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    The most underrated part of his career- leading the Cowboys in receiving for 9 straight seasons.
     
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    Any Cowboys fan old enough to watch the team back then knows Tony Hill very well. One of my all time favorite WRs. I think he was the one to catch the game winning TD in that massive comeback against the Football Team. If you're familiar with the game I am referring to. I'm pretty sure it was him. Excellent route runner.

    You know, I don't like the fact football team replaces the old name when written. They were not the football team back in the 80s. Just like the Houston Oilers weren't the Titans, but you don't see Titans replace the word Oilers when used on this forum.
     
  17. Captain-Crash

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    I thought you were going to say, Frank Clarke

    He had the best opening day performance of any Cowboys receiver in team history, catching 10 passes for 241 yards. In 1962, he became the first Cowboy receiver to gain 1,000 yards in a season. He also had 14 touchdown receptions that year, which was a Cowboy record until Terrell Owens broke it in the 2007 season. He finished his Cowboy career with 281 receptions for 5,214 yards and 51 touchdowns.
     
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    Clarke was great. I got to see him play in person when I was a little kid back in the 60s at the Cotton Bowl. He was surprisingly big and fast.
     
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    That must have been great.
     
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  20. erod

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    Tony Hill was a big deal. No self- respecting fan over the age of 30 wouldn't know who he was.
     

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