Tony Dorsett's greatest run - according to Dorsett

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  1. fivetwos

    fivetwos Well-Known Member

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    You're right on that one.

    He kicked it into the next gear like no one I've ever seen. Adrian Petersen maybe.
     
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  2. Ranched

    Ranched "We Are Penn State"

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    Ahh.... Reminiscing the years of golden players. Who played for the sport. Now it's all about who gets paid the most while the stinky ones get paid almost quadruple of the players from the past. Sad!
     
  3. Doomsday101

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  4. cowboyec

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    i remember that one.
    prettiest 5yd TD you'll ever see.
    Tony D was special.
    :bow:DORSETT:bow:
     
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  5. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    Love those old Cowboy blue unis and numbering.....and TD
     
  6. Creeper

    Creeper Well-Known Member

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    Nice play call! Great blocking! But that 99 yard run will always be my favorit Dorsett run.
     
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  7. Ken

    Ken Well-Known Member

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    One thing is for sure, he is the smoothest runner in the history of the league.
     
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  8. rags747

    rags747 Well-Known Member

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    Smooth smooth runner with break your neck acceleration. We need another thoroughbred rb that can take it to the house from anywhere on the field.
     
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  9. morat1959

    morat1959 Well-Known Member

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    This m
    This makes more sense. I watched him his entire career. BEAST!
     
  10. Cowboysheelsreds053

    Cowboysheelsreds053 Well-Known Member

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    Love those uniforms too.
     
  11. doomsday808

    doomsday808 Well-Known Member

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    Everyone covered their assignment and did their job. I think that is what he meant.
     
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  12. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Don't really see anything special about this run.
    Wonder if we have the right one?
    He did have a short td run against the Cardinals that was pretty outstanding.
    He started out wide, and totally reversed direction and scored.
     
  13. Pantone282C

    Pantone282C Well-Known Member

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    OMG, that was great. Had 'em all fooled.
     
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  14. starfan1

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    Love me some TD! He is without a doubt my favorite cowboys RB
     
  15. gimmesix

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

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    I like Ezekiel Elliott more than many on here, but man, having a back who could cut away from contact and turn on the after-burners the way Dorsett could would be nice. I don't want to bad-mouth Elliott because I don't know if we've had a back who could take a clear lost-yardage play like he can and turn it into a positive gain by powering through tacklers (maybe Emmitt), but that ability to break ankles and burst away is just special. Pollard has some of it, but not to the degree of Dorsett, who also showed surprising power at times for his size.
     
  16. cowboyec

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    tony d was tough as nails.
    he wasn't just a pretty runner.
    he had a level of physicality to his game also...especially as he got older.
    excellent receiver also.
    he was just pound for pound a damn great player.
    and one of the 100 greatest to ever play the game...regardless of what anyone says.
    :bow:TONY DORSETT:bow:
     
  17. Plankton

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    In baseball, some pitchers are described as having "easy velocity", where they have an easy motion and a fastball that just explodes to the plate. Mariano Rivera was very much that kind of pitcher.

    Similarly, Tony Dorsett had easy speed and acceleration. He could get to top speed in a blur, but make it look effortless. And, while looking effortless, he's leaving guys in the dust. Special, special talent and my all time favorite Cowboy player (and the reason why I became a fan of this team).
     
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  18. Point-of-the-Star

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    The OP's video showed a dominant Dallas defense with a very efficient offense AND a very good, near great, Danny White. White was excellent, smooth and accurate! Helluva punter too. Dallas was good in the early 80's and shoulda had a coupla more SB's.
     
  19. pitt33

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    You are correct.

    The run Tony is referring to happened in his rookie year in ‘77.
     
  20. pitt33

    pitt33 Well-Known Member

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    Tony Dorsett is my sports hero.

    Him and Barry Sanders were the best 185lb running backs to ever don a uniform.

    Tony’s greatest gift was his acceleration. I’ve yet to see a back match his. He was a joy to watch.
     
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