What if? Dream Cowboys All-time Defensive Line

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  1. VaqueroTD

    VaqueroTD Well-Known Member

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    So many legends and great players to pick from. If you could only go with four for a typical 4-3 alignment, what would it be? We’ve had a lot of great players through the decades, so you have to take into account size as well.

    This is mine.

    EDGE Charles Haley, Micah Parsons
    DT Randy White, Bob Lilly

    I realize that size might be an issue, I’m counting on the fact that White and Lilly can bulk up with today’s sports technology. Lilly in particular was a big boy from everything I see in the old pictures and videos. But that’s 4 nasty mofos killing the quarterback every single play. And yes, Parsons is defensive line all the way in my team.

    That’s still leaving out so many great players like Harvey Martin, Demarcus Ware, Too Tall, La’roi Glover, etc… but that’s the 4 horses I’m riding!
     
  2. Fastpitch Dad

    Fastpitch Dad Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how anyone could pick a line that didn't start with Lilly and White in the middle. Man, I loved both those guys.
     
  3. MarcusRock

    MarcusRock Well-Known Member

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    Love Parsons but he ain't earned it yet over any of the names you left out. Give him time.
     
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  4. john van brocklin

    john van brocklin Captain Comeback

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    Interchange any of the ones you mentioned in your post, they would all be deserving.
     
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  5. Calvin2Tony2Emmitt2Julius

    Calvin2Tony2Emmitt2Julius Well-Known Member

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    OKAY I See your line !!!!!
    mine is Harvey Martin Randy White Bob Lilly Demarcus Ware
     
  6. Calvin2Tony2Emmitt2Julius

    Calvin2Tony2Emmitt2Julius Well-Known Member

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    or Charles Haley La Roi Glover Big CAt Lett Too Tall Jones
     
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  7. VaqueroTD

    VaqueroTD Well-Known Member

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    Would not be sad with that as a consolation prize. I’m going Parsons over Ware just because I think he’s going to have a better career based on the rookie season although Ware had to get up to speed more coming from a small-time school. Harvey Martin at his peak, it’s hard to ignore that. I’m probably going with Haley only because I’m more of a 90s dynasty baby than a 70s fan.
     
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  8. Calvin2Tony2Emmitt2Julius

    Calvin2Tony2Emmitt2Julius Well-Known Member

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    Man You Can't loose!!!!! Great lineman ALL
     
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  9. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    No Golden Cock? Shame on you.
     
  10. quickccc

    quickccc Well-Known Member

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    I'm not choose Parsons over DWare ..especially at this moment - he hasn't earned the military stripes
    that DWare has. Lets see Parson's 20 sack season that DWare pinned up.

    And even then i'd make it more a Parson vs Haley compete. So placing Parson ahead of a HOF'er in Haley ?

    Edge:
    DWare
    Charles Haley

    Interior:
    Randy White
    Bob Lilly

    Glover did most of his damage in New Orleans when he once amassed 16 sacks in single season in their 4-3 scheme.
     
  11. BourbonBalz

    BourbonBalz Star4Ever

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    Harvey Martin is the best DE to ever play in Dallas.
     
  12. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    Ware
    Manster
    Big cat
    Too tall
     
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  13. Aerolithe_Lion

    Aerolithe_Lion Well-Known Member

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    Parsons has already surpassed Demarcus Ware?

    What if Parsons only has 6 sacks this year, will you still say that’s better than Ware?
     
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  14. VaqueroTD

    VaqueroTD Well-Known Member

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    I realize it’s going out on a limb after only one season, but damn was that a dominant rookie season!
     
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  15. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I’m picking everyone we won a ring with. Bob Lilly and Randy White in the middle and Charles Haley and Harvey Martin on the edges.
     
  16. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I’m not picking Parsons until he shows up in the playoffs. He didn’t do much against San Francisco and appeared to tire out some late in the season.
     
  17. ESisback

    ESisback Well-Known Member

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    Haley, White, Lilly, Ware

    Parsons is awesome, but give him more time for a proper resume.
     
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  18. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    DT Lilly and Manster honorable mentions: Jethro Pugh Leon Lett
    DE Martin and Haley honorable mentions: Ware, Tolbert and George Andre
     
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  19. Captain43Crash

    Captain43Crash Well-Known Member

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    You can’t have an all time starting D line without Charles Haley at DE. Haley was crazy intense in a good way. He made so many big plays in big games. Stealing him from the Whiners is the biggest reason why we won 3 Superbowls in the 90’s.
     
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  20. Oz-of-Cowboy-Country

    Oz-of-Cowboy-Country Well-Known Member

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    Jim Jeffcoat
    Greg Eliss
    Jason Hatcher
    John Ridgeway
    :hammer:
     
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