Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Best Cowboys of All Time

I love trivia. And yet, the word "trivia" suggests that what is being talked about is fairly meaningless. In today's Star-Telegram is an article in which readers were asked to choose the top 5 Cowboys of all time -- the "Fave Five." Here they are, in order:
1. Roger Staubach (1969-79), who narrowly beat out #2.
2. Bob Lilly (1961-74) What a dominating tackle!
3. Emmitt Smith (1990-2002)
4. Troy Aikman (1989-2000)
5. Randy White (1975-88) The Manster!

As I looked over the list, I think the readers did a pretty good job. Yes, there are so many great players you could name: Michael Irvin, Tony Dorsett, Mel Renfro, Don Meredith, LeeRoy Jordan, Chuck Howley. But who would you take off the list to add one of them?

The only thing bothering me is that Quincy Carter and Chad Henderson got left off.

What do you think? Would you change the list? And please -- no Romo yet. Let him get a full year under his belt before you go rah-rahing for him.

9 comments:

Josh Ross said...

Sounds like a pretty good list.

Jeff said...

It's hard to leave Dorsett off the the list. Lilly might be the one I would switch only because Lilly was a little before I paid much attention.

jross said...

It is a good list. Other names that come to mind: Too Tall Jones, Charles Haley, Jay Novachek, Charlie Waters (for Beverly), Bill Bates, Deion Sanders, and others.

And let's not forget .... Ryan Leaf.

Wow. Narrowing down to 5 would be very difficult.

Rick Ross said...

Bill Bates?

jross said...

I LOVED Bates! Besides being a believer, no one played with more heart. He would have played any position on the field had he been asked. He was a big hitter too.

jross said...

Okay. I got carried away. Upon further review - not in the top 5.

Jeff said...

I think Bates might make it in a top-5 fan favorite. He was not one of the greatest players but certainly one of the greatest guys.

Jonathan said...

How could Drew Henson not make the list? And isn't Tony Romo already in the Ring of Honor. Is it wrong to say I have a man-crush on him?

Beverly Ross said...

Of course, John already knows my #1 was Charlie. What about Cliff? Danny White? Jethro Pugh? Tony D. for sure!