Saturday, September 19, 2009

Forget about sports as a profession. Sports make ya grunt and smell.

While the Cowboys are still undefeated and in 1st place in the NFC East, I thought I'd share this.

Last fall, one of the local channels featured their 10 Greatest Cowboys:
10 Don Meredith
9 Mel Renfro
8 Rayfield Wright
7 Randy White
6 Michael Irvin
5 Tony Dorsett
4 Bob Lilly
3 Emmitt Smith
2 Troy Aikman
1 Roger Staubach

They also shared the fans' top 10 (in alphabetical order).
  • Troy Aikman
  • Cliff Harris
  • Harvey Martin
  • Don Meredith
  • Drew Pearson
  • Mel Renfro
  • Emmitt Smith
  • Roger Staubach
  • Everson Walls
  • Randy White

To that I would like to share my FAVORITE Cowboys:
  1. Tom Landry*
  2. Randy White
  3. Troy Aikman
  4. Bill Bates
  5. Roger Staubach
  6. Tony Dorsett
  7. Michael Irvin
  8. Chad Hennings
  9. Darren Woodson
  10. Drew Pearson
Forget whatever else you hear. My list is the right one.

* I know the great Tom Landry wasn't actually a Cowboys player, but he was the face of the franchise for decades and my favorite Cowboy.

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At 20 September, 2009 11:58, Blogger Chris Barnes said...

Chad Hennings in the top 10?

I liked him fine but I'm not sure about that placement. Jay Novacek should take his place. He was an important member of 3 super bowl teams and a real 'Cowboy' to boot.

And how about an honorable mention to George Teague for defending the star.

At 20 September, 2009 14:17, Blogger GUNNY said...

Point well taken, Chris.

I should have probably been clearer. Whilst the other two lists were "Greatest" Cowboys, I modified mine to my "Favorites."

There's no question Novacek was more vital to a great team and its success.

If I had to pick the greatest Cowboys, I would probably go
1. Aikman
2. Staubach
3. Smith
4. Irvin
5. Dorsett
6. White
7. Lilly
8. Sanders
9. Haley
10. Pearson

Of course, I might reshuffle the bottom half if given more time to cogitate.

At 22 September, 2009 17:21, Blogger Rev. said...

Let's face it, 10 isn't enough. Too many great Cowboys (and Romo will never be in their number).

At 22 September, 2009 20:04, Blogger Jade said...

Gunny wrote:
While the Cowboys are still undefeated and in 1st place in the NFC East

You might want to update the part about undefeated after this past Sunday's game. That was a GREAT game! As of now Giants are on slot 1. :o)

At 18 January, 2010 22:26, Blogger GUNNY said...

Incidentally, over Christmas Fox Sports Southwest had the following 10 Greatest Cowboys in a special they did:
10 Drew Pearson
9 Don Meredith
8 Randy White
7 Tony Dorsett
6 Troy Aikman
5 Emmitt Smith
4 Bob Lilly
3 Michael Irvin
2 Roger Staubach
1 Tom Landry

It sure would be nice to see Drew in the Ring of Honor some day ... AND the Hall of Fame.


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