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Blast From the Past: What Player Would you Bring Back if you Could?

So many names come to mind when remembering all the greats that played for the Cowboys. I am only 26, so I did not have the luxury of watching guys like , , and .

From my time, one guy comes to mind when I think about being able to bring back a player in their prime to make an impact right now for this team, and that player is .

Ware finished his Cowboys career at No. 1 overall in (117) and No. 1 overall in forced fumbles (32). Ware had ten or more sacks in at least seven straight seasons, making him the third player in NFL . (Reggie White and John Randle).

He led the league in sacks twice, earned seven total All-Pro nods (four first-team and three second-team), Nine selections, and selection to the All-Decade Team for the 2000s. Expect an invite to the and the Cowboys' to follow soon for Ware.

I know other people will pick some other guys, but I would love to line him up with and and see what they could do together. Ware is one of my all-time favorite players, and I also have grown to love watching . I know the league is all about , but it is so enjoyable when the defense can go out and hit the offense in the mouth and make it tough on them to get anything going.

Guys like , , , and others are a few others I would love to have back. I would include all the greats from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but only being able to watch highlights isn't the same.

Who would you love to see suit up again in a Cowboys uniform?

Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor
Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside The Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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Stephen Jones

Woody, Darren Woodson was a force on defence. Made play after play.
He was one of the best SS i have ever seen.
He was simply amazing.


Stephen, totally agree, Darren was a GREAT, CLUTCH player, one of my favorites. Also, Randy White, Ed Jones, Roger (of course), Tony Dorsett all quickly come to mind. Hard to pick just one.


Not only that, he would put a hit on a running back trying to make his way up the middle. Sometimes that one lick will make a guy think about that hard hitting safety. Ask Christian Okoye about Steve Atwater…Okoye was never the same after that hit…Youtube it.

That 2018 playoff game against the Rams, where that fat running back was running all over the defense. I was wishing like hell we had Woody back there just to lay him out for one play.


Stephen you took the words right out of my mouth. When I saw this I agree people will have lots of old favorites in mind but with the state of the team as it is now Darren Woodson to me is the best choice. Best Safety that Dallas has ever had. I seen one person say Larry Allen for our O-Line to help Dak and our offense. Remember that Dak had the most yards throwing last year.


20 years now of rolling guys in and out of that position and he has never been replaced. Put Woody in the HOF already!


Randy White – “The Manster”!

Brandon C

Larry Allen. I get The Triplets and D-Ware are gorgeous gems to pick but I want Dak upright and making throws the way Aikman was permitted due to the baddest guard we’ve ever wear the ✭.


I agree with Stephen Jones for Woody and I feel it should be one player on both sides. If not, my choice would be Capt. Comeback. I’d love to see Staubach in the more modern style of offense.


This is an easy one. Of course it’s the KING!!


PRIME TIME! Him on the other side of Diggs and returning punts and lets goooo. Since we covered d end, guard, and safety already i figured i throw the best corner into the convo.

Robert Overby

Staubach, Dorsett, Drew Pearson, Hollywood Henderson, Randy White, “Too Tall” Jones, Aikman, Emmitt, Irvin, 93 Offensive and Defensive Line, Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson. Best players EVER for The Cowboys!!

Stephen Jones


Rufus Trevino

Charles Haley

Gregory T Ambus
Jay Coyle

Since we’re bringing back the past and someone said one offensive player and one defense. I’m bringing back Michael Irvin since receiver is a need this year, and the original cowboy, Bob Lilly to pair with Lawrence. Too many to choose from really but Lilly would not be big boyed.. lol.


If I can pick a coach it’s Jimmy Johnson. Prime Jimmy. As far as a player, prime Troy Aikman.

Cowboys fan

Prime time, Charles Haley, Troy Aikman, Larry Allen, Micheal Irvin and D. Ware!! We get those players back and we’ll be back in the Super Bowl almost instantly!!



The Orig 88

Tony Romo

Miles Ward


Tom bolin

Larry Allen best guard on any field anytime,all time special, protect/destroy block,
Superior athlete!!!

Stephen Jones

Larry Allen would be incredible too

George Smith

Roger, Lilly, Allen, Sanders – first one of these four to pick up the phone. I’d be happy if they just were added for depth. After all Roger and Bob are in their late-70’s. PT and Larry are close to Medicare. They’d need a little rest between snaps.

Fred Scott

Harvey Banks Martin! may give up a few plays on the run but was the equal of and maybe better than Demarcus Ware.

Hunter Hays

Big Larry Allen and/or Eric Williams (pre-wreck) on offense. It was a spectacle seeing those 2 keep up with Emmitt when he broke off a long run down the sideline. Both were otherworldly athletes. In my mind, I can vividly remember hearing John Madden get so excited about them with his yellow highlighter on the screen circling them, drawing lines showing their assignment, and speaking in a language no one understood but him. All I heard was “Boom! Boom!” at the end which indicated them blocking their guy. Lol Cant leave out big Nate Newton, of course. Could’ve been Madden’s favorite Cowboy of all time. He was a nasty run blocker and one of the best of his era but Madden loved his belly and how he looked so out of shape. Nate gave hope to all out of shape, overweight men in America.

On defense, I have 3 that are interchangeable. I’ll take Prime, Charles Haley, and/or Darren Woodson. All 3 had skill sets that were ahead of their time and would’ve been productive in any era. Until Woodson gets that gold jacket, I’ll continue to be dumbfounded. Look at that man’s production year after year and how he affected a teams game plan. He was as good in coverage as he was at defending the run and was FAR ahead of his time. He was a big reason the safety position is scouted and played differently by ALL teams today. A player transcending their position in regards to coverage and run support and having a huge role in how the masses unanimously agreed to reevaluate how their position is played be the definition of why someone should be voted into the HOF? The guy had elite production in 10 of his 12 seasons and was an integral part of 3 Super Bowl winning teams (could arguably say 2 instead of 3 but that’s irrelevant). VOTE THIS MAN INTO THE HOF! THIS IS ABSOLUTE CRAZINESS!


Novacek, Whitten, Bryant, Irvin, Emmett Smith, Aikman, Larry Allen, Dion Sanders

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