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Countdown: Terry Glenn Edges Golden Richards As The Best 83

We’re officially 83 days until we see QB get his revenge versus the , and today, we’re back on this lovely Monday with another countdown to kickoff post.

If you missed yesterday’s post, I chose TE as the Best #84, and if you’re curious why–you can read about it here.

So far, picking the best player for these corresponding days has been a walk in the park (although I did admit I had three players in a toss-up in Sunday’s post)– but I came across my first challenge determining the Best 83.

Starting, here are all of the players who have rocked the No.83: 

Going off that list, you can argue that Terry Glenn, Golden Richards, and Terrance Williams are all viable candidates for the selection, but after a deep dive on each player’s impact–I chose Glenn as the Best 83. 

And for those curious, the order between the three went 3) Williams, 2) Richards (who came super-close to being selected first), and then Glenn. 

While Glenn didn’t help bring the Cowboys a title, he was a transcending talent in the NFL and during his times with the Boys.

Check out Glenn’s NFL/Cowboys career below, and be on the lookout for tomorrow’s post that crowns the Best #82. 

(Hint: It may be a TE that EVERY fan knows.)

Terry Glenn’s NFL/Dallas Cowboys Career

Glenn’s NFL career began in 1996 when he got drafted by the (1st Round, 7th overall) out of the Ohio State University. Glenn would play for the Pats for six years, grab a Super Bowl Trophy during his time in Foxborough, and then get traded to the in 2003. 

After one season playing in front of cheese heads (Green Bay Packer ), Glenn would get traded again, but this time to the In his first year, Glenn was reunited with his former HC (dating back to his New England days) and would help the team make the for the first time since 1999. 

After a modest, statistical first year (52 receptions for 752 yards and 5 TDs), Glenn would finish his next season with only 24 receptions for 400 yards and 2 TDs, as he suffered a sprained right foot–which limited him all season.

Statistically, his best year donning the silver and blue came in 2005, when he had 62 receptions for 1,136 yards and seven touchdowns. Glenn would follow up with another 1,000-yard season in 2006, and he was one of two 1000-yard WRs that former Cowboys QB had in his season. 

Unfortunately, Glenn would spiral into the end of his NFL career, as he would get released in 2008 by the franchise because of concerns with his right knee. Following his career, Glenn battled some issues with law enforcement and tragically passed away in a car accident in 2017.

Nonetheless, Glenn was crowned as my Best No. 83 to ever rock on their helmet and will forever be a Cowboys legend in every fan’s heart.

May he rest in peace.

Carlos Saldana on Twitter: “Terry Glenn was so much fun to watch when he was with the pic.twitter.com/duOuUMHYOt / Twitter”

Terry Glenn was so much fun to watch when he was with the pic..com/duOuUMHYOt

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Rocky Garza Jr

Written by Rocky Garza Jr

Rolling with the Boyz since 96'. Chop up sports with me on Twitter @rockssjr.

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