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Countdown to Kickoff: Dixon Edwards Scores as the Greatest #58

We're officially 58 days away until the kick off their season in Week 1 against the , and I'm back with another post.

While 58 days may seem like a long time, don't worry, it will go by fast.

Plus, at least is coming up!

With that in mind, I don't want to hold you up as you kick your weekend off.

So, let's dive right into today's post.

Here are all of the players who have worn #58:

  • Kyle Bosworth, LB (2013-2013)
  • Joe Bowden, LB (2000-2000)
  • , DE (2014-2016)
  • , LB (1991-1995)
  • , DT (2021-2022)
  • Jeff Grau, C (2002-2002)
  • Mike Hegman, LB (1976-1987)
  • Nate Hemsley, LB  (1997-1999)
  • Orie Lemon, LB (2012-2012)
  • Louis Mackey, LB (2001-2001)
  • , DE (2017-2017)
  • Cal Peterson, LB (1974-1975)
  • , DE (2019-2019)
  • Scott Shanie, LB (2004-2005)
  • , DE (2020-2020)
  • Jason Williams, LB (2009-2010)

Like in my Greatest #59 post that crowned LB Dat Nguyen, I was surprised at the large number of LBs that wore this number, so to no surprise, another was selected.

But after doing several run-throughs of all the players above, the one player that stood out the most was LB Dixon Edwards.

While I did consider LB Mike Hegman, who was a staple of the team's during the 1980s, Edwards got the nod slightly because of the shiny hardware he snagged during his time with the Cowboys.

Dixon Edwards NFL Career

Drafted in the (37th overall) in the 1991 , Edwards was a star coming out of Michigan State. Although the hype was there for him coming out of East Lansing, Edwards spent his first two seasons on before becoming a full-time starter at strongside linebacker in Year 3.

In his first season as a starter, Edwards had 82 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Additionally, he would make his first appearance in the but saw limited action in the franchise's back-to-back Super Bowl victory over the .

From there, Edwards would put together three productive seasons, finishing among the team's leaders in tackles, and grab two more Super Bowl rings.

Statistically, his best year came in 1995, when he finished with 109 tackles.

After five seasons, Edwards departed to the in after the Cowboys couldn't afford to sign some of their big-name defenders from their SB-winning squads, and they opted to try to replace them through the draft.

Nonetheless, Edwards was another one of those players that came through the franchise that you could depend on at all times, and despite his small frame, he had blazing speed to make up for it.

Congratulations to Mr. Edwards on being the Greatest #58 in Dallas .

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

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Jeffrey Tuggle

You’re right about one name standing out..it’s Mike Hegman. Edwards was a nice player but Hegman is the choice. No doubt.

Mike262

Wrong. Hegman was the better 58. Edwards just happened to be on a ridiculously stacked and talented team. 4 seasons isn’t enough for the 58 title even with the 2 extra rings.

Sak

Seriously you need to stop picking players just because they they won more rings. That’s a team accomplishment & has no business being used to determine the better individual player.

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