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Cowboys 2019 Roster Remarkably Similar to Their 1995 Super Bowl Team

Jason Garrett hasn't been a perfect for the Dallas Cowboys by any means, but you can't fault what he, , and the Jones' have built these last few years. They've put together arguably one of the most talented rosters a lot of us have ever seen, quite possibly the best in the of the organization. In fact, the 2019 Cowboys roster is remarkably similar to their 1995 team who won .

The mid to early 1990s where the Dallas Cowboys glory days. They were Super Bowl champions in '92, '93, '95, and just missed out a couple other seasons during that time span. They had a dynasty going for themselves, much like the present-day . Unfortunately , age, injuries, and the salary cap era put an end to all of that almost as quickly as it had gotten started.

Since that 1995 Super Bowl team, the Dallas Cowboys have struggled in the playoffs, thus failing to make it back to the promised land. That of course could change here shortly if you believe in the talent Jason Garrett and company will put into action once the 2019 season gets underway. It may surprise you to learn, but I see a lot of similarities between this year's roster and the team who last won the Cowboys a Super Bowl.

Let's take a look…


Position 2019 1995
QB Dak Prescott
RB Ezekiel Elliott
FB Daryl Johnston
WR Amari Cooper Michael Irvin
WR Michael Gallup Kevin Williams
LT Tyron Smith Mark Tuinei
C Ray Donaldson
RG Larry Allen
RT La'el Collins Erik Williams

If you look at the Dallas Cowboys 1995 starting roster and the projected starters in 2019, you may notice a lot of similarities. It's a matter of , but the Cowboys look have their new Triplets. They have the best in the NFL in Zeke like they did with Emmitt Smith. They also have arguably the most talented offensive line full of caliber players. Surprised?

The similarities don't end there though. Tight End Jay Novacek was a key factor in the , much like Jason Witten has been for more than a decade. And let's not forget about Daryl “Moose” Johnston. He was a major part of the Cowboys , and if rumors are true, Kellen Moore is expected to use Jamize Olawale in the same manner in 2019.

The talent and similarities between the projected 2019 Cowboys roster and the 1995 Super Bowl team is pretty uncanny, at least on offense. Both rosters are stockpiled with Pro Bowl talent. We can just hope this year's talented offensive squad can help hoist the Lombardi trophy like they did back in '95.


Position 2019 1995
LDE Tony Tolbert
RDE Charles Haley
DT Antwaun Woods Russell Maryland
DT Leon Lett
SLB Sean Lee
MLB Robert Jones
WLB Leighton Vander Esch Godfrey Myles
LCB Deion Sanders
RCB Byron Jones Larry Brown
SS Jeff Heath Darren Woodson
FS Brock Marion

We've all heard that “defense wins championships”, or so they say, so I was pretty surprised to see how the Dallas Cowboys 2019 projected starters stacked up against the talent they had on the '95 team. I'll admit, I like what I see.

I think it all starts up front with the . No, this year's team doesn't have the players who stack up to the likes of Haley, Tolbert, Maryland, or Lett, but they are formidable in their own right. That's especially true with DeMarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn, who should terrorize opposing quarterbacks this year.

The Cowboys projected trio of linebackers this year has a chance to be something really special. That '95 team would probably salivate over the idea of having Sean Lee, Jaylon Smith, and Leighton Vander Esch play with them. But, Dallas' projected secondary has nothing on what they rolled out back then. They are a pretty good group, but not Darren Woodson/Deion Sanders good.


Overall, there is a lot to like about the talent the Dallas Cowboys have been able to put together here recently. It's probably not fair to compare them to the 1995 Super Bowl champions, but it does kind of put things into perspective.

This year's team has Super Bowl aspirations. They believe they have the talent to get them there, and I think I would have to agree. Do you?

What do you think about the similarities between the 1995 and 2019 Dallas Cowboys?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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Michael Smith

I truly appreciate the work that goes into the articles on this site. I can’t, however, continue to overlook the mistakes in grammar, spelling and even stated “facts” that appear in nearly every story. If you don’t have a proofreader, get one. If you have one then I suggest it’s time to hire a good one. Thanks.

Ahad, Holy Dabir of Aleppo

First of all, I’m pretty sure comparing Connor Williams and La’el Collins to Nate Newton and Erik Williams will get you shot in Dallas. Secondly, the defense of the 95 team was ridiculously better than this years

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