Cowboys on the Clock: Russell Maryland, #1 Overall

    The final edition of Cowboys on the Clock is here! Read about 1991 first overall pick Russell Maryland on Inside The Star!

    It's finally here! The will take place TOMORROW night, as we all watch in anticipation when the come on the clock with the fourth overall pick.

    Back in 1991, that wait was a big shorter, as the Cowboys owned the first overall pick.

    They used this pick on a defensive out of the University of Miami.

    Russell Maryland[get_helmet team=”dal” face=”l” align=”right” size=”md”]

    Maryland's football career took some time to get off the ground, as he ended up at Miami after not being heavily recruited. With the Hurricanes, it took until his senior year to really break out.

    Prior to entering the , Maryland recorded 96 tackles and 10.5 as an All-American and Outland Trophy winner.

    While Maryland did not have the incredibly lengthy career in Dallas that you would expect from a #1 overall draft pick, he stepped in at just the right time. Starting all 16 games in his rookie year, the relentless helped lead the led Cowboys to an 11-5 regular season record.

    This season would serve as a springboard for Dallas, as they used a blowout loss to the Lions in the of the to win back to back Super Bowls against the in XXVII and XXVIII.

    Maryland's stats improved in each of these first three years, and he made his only in 1993.

    Russell would play two more seasons as a Cowboy, but see a dip in his production. Still, he captured his third ring against the Steelers in . It would be his final season in Dallas.

    Russell would join the from 1996-1999 before playing his final season as a Green Bay Packer in 2000. Maryland ended his career with 267 tackles and 24.5 sacks.

    The following players have also been selected with the 1st overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys:

    Too Tall Jones, DE, 1974


    Troy Aikman, QB, 1989


    Thank you for following Cowboys on the Clock! Check back here tomorrow for a full list of the entire countdown.

    Enjoy the draft, and stay posted here at Inside The Star throughout the night for instant news and analysis about the Dallas Cowboys'newest players!

    Sean Martin
    Sean Martin
    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.


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