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Cowboys CTK: Mike Saxon Punts His Way To #4

You better make your grocery run and set your fantasy football line up, because tomorrow football is back!

That’s right. In about 30 hours the World Champion New England Patriots will play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 2015 NFL season kicks off. The real action starts 4 days from now when our beloved Dallas Cowboys take the field for the first time this season. 4 days! That’s it! That’s all that’s in our way.

As we make it through the home stretch we’re going to continue our Countdown To Kickoff with the Greatest 4 in Dallas Cowboys History. Get excited!

The Following Players Have All Worn 4 For The Dallas Cowboys:

Tom Brandstater, QB
Toby Gowin, P
Micah Knorr, P
  • Mike Saxon, P
  • Shaun Suisham, K

When the Greatest 11 in Dallas Cowboys History, Danny White, gave up his punting duties the Cowboys were in need at the position. They set their sights on a gentleman who had been drafted during the 11th round in 1984 by the Detroit Lions… and he made his way to becoming the Greatest 4 in Dallas Cowboys History.

#4: Mike Saxon

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After brief stints with the Detroit Lions and the USFL’s Arizona Outlaws, Mike Saxon put one of those bright and shiny Stars on his helmet.

From 1985 through 1992 Mike Saxon was the man who handled the fourth down duties for the Cowboys. He was a very consistent punter who specialized in downing opponents inside their 20-yard line.

Saxon’s 591 punts in a Cowboy uniform are the second most by anyone in franchise history. In total his punts covered an astonishing 24,542 yards, which is the most by any Dallas Cowboy ever. Mike’s final season in Dallas culminated with a victory in Super Bowl XXVII, and he comes in on our Countdown To Kickoff as the Greatest 4 in Dallas Cowboys History.

Check back tomorrow to find out who the Greatest 3 in Dallas Cowboys History is!


Want to share your opinions on who should be featured on our Countdown To Kickoff? Email me at rjochoa@insidethestar.com or Tweet @rjochoa.

Tell us what you think about “Cowboys CTK: Mike Saxon Punts His Way To #4” in the comments below. You can also email me at RJ.Ochoa@SlantSports.com, or Tweet to me at @RJOchoa!

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RJ Ochoa

Written by RJ Ochoa

I like long walks on the beach, mystery novels, no just kidding those suck. The Dallas Cowboys were put on this earth for us all to love and appreciate. I do that 24/7/365. I also love chicken parmesan. Let's roll.

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