There are officially 69 days until the toe meets the ball at AT&T Stadium where the Dallas Cowboys will host the New York Giants on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
What a fantastic weekend filled with 100% red, white, and blue! I know that you’re having a great day, unless you’re a fan of Japanese women’s soccer, and I know that you’re pumped for some Cowboys football action. We’re going to get this week started by talking about the Greatest 69 in Dallas Cowboys History!
The following players have all worn 69 for the Dallas Cowboys:
- Jason Fabini, OT
- Ben Fricke, C
- George Hegamin, OT
- Corvey Irvin, DT
- Henry Melton, DT
- Jeff Olson, OG
- Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, DT
- Ross Tucker, OG
I’ve done this entire countdown here at Inside The Star, and I’m not going to lie to you guys…this one was tough. 69 isn’t exactly a legendary number in Dallas Cowboys History, but the show must go on!
Only one, yes no mas uno, gentleman has worn the 6-9 for longer than one season. Stop and think about that for a second. In over FIFTY YEARS of all 99 possible jersey numbers, the number 69 has only been worn 8 times…7 of which were for one season (and sometimes less)!
George Hegamin was drafted in the third round of the 1994 NFL Draft. As an offensive lineman, he found himself becoming part of what became one of the greatest o-line rotations in NFL History. He spent a majority of his first few years learning from the best, while picking up a ring in 1995 when the Dallas Cowboys won Super Bowl XXX, and finally broke into the starting lineup in 1996. Hegamin filled in for both Mark Tuinei and Nate Newton at left tackle and left guard respectively. He eventually was replaced by our Greatest 73 Ever, Larry Allen, and left via free agency in 1998. Mr. Hegamin wasn’t part of the Great Wall of Dallas, but he is the Greatest 69 in Dallas Cowboys History.
Check back tomorrow to find out who the Greatest 68 in Dallas Cowboys History is!