If you didn’t start your Saturday morning off with a bowl of cereal then go get one right now, preferably Apple Jacks… although Cinnamon Toast Crunch will suffice. Make sure you get a big spoon as you’re going to also taste the Greatest 57 in Dallas Cowboys History.
The Following Players Have All Worn 57 For The Dallas Cowboys:
Earning The Title
You don’t become great unless you make some great plays and those kinds of plays typically happen in big games. On November 19th, 2006 the 9-0 Indianapolis Colts rolled into Texas Stadium to play the Dallas Cowboys and their new quarterback, Tony Romo.
Bill Parcells’ Cowboys gave Peyton and Co. everything that they had, and with the Cowboys trailing 7-0 early in the third quarter so did the Greatest #57 in Dallas Cowboys History, Kevin Burnett.
Burnett picked off Peyton and dashed his way down the sidelines 39 yards (117 feet for all you math whizzes out there) into the end zone. This swung the momentum in the way of the Cowboys as they went on to give the eventual Super Bowl Champion Colts their first loss of the season.
Kevin Burnett, the Dallas Cowboy
Kevin Burnett had a lot of hype surrounding him after being taken in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Amidst a series of injuries to both of his knees, Kevin still found ways to make an extreme impact… as evidenced by his play in 2006.
Burnett only started 4 games in his Cowboy career, but he proved to be a very viable backup in many situations. Kevin could play well in coverage and was an ace special teams player. He excelled in nickel and dime packages and he certainly gave the number 57 something to be proud of.
Check back tomorrow to find out who the Greatest 56 in Dallas Cowboys History is!