Cowboys News App [Android]

Week 1 Countdown: WR Kevin Williams Stands Alone at #85

Another day, another dollar is the old saying they say, but in this case–another day, uh, another minute we are closer to some Football. 

That sounds about right, right?

Anyways, we currently sit 85 days away from seeing the Cowboys take on and his , and if you haven't heard–I'm selecting the best player based on the that corresponds with the number of days left. 

So far, I have crowned LS () (91 days, #91), and WR (86, #86) as the best players for their respective days, and I plan on making this a continuous series till opening day.

With that in mind, after debate over all the players who have worn Number 85, I crowned WR as the Best 85.

Besides Williams, here are the other players who wore the Number 85 that were in consideration:

Kevin Williams Dallas Cowboys Career

A second-round pick in the 1993 out of Miami, Williams arguably was one of the best KR/PR players that wore silver and blue. His most memorable game arguably came during his rookie season on Day, when he scored all of the team's points and had a 64-yard punt return in the snow. 

Although listed as a WR, his special team's abilities overshadowed his receiving contributions (even stemming back from his Miami Days), as he finished his Cowboys career with 98 receptions for 1,268 yards and 2 TDs.

In 1994, Williams became the first Cowboy ever to return a touchdown on a punt and kickoff during the same season, and in four seasons (with the Boys), he set franchise records for the number of kick returns (144), combined kick returns (239), and total return yards (3,416). 

To put the cherry on top, Williams was also a part of the two -winning teams in the 90s (Super Bowl XXVIII and ).

His special team's contributions will forever be etched into franchise and in long-time fans' memories, but I wish I was alive to see how electric he was for the team.

Nonetheless, Williams is my O.G #86, and be on the lookout for the player that gets crowned on Sunday (Best #84, 84 days).

Rocky Garza Jr
Rocky Garza Jr
Rolling with the Boyz since 96'. Chop up sports with me on Twitter @rockssjr.

COntinue Reading


Notify of

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

> Join our team...

-- COWBOYS ANDROID APP --Free Dallas Cowboys News App for Android