Tony Dorsett gave us Cowboy fans too many great memories to really name them all. But one stands out. Yeah, he ran for over 1000 yards his rookie year, despite not starting until game 10 (of 14). Yeah, his spin move just as he was about to be hit was a thing of beauty.
But the run that stands above them all is the one that went longer than any other run EVER. It is a record that can never be broken. It went for all of 99 5/6 yards. The ball rested just inches from the Cowboys' own goal line. Yet Tony took it to the house.
The great thing about it was that he wasn't supposed to be the ball carrier on that play. Ron Springs was the designated runner. But through some bumbling, Springs wasn't on the field, so Tony took the handoff and headed for daylight. Thats right. He took it the length of the field with only 10 men on the offensive side of the ball. I wonder if Vikings fans still see that one in their nightmares. Even with a man advantage, they couldn't bring the elusive one down. A great hole produced by the OL and some nifty downfield interference by Drew Pearson assured us of one of the greatest moments - not only in Cowboys' history or even in NFL history - but in the history of sports in general.
What a run. You can read about Tony here.