The Cowboys Mt. Rushmore is unveiled

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On Monday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, we unveiled the Mt. Rushmore for the Dallas Cowboys.

For now, we’re going to ask that you watch the video.  It contains some interesting (at least mildly) debate and discussion from Erik Kuselias, Ross Tucker, Shaun King, and yours truly.

Besides, we set this whole thing up as a major event for our show, and we’re hoping you choose to watch it live.  The next best thing is to watch the video from the live show here a few hours later. We adopt this approach knowing that, whatever we do, someone will complain.

48 responses to “The Cowboys Mt. Rushmore is unveiled

  1. Dallas fears the Washington Redskins. Simple FACT. From Larry Brown to George Allen to Gary Clark to Santana Moss and now RGIII. Gods Team is glorious. #BurgundyandGoldStandard

  2. Aikman, Smith, Irvin, Staubach?

    With the 90’s run they had, it’s impossible to leave off those first three. There’s a lot of players that could fill that fourth spot, it’s a tough call.

  3. what’s even more funny is that the notre dame of the nfl, cowboys franchise always picked to win but never does, accomplished just about the same things as the redskins

  4. Obviously the voting was done by 20-something year olds . . . how do you not include the man named “Mr. Cowboy”, Bob Lilly??? First Cowboy in the Ring of Honor, first Cowboy in the Hall of Fame, 14 star-studded, Pro Bowl seasons . . . aw, I just as well be talking to a brick wall!

  5. landry,staubach,emmitt,BOB LILLY end of discussion. if you know yer boys you have to admit i’m right and can’t be argued with. go ahead cowgirls admit it i’m right. i’ll wait right here.

  6. No teams fear the Redskins. Simple FACT. They backed into the playoffs last year for the first time in over a decade. And lost at home on a high school quality field. RGIII is a legend in his own mind. God hates the Redskins. #BURGUNDYANDGOLDSUBSTANDARD

  7. Bob Lilly was the guts of the franchise in the 60’s and 70’s. He was a quiet , tough leader. He should be there instead of Dorsett.

  8. Skins should put Clint Murchison on their “Mount Rushmore.” Without him, you wouldn’t have that stupid song. And since that’s all ya have…oh, and RG3 the 2nd…but that won’t last long. FTTR

  9. Jimmy Johnson was the guy who did the brain work and the dirty work. Jerry Jones signed the checks. To put Jones on the Cowboys mountain, probably means that you’ll put William Clay Ford on the Lions monument and Ralph Wilson on the Bills’.

  10. as a skins fan i rather see the
    skins battle dallas for the divsion
    then those cheating giants..skins dallas
    eagles giants..f mara

  11. Dallas fears no one…… Super bowl appearances, 5 victories….. Facts win, emotions lose

  12. No, take it from a Redskins fan, the fourth name is neither Aikman nor Dorsett over Bob Lilly or Randy White. I would even include Deion over Aikman or Dorsett.

    Oh, and Ross Tucker and Shaun King are both doofuses.

  13. Bob Lilly is not on this mountain? Are you kidding me?

    Total joke, like I’m sure most of the Rushmore’s will be. Too many kids voting that have no idea what they’re talking about.

  14. I, too, voted for, and would have liked to have seen Bob Lilly in there as well. I think fans are going to, by and large, go with the more obvious “skill” players on most of these Mr.Rushmore’s.
    For those too young to know, the Landry teams were known for their Doomsday Defense, and Bob Lilly epitomized it (Randy White was a more than honorable back-up pick defensively).

  15. I love this 4, and am super-surprised that Tony Dorsett was in and Troy Aikman wasn’t. I agree with how it ended up 100%, but figured people forgot about Tony Dorsett’s impact with the Cowboys.

  16. Yeah, the voting was done by a bunch of fans who grew up in the 80’s.

    1) Laundry
    2) Bob Lilly
    3) Roger Staubach
    4) Emmitt Smith

    And I’ll even justify them:

    1) Laundry: indelible face of the franchise
    2) Lilly: Mr. Cowboy, cornerstone of the 60’s & 70’s teams
    3) Staubach: Captain Comeback, the man who helped them earn the “America’s Team” sobriquet!
    4) Emmitt Smith: I know, I know, there’s Larry Allen, there Michael Irvin, there’s Troy Aikman. If they let me pick the “Triplets” instead, I’d do it; but when you look at the 90’s teams, simple fact, Emmitt was the cog; Irvin was the heart, and Troy was the trigger; I go with the Cog…Emmitt Smith.

    I know a lot of people want Tony Dorsett; I liked Tony, I’m from PA; saw him in Pitt; couldn’t believe it when my Cowboys drafted him! But the fact remains, the Cowboys won one SB with him; in his rookie year, and that was that! Now, granted, it wasn’t all his fault, but still, in his 11 years with the team, they won one SB; Emmitt drove the Cowboys to three! I take Emmitt, and put Tony, Larry Allen, etc., on the back side of Cowboy’s Rushmore as 2nd greatest tier of Cowboy players!

  17. At 6 ft 3 in height and weighing 325 pounds, Allen is regarded as one of the physically strongest men to have ever played in the NFL, having recorded an assisted bench press of 692 lbs and an unwitnessed squat of 905 lbs.

    An 11-time Pro Bowl selection, Allen played 12 seasons with the Cowboys. In his career, he played in more Pro Bowls than any other Dallas Cowboys offensive player in franchise history and was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    In 1995, Allen, while earning his first of seven consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl, the team finished fifth in the league in total offense while Emmitt Smith gained a franchise record 1,773 rushing yards, his fourth NFL rushing title in five years. Smith also scored a then NFL record 25 rushing touchdowns.

    11× Pro Bowl
    (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006)

    7× All-Pro
    (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)

    Super Bowl champion (XXX)

    NFL 1990s All-Decade Team

    NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

    Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2013

  18. despenc925 says:
    Jun 3, 2013 10:38 PM
    i wish Barry Sanders had the same O-Line Emmitt Smith had. He would of had 20,000+ yards!

    This is always every ones fall back argument. Do the research and see that only for about 25% (and that pushing it) of Emmitts career did he have a really good O-line.

    I may be a little off on this, but I want to say there was about a stretch of 6 to 7 years where he didn’t have a single pro-bowl o-lineman

  19. fafaflunky says:
    Jun 3, 2013 10:55 PM
    as a skins fan i rather see the
    skins battle dallas for the divsion
    then those cheating giants..skins dallas
    eagles giants..f mara

    As a Cowboys fan, I am 100 percent with you there, brother.

  20. Laundry- no doubt
    Lilly- leader 60s/70s
    Staubach- Captain Comeback
    Allen- all decade team two different decades

    Aikman, Dorsett, Smith, Irvin all great players but not in the top 4. Anyone who leaves Lilly off probably only knows the Cowboys from the 80s on. Anyone who leaves Allen off probably doesn’t understand football and is basing their picks off of highlights.

  21. abninf says:
    Jun 3, 2013 9:08 PM
    The Cowboys Mt. Rushmore is the tallest in the NFL.

    Personally I’d put SF’s above Dallas.

    Emmitt is arguably the best RB to ever play, but there are some very strong arguments against that.

    Rice is the best to ever play. Not arguable. Calvin may get there but he’s got a WAYS to go.
    Montana is top 5 easy, if not the best ever.

  22. A lot of you folks must be high…you do realize Mike Irvin was the leader of those 90s teams right…that #88 has to be there

  23. I love all these ppl hatin on the Cowboys. Get a life The Cowboys are like the state they exist in. Texas is hated by everybody not from Texas yet when they come here they try and fit in

  24. This one is very easy.

    1. Tom Landry
    2. Bob Lilly
    3. Emmitt Smith
    4. Roger Staubach

    honorable mentions (in alpha order):
    Troy Aikman, Larry Allen, Tony Dorsett, Cliff Harris, Bob Hayes, Michael Irvin, Lee Roy Jordan, Don Meredith, Drew Pearson, Don Perkins, Mel Renfro, Tex Schramm, Charlie Waters, Randy White, Rayfield Wright.

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