The Dallas Cowboys is considered “America’s Team” and is one of the most valuable entities in sports. Because of the team’s popularity, they have become a desirable free-agent destination. Which players felt the strangest to see in the Cowboys uniform?
It’s “America’s Team” for a reason. The Dallas Cowboys are the most loved and most hated franchise in the NFL. The most popular team in the most popular sport in the U.S. usually leads to desire from players to join the Cowboys. That’s why we’ve seen star players force their way there. It happened with Deion Sanders, Terrell Owens, and countless others.
However, those players made sense in Dallas. This was a place where the stars shined bright. That’s why there’s a star on the helmet. Jerry Jones is likely the most influential owner in the league, and it leads to an aura around this team in general.
It doesn’t always work out, and there are star players who go to Dallas to see their star fizzle. Now, we look at these players and say “wow, they played there?” There are Hall of Famers who just couldn’t cut it in Texas.
3. Lance Alworth never looked right in a Dallas Cowboys jersey
Lance Alworth played eight years with the San Diego Chargers, racking up seven 1,000-yard seasons on the way to Canton, OH. Yet, he says the two most-important catches in his career came with the Dallas Cowboys.
He was traded to the Cowboys in 1971, but he wasn’t the same guy. He finished the season with less than 500 yards for the first time since his rookie season. He did catch two passes in Super Bowl VI en route to a victory over the Dolphins. He returned for one more season, but he was really bad. He had less than 200 yards, and it was time to retire.
All in all, we’re sure Alworth felt it was worth it. He got his only Super Bowl ring, and it did nothing to diminish his Hall-of-Fame career. Still, seeing Alworth in a Cowboys uniform hurts Chargers fans to this day.
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