Monday, January 25, 2010
Differences between 1992 and 2010
By Tim MacMahon
There are a lot of similarities between the 1991 Cowboys and the 2009 Cowboys, as presented by ESPN Stats & Information's Alok Pattani.
However, there are some significant differences between the Cowboys of those days and today that you should consider before making Super Bowl parade plans.
Start with the drafts of those years.
Four players from the class of '91 -- DT Russell Maryland, WR Alvin Harper, RT Erik Williams and CB Larry Brown -- were full-time starters by their second seasons. LB Dixon Edwards and DT Leon Lett were significant contributors who developed into starters.
Will the class of '09 produce any starters? Kickoff specialist David Buehler and TE John Phillips were the only significant contributors as rookies.
The Cowboys also had a strong draft in 1992, when they selected three players who started for Super Bowl champions: CB Kevin Smith, LB Robert Jones and S Darren Woodson. But the biggest immediate impact move they made that offseason was trading for Pro Bowl DE Charles Haley.
Those moves helped the Cowboys go from the second round to three Super Bowls in four seasons.