January 13, 1988 |
Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry said yesterday that he would try to work out a trade involving veteran running back Tony Dorsett, who lost his starting job to Herschel Walker during the 1987 season. Landry, who met with Dorsett for 30 minutes on Monday during which time Dorsett repeated his request for a trade, ruled out getting a first-round draft pick in any deal because of the player's age. Dorsett is 33. Landry said Dorsett's age "will be a very critical thing. It eliminates so many teams because they are rebuilding.
February 24, 1997 |
Everyday Crime, the stories of front-line struggles with lawlessness, has introduced dozens of people plagued by crime. Today, we revisit some. Carolyn Howard, 31, a school nurse, lost her Tony Dorsett football card when a thief stole her purse in a Southwest Philadelphia parking lot in August. It was a depressing loss for Howard, who had kept the card in her wallet since she was 12. In her high school yearbook graduation photo, she thanked God, her mother, the Dallas Cowboys and Tony Dorsett.
February 3, 2012
Former Dallas Cowboys star tailback Tony Dorsett has joined more than 300 ex-players in suing the league and its teams for concussion-related impairments. Dorsett, 57, told the Associated Press that he forgets people's names or why he walked into a room, and he fears his memory issues are getting worse. He traced his problems to concussions during his 1977-88, Hall of Fame career. "The NFL is trying to deny" that players are suffering because of head injuries from their football days, Dorsett said.
December 24, 1987 |
Tony Dorsett will be wearing a Dallas uniform for the last time in Sunday's home game against St. Louis, if he gets his wish to be traded. But the Cowboys' management said it is not in the business of granting wishes. For the past five weeks, Dorsett has reluctantly taken a back seat to Pro Bowl selection Herschel Walker in the Cowboys' backfield. "Personally, I just don't see me being here," Dorsett said. "The only way I can see being here next year is if no other team in the league was interested in me. "I don't have a role here, man. My role is to play the St. Louis game and that is it. You know it; I know it. "Hopefully, they (the Cowboys)
November 25, 1988 |
Tony Dorsett was brought in to complete the picture, but the Denver Broncos are beginning to look like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone. Maybe too many parts are missing for the Broncos to even think about making their third consecutive trip to the Super Bowl. "I don't know if we've reached the bottom of the barrel," Broncos owner Pat Bowlen said after last week's humiliating 42-0 loss to the Saints in New Orleans, the fourth-worst defeat in the 29-year history of the franchise.
February 11, 2015 |
THE LEGALESE in the NFL concussion lawsuits will leave you dizzy. Full of so many therefores and parties-of-the-first-parts, it makes your head spin. Of course, former players affected by CTE feel that way much of the time. CTE stands for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease found in people with a history of head trauma. People like former Eagles quarterback Jim McMahon, who at 55 is suffering from dementia and has admitted he has had suicidal thoughts.
December 6, 2014 |
In the running backs' meeting room, Duce Staley shows his players clips of past Eagles runners. They might identify a uniform number and recall a certain run, but they don't usually know the names. LeSean McCoy knows the names. McCoy has studied the top rushers to play in Philadelphia, and he has relationships with some of them. On Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, McCoy could surpass Wilbert Montgomery to become the leading rusher in Eagles history. He needs 48 yards to eclipse Montgomery's 6,538 yards.
August 29, 1986 |
The annual "Battle of Texas" between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers is always fun to watch, even in preseason, because Texans take their football very seriously. "I'll bet one of my ranches, a couple oil wells and my grandchild that the Cowboys win, you Houston hick," says ol' Cowboy Cliff to his pal, Billy Joe. This year's Texas tug-of-war - tomorrow night, 9 p.m., Channel 10 - has added significance because Herschel Walker will be making his debut for the Cowboys.
August 20, 1986 |
Tony Dorsett, unhappy about the Dallas Cowboys' acquisition of running back Herschel Walker, said yesterday he thought he would fit rather nicely into the backfields of the Miami Dolphins or Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Tom Landry, asked about the likelihood of trading the club's leading career rusher, said, "Who says anything isn't a possibility? But I don't intend for that to happen. " Walker has been practicing at tailback, Dorsett's position, but Landry said that is only being done so Walker can learn the Cowboys' offense.
May 30, 1988 |
Tony Dorsett, the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history, has agreed to contract concessions that apparently clear the way for his trade from the Dallas Cowboys to Denver, officials with the Broncos said yesterday. After Dorsett and two of his representatives, Witt Stewart and financial adviser Bill Love, met with Cowboys officials Saturday, Broncos general manager John Beake said he believed a trade would be made by late this week. Love said Dorsett approved the contract Saturday in Austin, Texas.