Blast From The Past: Hudson Houck!

Could it be? Is famed and former offensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys during the heralded 1993-2001 years returning to the Silver and Blue? Hudson Houck’s name is being tossed around as the successor to mobster in Miami Tony Sparano.

This would be great news if he returns. Houck helped develop one of the most dominating offensive lines ever in the NFL. How else could Emmitt Smith become the league’s leading rusher? Here is a piece of Houck’s biography:

Over this nine-year period, the Cowboys permitted a total of only 203 sacks, the lowest figure in the NFL. They yielded less than 20 sacks three times and less than 30 on six occasions. During Houck’s tenure in Dallas, six different offensive linemen made a total of 22 trips to the Pro Bowl. This group included Larry Allen (7), Nate Newton (5), Erik Williams (4), Ray Donaldson (2), Mark Stepnoski (2) and Mark Tuinei (2). The unit helped Emmitt Smith to a pair of NFL rushing titles over this nine-year stretch as he ran for more than 1,000 yards each time.

That’s one amazing resume builder right there. 203 sacks over nine years? That’s insane. Less than 20 sacks three times? Wow. I am very, very excited about bringing this Super Bowl champion back to the Cowboys.

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