How a Fort Worth boy who matriculated on the TCU campus, whose father was a quarterbacks coach for the Super Bowl VI Cowboys, and who himself was a waterboy that year, could be considered a “hired gun” is unfathomable. But you have to remember Mike Renfro began his NFL career as a Houston Oiler in 1978 and stayed there until 1983.
Dallas traded for Renfro in 1984, and he stayed with the club until after the 1987 season. He never saw a playoff win as a Cowboy, his lone chance being a 20-0 shutout at the hands of the Rams on the road in 1985. That season, Renfro had 60 catches for 955 yards and 8 touchdowns, with the later category being a team high and all three being career highs.