The Top-5 Villains In Cowboys History

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Jul 21, 2013; Oxnard, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys locker room exhibit highlighting Super Bowl victories at training camp at the River Ridge Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The history of the Dallas Cowboys has always had heroes that we’ve loved and cherished over the years. Yet there always seem to be some bad boys that seem to lurk in the history of America’s Team.  These were the guys you loved to hate and only tolerated because they wore a star on their helmet. For other fans, they were despicable players that were booed in other team’s stadiums. They may have helped the Cowboys achieve success, but they certainly made it hard to cheer for them. So here are the top-five villains in Cowboys history!

#5- Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson

One of the key players in the Dallas doomsday defense, Thomas Henderson was one of the most feared defensive players in the league. Yet with all the talent, he still managed to be a bit of a showman off the field. Opponents could not take his trash talking and his flamboyant personality. If pissing off opponents wasn’t enough, he had to piss of his teammates as well. One fabled tale had Henderson trying to mess with hall-of-fame defensive tackle and half-monster Randy White. Henderson would not stop jabbering White and finally White had enough.

White and Henderson ended in a fight, where most say White had won. “Hollywood” also came in conflict with legendary Cowboys head coach Tom Landry. Landry and Henderson would not always see eye to eye, yet they always made a way to make it work on the field. In fact, after Henderson later tried to sober up, Landry was there to help him through his battles. Henderson has said that while they had a cold relationship in his playing days, they have warmed up down the stretch. Henderson has changed his life since then but has maintained his status as one of the villains in Cowboys lore.

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  • Old Frog

    My number one is Ken Norton Jr. I couldn’t believe the way he bailed on the team and went to the 49ers after winning the Super Bowl for something as trite as money. He was the first FA defection that I can remember and at the time it felt like a serious betrayal and total disregard for the team and signaled the end of the NFL as I knew it. Fast forward about 20 years and now everybody abandons their team in favor of more money so it’s no longer a big deal but back then it felt huge.

  • SmartThinking

    Clint Longley; Pete Gent; Lance Rentzel

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Deion Sanders is by far the most irritating player I have seen since I started watching NFL football in 1962. What makes it more irritating is having to still see him on TV. Go away Deion, please!!