Dallas Cowboys: 15 best first-round picks of all-time
By John Buhler
Best first-round draft picks in Dallas Cowboys history: 5. Randy White
With nicknames like Manster (half man, half monster) and Captain Scab, Cowboys pass rusher Randy White was an absolute terror for years in the Dallas front-seven. Wherever head coach Tom Landry put him in the front-seven, White was a productive player. Dallas made a fantastic choice taking him No. 2 overall in the 1975 NFL Draft out of Maryland.
White initially played linebacker for the Cowboys after playing defensive end collegiately for the Maryland Terrapins. After Bob Lilly’s retirement following the 1974 NFL season, White would occupy defensive tackle for the next 11 years and never looked back. That was when White’s NFL career really started to get cooking.
White made nine straight Pro Bowls and nine straight All-Pro teams from 1977 to 1985. He would be part of the Super Bowl XII championship team, earning Co-MVP honors in that ball game. White would play his entire 14-year NFL career with the Cowboys.
He is one of the most decorated defensive tackles in football history. White is in the Cowboys Ring of Honor, made the NFL 1980s All-Decade Team and is a College Football Hall of Famer. In 1994, White would earn Canton enshrinement as a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer. One of Canton classmates was none other than former Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett.