6 players you may have forgotten played for the Dallas Cowboys
By Randy Gurzi
1. Eddie George, RB, 2004
After a great career with the Ohio State Buckeyes, Eddie George was taken 14th overall by the Houston Oilers. He then traveled with the team to Nashville where they eventually became the Tennessee Titans.
Paired with Steve McNair, they were one of the more enjoyable teams of the late 1990s and early 2000s. They had a quarterback who never gave up on any play as well as a running back in George who averaged just 3.7 yards per carry in his eight seasons but still amassed 10,009 yards and 64 touchdowns.
George simply churned out the tough yards and was incredibly durable, running for over 1,000 yards in seven of his eight seasons and never having fewer than 312 attempts with the organization. On top of that, he never missed a game for them.
Even with his success, he was let go ahead of the 2004 season and the Cowboys came calling. That year, he joined Bill Parcells’ roster but was used as a starter for just eight games. Rookie Julius Jones had missed most of those games with an ankle injury but then took the job back once healthy.
Goerge appeared in 13 games and had 432 yards rushing and four touchdowns. He was nowhere near the player he was early in his career and subsequently was not re-signed in Dallas.
While he didn’t officially announce his retirement until 2006, he didn’t play for anyone else after his time with the Cowboys.