2. Alvin Harper
This is a guy more fans might remember. When you think of great receiving duos, most might remember Lynn Swann and John Stallworth or Jerry Rice and John Taylor. For the early 1990s, Michael Irvin and Alvin Harper made a great receiving duo.
Harper was drafted by Dallas in the first round of the 1991 draft and was immediately expected to complement Irvin as the Cowboys continued to build their championship contending team. While his rookie season was uneventful, Harper's 1992 season produced some iconic moments.
In the NFC Championship game against the 49ers he caught a slant pass from Troy Aikman and went 70 yards to set up the game-clinching touchdown. He finished the year with 562 yards and four touchdowns to help the Cowboys win their first championship of the 1990s.
After an even better 1993 season that helped Dallas win another Super Bowl, Harper had his best season in 1994 with 821 yards and eight touchdowns. While fellow receiver Irvin and tight end Jay Novacek were named to the Pro Bowl roster, Harper was left off. Despite his breakout season, the other receivers named to the team each cracked 1,000 yards, something Harper never did during his career.
Harper might not have been one of the most dynamic receivers in Cowboys' history, but he was a key contributor on the first two Super Bowl teams during that era. He was a reliable target in Dallas' passing game and made defenses recognize they have to cover him just as much as Irvin. A Pro Bowl nod for Harper should have at least come in 1994.