Greatest Cowboys By Their Jersey Numbers: #6
Part of the Greatest Players by Number Series
Three kickers in the history of the Cowboys have worn number 6. Please trust me: this series will soon get better (or we will at least have some position players to consider…)
Luis Zendejas, K, Arizona State, 1987-89
Statistics: In 11 games during a three-year span, Zendejas made nine of 16 field goal attempts (56.3%).
Longevity: Zendejas played for both Philadelphia and Dallas in both the 1988 and 1989 seasons. No Cowboy will last long with that on his record.
Intangibles: He is best known as the target of the Eagles in the Bounty Bowl in 1989. Other than that, there’s not much to remember.
Tim Seder, K, Ashland, 2000-01
Statistics: In two seasons, Seder made 36 of 50 field goal attempts. He also has the distinction of having two career rushing attempts and two career touchdown runs.
Longevity: Seder was inconsistent and did not have a strong leg. He was replaced in 2002 by Billy Cundiff.
Intangibles: Seder’s touchdown runs are about all that distinguish him. He was otherwise a subpar kicker during two bad seasons for the franchise.
Nick Folk, K, Arizona, 2007-present
Statistics: In his rookie season, Folk made 26 of 31 field goal attempt.
Accolades: Folk was named an all-pro and made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2007.
Longevity: We can only hope that we have Folk for a long time.
Intangibles: The Cowboys made a curious decision when they drafted Folk last year, and many believed that it was because of his kickoff abilities that the team did so. He won the job and very quickly won over the fans. His 53-yarder that beat Buffalo in week 5 was one of the great moments of the 2007 season.
Here are the results of the poll for this number:
- Nick Folk (90%, 122 Votes)
- Luis Zendejas (7%, 10 Votes)
- Tim Seder (2%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 135
If you still want to vote, please make a comment below.
My Vote: Folk
We simply do not have much of a choice for this, but at least Folk is off to a great start. Zendejas and Seder were kickers on some of the worst teams in franchise history, and that fact that they were both below average (at best) does not help their cause.