Greatest Cowboys By Their Jersey Numbers: #36
Part of the Greatest Players by Number Series
Nine players have worn #36, including two defensive backs, six running backs, and a tight end/kicker.
Vince Albritton, S, Washington, 1984-91
Statistics: Albritton had one interception and three sacks during his career. He recorded a career-high 111 tackles in 1989, he only year as a starter.
Longevity: Albritton played eight season for the Cowboys, mostly on special teams.
Intangibles:He was mostly a special teams player during his career. He won the starting job at strong safety during the dismal 1989 season, but he suffered through some injuries after that and was never again a full-time starter.
Darian Barnes, FB, Hampton, 2004
Statistics: Barnes caught ten passes for 59 yards with the Cowboys.
Longevity: He lasted one season in Dallas, starting ten games.
Intangibles: Barnes was a serviceable blocking back and not a bad pass receiver. He most recently played for the Jets.
Dick Bielski, TE/K, Maryland, 1960-61
Statistics: Bielski caught 30 passes for 415 yards with the Cowboys. He also made six of nine field goal attempts.
Accolades: He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1961.
Longevity: He lasted two seasons in Dallas.
Intangibles: Dallas picked up Bielski in the 1960 expansion draft from the Philadelphia Eagles. He had a fine year in 1961, catching 26 passes for 377 yards. Dallas traded him to Baltimore the following season, however.
Larry Brinson, RB, Florida, 1977-79
Statistics: Brinson rushed for 172 yards with three touchdowns with the Cowboys.
Longevity: He played three seasons with Dallas.
Intangibles: Brinson was originally signed as an undrafted free agent. He was originally released during training camp in 1978 but came back to the team later in the season. An injured derailed his 1979 season, and he finished his career with Seattle in 1980.
Quincy Butler, CB, TCU, 2006
Statistics: Butler had no statistics of note.
Longevity: He has seen action in one game with the Cowboys.
Intangibles: Butler has been a practice squad player for two seasons. He is still on the roster, but maybe not for long.
Dominique Ross, RB, Valdosta State, 1995-96
Statistics: Ross dressed for a few games but never recorded a statistic.
Longevity: He was on the roster for two seasons.
Intangibles: Ross was mostly a practice squad player who dressed for a total of three games during a two-year period.
Tarik Smith, RB, California, 1998-99
Statistics: Smith recorded no statistics.
Longevity: He was on the Cowboys’ roster for two seasons but never appeared in a game.
Intangibles: Not much to note, except that he was named to the Oak Park (Cal.) Hall of Fame in 2003.
Tony Taylor, RB, Northwestern Louisiana, 2001
Statistics: Taylor had one career attempt for the Cowboys.
Longevity: He saw action in one game for the Cowboys.
Intangibles: Not much to note.
Joe Williams, RB, Wyoming, 1971
Statistics: He rushed for 67 yards with one touchdown for the Cowboys.
Longevity: He played one season with the Cowboys.
Intangibles: After spending a season on the taxi squad in 1970, Williams saw limited action in 1971. He finished his career after playing a season with New Orleans.
Here are the results of the poll for this number:
- Vince Albritton (45%, 37 Votes)
- Dick Bielski (38%, 31 Votes)
- Quincy Butler (7%, 6 Votes)
- Larry Brinson (5%, 4 Votes)
- Darian Barnes (2%, 2 Votes)
- Tony Taylor (2%, 2 Votes)
- Dominique Ross (0%, 0 Votes)
- Tarik Smith (0%, 0 Votes)
- Joe Williams (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 82
If you still want to vote, please make a comment below.
My Vote: Bielski
Of the others, Albritton deserves some recognition for his longevity, but he really never did much to stand out. The others were either spot players or barely played at all.