Greatest Cowboys By Their Jersey Numbers: #69

Part of the Greatest Players by Number Series

Jersey #69

Two players, both offensive linemen, have worn #69 for the Cowboys.

George Hegamin, T, North Carolina State, 1994-97

Statistics: n/a

Accolades: None.

Longevity: He played four seasons with the Cowboys.

Intangibles: Hegamin was mostly a backup, but he saw quite a bit of action in 1997 when Mark Tuinei went down with an injury. Hegamin was not bad at run blocking, but he was not good at pass blocking. For this reason, the Cowboys moved Larry Allen to left tackle on obvious passing downs.

Ross Tucker, G, Princeton, 2002

Statistics: n/a

Accolades: None.

Longevity: He played less than a full season with Dallas.

Intangibles: The Cowboys signed Tucker in 2002, and he filled in for an injured Larry Allen that season. He also played for the Bills, Redskins, and Patriots. He now shows off his Princeton education by writing for Sports Illustrated.

Poll

Here is your chance to vote for the greatest player to wear #69.

Greatest #69

  • George Hegamin (91%, 39 Votes)
  • Ross Tucker (9%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

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My Vote: Hegamin

George HegaminIt’s been a while since we’ve had such a poor (and shallow) selection of players. Hegamin was a member of one Super Bowl team and was a capable backup for quite a bit longer than Tucker. Though Hegamin was not very effective as a starter, he contributed much more to the franchise than Tucker did. Thus, I’m going with Hegamin here.

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Article by Matt Cordon

Blogging impatiently about the Cowboys since 2006. Being a fan since 1977 hasn't required quite as much patience.

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