Greatest Cowboys By Their Jersey Numbers: #92
[tags]Dallas Cowboys, Tony Tolbert[/tags]
Part of the Greatest Players by Number Series
Four Cowboys have worn #92. All were defensive linemen.
[Note: This list does not include Marcus Dixon, who is currently on the practice squad and has never played in a regular season game]
Jermaine Brooks, DT, Arkansas, 2003
Statistics: Brooks recorded a total of five regular season tackles, all in one game.
Longevity: He was active for the final game of the 2003 season as well as the playoff loss to Carolina in January 2004.
Intangibles: Brooks was on the practice squad for a couple of years and saw action only during the end of the 2003 season.
Demetric Evans, DE, Georgia, 2001-02
Statistics: Evans recorded one sack with the Cowboys.
Longevity: He played two seasons in Dallas.
Intangibles: Evans was a backup for the Cowboys before moving on to play in Washington, where he has been for the past five seasons.
Ray Perkins, DE, Virginia, 1987
Statistics: Perkins recorded two sacks for the Cowboys.
Longevity: He played in two replacement games in 1987.
Tony Tolbert, DL, Texas-El Paso, 1989-97
Statistics: Tolbert recorded 59 sacks with the Cowboys along with 531 tackles.
Accolades: He was named to one Pro Bowl.
Longevity: Tolbert played nine seasons for the Cowboys.
Intangibles: Dallas drafted Tolbert as a 226-pound outside linebacker, but after bulking up to more than 260, became a standout defensive end. He was the key to the Cowboys defense becoming so tough against the run during the early 1990s.
Here is your chance to vote for the greatest player to wear #92.
- Tony Tolbert (93%, 63 Votes)
- Demetric Evans (4%, 3 Votes)
- Ray Perkins (3%, 2 Votes)
- Jermaine Brooks (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 68
My Vote: Tolbert
This one wasn’t much of a contest. Tolbert was one of the best draft picks (4th round, 1989) in franchise history. He was the key to the run defense, and he was also quite effective as a pass rusher. Knee injuries slowed him down towards the ends of his career, though he still had five sacks and 30 tackles during the 1997 season, his last.