Greatest Cowboys By Their Jersey Numbers: #93
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Part of the Greatest Players by Number Series
Six Cowboys have worn #93. This includes four defensive linemen and two linebackers.
Kenyon Coleman, DE, UCLA, 2003-06
Statistics: Coleman recorded 6.5 sacks with the Cowboys.
Longevity: Coleman played four seasons in Dallas. He now plays for the Jets.
Intangibles: Coleman showed some potential in Dallas but never became a full-time starter. His best season was 2006, when he recorded four sacks.
Reggie Cooper, LB, Nebraska, 1991
Longevity: He played in two games for the Cowboys in 1991.
Intangibles: The former Nebraska Cornhusker made the team briefly during the 1991 season as a free agent.
Artie Smith, DT, Louisiana Tech, 1998
Statistics: Smith recorded 11 tackles and six assists with the Cowboys.
Longevity: He appeared in all 16 games with the Cowboys in 1998.
Intangibles: Smith found his way into the rotation on the defensive line in 1998, but he was out of the league after that season.
Anthony Spencer, LB, Purdue, 2007-
Statistics: Spencer recorded three sacks and 28 tackles as a rookie in 2007.
Longevity: He is currently in his second season.
Intangibles: Spencer was a first round pick in 2007. He has showed promise but has had to play behind Greg Ellis thus far.
Mike Ulufale, DT, Brigham Young, 1996
Statistics: Ulufale recorded two tackles with the Cowboys.
Longevity: He played one season in Dallas.
Intangibles: He saw some action on special teams but was only active for three games.
Peppi Zellner, DE, Fort Valley State, 1999-02
Statistics: Zellner recorded six sacks with the Cowboys.
Longevity: He played four seasons for the Cowboys, starting 17 games.
Intangibles: Zellner was on the team at the same time that Dallas had Greg Ellis and Ebenezer Ekuban, both of whom were former first round picks. Zellner cracked the starting lineup, but he was never considered a high quality starter.
Here is your chance to vote for the greatest player to wear #93.
- Anthony Spencer (69%, 35 Votes)
- Kenyon Coleman (14%, 7 Votes)
- Peppi Zellner (10%, 5 Votes)
- Artie Smith (4%, 2 Votes)
- Reggie Cooper (2%, 1 Votes)
- Mike Ulufale (2%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 51
My Vote: Spencer
Spencer hasn’t had many opportunities due to the reemergence of Ellis, but it is probably just a matter of time before Ellis is asked to step aside. Although health may be a bit of a concern, Spencer appears to have a huge upside that will benefit the Cowboys defensively.
Of the other players, Zellner and Coleman are worth mentioning, but only because they saw some action. Although those two may have done a bit more than Spencer overall, due mostly to their longevity, neither really did much. Thus, I voted for the former Boilermaker.