Greatest Cowboys By Their Jersey Numbers: #95

Part of the Greatest Players by Number Series

Jersey #95

Six Cowboys have worn #95. Each of these players was a defensive lineman.

Note: We already included Tank Johnson under #66, so I have not included him in this vote.

Randy Chevrier, DT, McGill, 2001

Statistics: n/a

Accolades: None.

Longevity: He played in part of one season for the Cowboys.

Intangibles: Dallas picked up Chevrier during the 2001 season. He played in eight games.

DeVone Claybrooks, DT, East Carolina, 2004

Statistics: Claybrooks recorded two assists with the Cowboys.

Accolades: None.

Longevity: He played in part of one season with the Cowboys.

Intangibles: Dallas was his third team in three years. He never played after that.

Jason Ferguson, DT, Georgia, 2005-07

Statistics: Ferguson recorded 59 tackles and one sack with the Cowboys.

Accolades: None.

Longevity: He lasted three seasons in Dallas, though he barely played in 2007.

Intangibles: Ferguson joined the Cowboys as another of Bill Parcells’ former players. He was solid in the middle, but when he went down with an injury early in 2007, the Cowboys replaced him rather easily with Jay Ratliff.

Chad Hennings, DT, Air Force, 1992-00

Statistics: Hennings recorded 216 tackles and 27.5 sacks with the Cowboys.

Accolades: None.

Longevity: He played nine seasons in Dallas.

Intangibles: The Cowboys could thank Tex Schramm and Gil Brandt for obtaining the rights to Hennings, who spent four years in the Air Force before joining the Cowboys in 1992. He played sparingly for several years, but as players defected through free agent in the mid-1990s, he stepped in as a solid starter.

Mark Walen, DT, UCLA, 1987-88

Statistics: Walen recorded five sacks with the Cowboys.

Accolades: None.

Longevity: He played two seasons in Dallas.

Intangibles: Walen was a special teams player who started a few games during the 1988 season. He did not survive once Jimmy Johnson arrived due to an injury he suffered during the preseason.

Colston Weatherington, DE, Central Missouri State, 2002

Statistics: n/a

Accolades: None.

Longevity: He played in part of one season with the Cowboys.

Intangibles: He made the team one year but has since become a good player with the Dallas Desperados.

Poll

Here is your chance to vote for the greatest player to wear #95.

Greatest #95

  • Chad Hennings (94%, 78 Votes)
  • Jason Ferguson (4%, 3 Votes)
  • Randy Chevrier (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Colston Weatherington (1%, 1 Votes)
  • DeVone Claybrooks (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Mark Walen (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 83

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My Vote: Hennings

Chad Hennings

Chad Hennings

Hennings was one of the good guys on a team that had some no-so-good-guys. He was a step down in quality from Tony Casillas, Russell Maryland, and Leon Lett, but he was solid in the middle for a good part of a decade.

None of the others are really worth mentioning. Ferguson was a pretty good player as Dallas transitioned into the 3-4 defense, but he was not needed after missing most of last year. He has played sparingly with the Dolphins. Tank Johnson has not shown much this season, so even if we included him in this poll, it should still go to Hennings.