1992 Review: Landry’s Cowboys on the 1992 Super Bowl Team
In the America’s Game special on the 1992 Cowboys, Michael Irvin says that one of his first moves when Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson took over the team was to inform the two of players who were performing under Tom Landry simply to earn a paycheck.
By the time the Cowboys had won Super Bowl XXVII, only nine players who were on one of Tom Landry’s roster remained on the team. These players include:
G Kevin Gogan (8th round, 1987)
WR Michael Irvin (1st round, 1988)
DE Jim Jeffcoat (1st round, 1983)
LB Ken Norton (2nd round, 1988)
G Nate Newton (Free agent, 1986)
WR Kelvin Martin (4th round, 1987)
P Mike Saxon (Free agent, 1985)
T Mark Tuinei (Free agent, 1983)
S Bill Bates (Free agent, 1983)
Not a bad list. Of these players, Irvin and Tuinei were starters. Jeffcoat had lost his job to Charles Haley earlier in the season, though Jeffcoat continued to play an important role as a backup in the defensive line rotation. Gogan was a starter at guard in 1991 and 1993, but he only started one game in 1992. Martin was the team’s slot receiver. Saxon was out as the team’s punter after the 1992 season.
Bates, of course, did not play in SB XXVII because he had been injured for most of the 1992 season. Because he came back, I included him. On the other hand, Danny Noonan was on the team to begin the 1992 season, but he was released after two games. Thus, I left him off.
Here is the America’s Game clip for the 1992 Cowboys.
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