There is no greater honor that can be bestowed upon an individual connected to the Dallas Cowboys than to be placed in the Ring of Honor. 20 worthy individuals have been enshrined in the circle of names that now encompasses AT&T Stadium. The Bob Lilly's of the world, the Emmitt Smith's, Randy White's, Tony Dorsett's and Rayfield Wright's. Great, timeless players from every position group, as well as the team's founding fathers at coach and general manager. 13 of them have been placed in Canton, the Pro Football Hall of Fame; but we already know the injustice that surrounds that honor.
But not all Cowboys greats make it to the Ring of Honor. Sure, there are a handful of current players that are almost assured of making it; Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware... maybe even quarterback Tony Romo if he continues to break all of the franchise passing marks.
Even outside of those 20 names, however, several Cowboys remain fixed in our memories when we stroll down the road of nostalgia. Who here doesn't pine for Darren Woodson to earn more recognition? What product of the '80s doesn't recall Too Tall Jones? Is there a child of the '70s that doesn't hold fond memories of Harvey Martin? Baby boomer that doesn't remember Cornell Green?
Yet still, there are Cowboys that were great for shorter stretches that might not be so easily remembered.
My favorite out of all of them? Terry Glenn.
Glenn played for the Cowboys for only five seasons, and two of them were decimated by injuries. His second season in Dallas, he only played in six games, and his knee was so bad that he only appeared in one game in 2007 before calling it a career. Around those, though, he was as fun a watch as you're going to see on the football field.
Standing only 5' 11" and weighing under 200 lbs, Glenn was a fireplug on the field. An extremely excitable player, Glenn linked back up with Bill Parcells when The Tuna took over the reigns of the franchise In 2003. That's right, Glenn caught passes from Quincy Carter, Drew Bledsoe and a young Tony Romo.
The thing that I loved about Glenn was that he always seemed to snatch the ball out of the air. There was no body-catcher in this guy. He was an acrobat on the sidelines, making seemingly impossible toe taps a regular occurrence, and made open field moves reminiscent of running backs. In his time with Dallas, Glenn hauled in over 200 catches, averaging 16 yards a reception. Take a look at this highlight video from Youtube.
So that's my nominee for which Cowboys player deserves to be remembered more often. Who do you feel deserves more pub?