It is likely that you spent Super Bowl LIV rooting for the Kansas City Chiefs in hopes of keeping the San Francisco 49ers from joining the Pittsburgh Steelers and New England Patriots ahead of the Dallas Cowboys with six Lombardi Trophies in their collection. Your wish was granted.
The Chiefs are in fact World Champions, Pat Mahomes is MVP, and Andy Reid finally has his ring. It was very enjoyable for many Cowboys fans to get to root for Reid when he left the Philadelphia Eagles, such is usually the case with dynamic coaches or players that are involved in the NFC East.
Reid’s Chiefs featured plenty of big names but there were a few that had associations to the Dallas Cowboys. The following players suited up for America’s Team at one point or another and are now Super Bowl Champions for the first time in their careers:
- Anthony Hitchens
- Damien Wilson
- Charvarius Ward
- Morris Claiborne
Claiborne wasn’t actually active for Super Bowl LIV, but he will still get a ring as part of the team. He is without question the most high-profile former Cowboy to be playing for Kansas City as Dallas traded up to draft him in the first round back in 2012.
The Cowboys selected Anthony Hitchens and Damien Wilson in 2014 and 2015 respectively, and they discovered Charvarius Ward as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Ultimately the Cowboys traded Ward to the Chiefs on the day of their final preseason game. They acquired Parker Ehinger which didn’t exactly go well for them.
For what it’s worth Matt Moore is also on the Chiefs and the Cowboys certainly had a brief cup of coffee with him. Sammy Watkins made a ton of plays for Kansas City in the Super Bowl, and while he has never played for the Cowboys, they were heavily connected to him when he was a free agent two years ago but he ultimately chose the Chiefs.
Congratulations to the former Cowboys that are now Super Bowl Champions!