Veteran Pro Bowl pass catchers Dez Bryant and Jason Witten combined for 43 percent of Dak Prescott’s completions a year ago, 42 percent of his yards and 50 percent of his touchdowns in a 9-7 season. His go-to guys are now gone.
What talent evaluators did not identify in Jason Witten back in 2003 was the desire and work ethic to become the best player he could be. Over the next 15 years in Dallas he became a model of consistency and productivity.
On the latest Talk of Fame Network podcast, former league PR director Greg Aiello (who once worked for the Dallas Cowboys) recalls watching the team pass on quarterback Joe Montana in the 1979 draft … and recalls why the Cowboys did it.
Everson Walls has a ready explanation for reaching the Pro Football Hall of Fames s semifinals for the first time in this, his last year as a modern-era candidate. “I think my timing is perfect,” he said.
Former star running back Herschel Walker says if he’s to be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame — and he’s on the preliminary list for the Class of 2018 — it should be solely on his NFL accomplishments.