Herschel Walker & Tony Dorsett – Too Much Talent for the Dallas Cowboys?
There are some Cowboys fans that remember a time in the distant past when the acquisition of talent, led by the Person duly authorized to choose, was a common occurrence. It was so common that there was never the mindset that a team could ever have too much talent. So, if the opportunity presented itself to reasonably acquire additional talent at any position, even though you presently fill that position with a high level of talent, Dallas Cowboys management would do so. Such was the case when the Cowboys, under the guidance of General Manager Tex Schramm and Head Coach Tom Landry, drafted Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, even though they already possessed another Heisman Trophy winner, Tony Dorsett, at the same position. Passing up talent, especially if they were the highest rated player on your draft board, was not considered wise or prudent unless extreme circumstances dictated so. Dealing with conflicting egos of star players was just part of the territory that came with the professional game. Confidence was just part of a winning franchise that included managing extremely talented players. It would be great to see the Dallas Cowboys return to that level of talent acquisition and management. It’s long overdue!