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12-13-2009, 11:01 PM
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2.0 NFC Quarterfinals: Deadwood Gunslingers @ Dallas Cowboys

Head Coach: Tom Landry
Offensive Captains: Sammy Baugh
Defensive Captains: Dick Butkus


QB: #33 - Sammy Baugh
RB: #34 - Earl Campbell
FB: #40 - Mike Alstott
WR: #25 - Fred Biletnikoff
WR: #13 - Don Maynard
TE: #88 - Keith Jackson
LT: #79 - Roosevelt Brown
LG: #63 - Gene Upshaw
C: #51 - Jim Ringo
RG: #78 - Walt Sweeney
RT: #73 - Winston Hill


LDE: #87 - Willie Davis
DT: #74 - Henry Jordan
DT: #75 - Keith Millard
RDE: #95 - Richard Dent
ROLB: #56 - Pat Swilling
MLB: #51 - Dick Butkus
LOLB: #57 - Rickey Jackson
LCB: #20 - Lemar Parrish
RCB: #24 - Willie Brown
SS: #43 - Troy Polamalu
FS: #45 - Emlen Tunnell

Special Teams:

K: #3 - John Carney
P: #33 - Sammy Baugh
KR: #23 - Mel J. Gray
PR: #45 - Emlen Tunnell


RB: #30 - Terrell Davis
WR/RB: #23 - Mel J. Gray
WR: #80 - Henry Ellard
CB: #29 - Albert Lewis
LB: #77 - Karl Mecklenburg
DE: #96 - Clyde Simmons

Dallas Cowboys

Coach: Bill Cowher


QB: Terry Bradshaw
RB: Jim Brown
FB: Cookie Gilchrist
WR: Marvin Harrison
WR: Andre Reed
TE: Charlie Sanders
LT: Jonathan Ogden
LG: Steve Hutchinson
C: Mike Webster
RG: Will Shields
RT: George Kunz
BN: Dick Schafrath, Jimmy Smith, Devin Hester

DE: Gino Marchetti
DT: Warren Sapp
DT: Richard Seymour
DE: Neil Smith
SLB: Randy Gradishar
MLB: Sam Huff
WLB: Greg Lloyd
CB: Champ Bailey
SS: Rodney Harrison
FS: Deron Cherry
CB: Deion Sanders
BN: Jessie Armstead, Dick Anderson


K: Mark Moseley
P: Jeff Feagles
KR: Deion Sanders
PR: Devin Hester

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12-16-2009, 10:36 PM
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At Quarterback, we're led by one of the greatest all-around football players of all time. Sammy Baugh pioneered the way the QB position is still played today, and in doing so he led the league in passing six times (a record shared with Steve Young) and he also has the record for leading the league in lowest interceptions in a season (five separate times). He'll also benefit from playing with a football more conducive to an effective aerial attack, only increasing his already Hall of Fame efficiency.

I feel the strength of my offense is led by the offensive line. The left side of the line is anchored by two of the best ever at their respective positions and the leader of the line, our center, is also a Hall of Famer. These guys are going to keep Baugh protected and they're going to provide more than ample running room given the stable of running backs we have at our disposable.

Our running game is going to mash defenses. Led by one of the best power runners of all-time, Earl Campbell, with his 5'11, 244 pound frame and 4.5 speed, he'll be followed by Terrell Davis, who's career, albeit short, speaks for itself. If that's not enough, our lead blocker Mike Alstott is a punishing runner and will be a nice change of pace on short yardage situations and to continue to wear down the defense. It's safe to say that none of these runners have ever had an offensive line like this and the argument of Terrell Davis being a product of the Denver run blocking scheme won't apply here as his blocking will be even better.

Our receiving attack is led by two Hall of Famer wideouts in Biletnikoff and Maynard, known for their uncanny ability to get open and catching everything in sight. Henry Ellard will provide another dangerous threat in 3 WR formations and Keith Jackson provides another dangerous threat from the TE position.

Our offensive philosophy is going to be ball control, methodical, and a punishing running attack that will wear out defenses, where we will take control in the second half, and put teams away. This will be led by Campbell, who as Mean Joe Greene put it "could inflict more damage on a team than any other back he ever faced."


Our defensive line is anchored by 2 Hall of Famers in DE Willie Davis - a devastating pass rusher with a knack for picking up loose footballs - and DT Henry Jordan. Mix in the criminally underrated (due to a shortened career) Keith Millard at the other DT spot and future Hall of Famer Richard Dent at the other end, this unit has the right mix of everything and won't be denied in getting at the QB. Not to mention we have the 11th all-time sack man coming off the bench in pass rushing situations in Clyde Simmons.

The linebacker corps is no different. Led by all everything Dick Butkus, this unit has the right blend to combat any offense. One of the most feared players ever, Butkus will be the tackling machine from this corps and will allow our outside backers - Rickey Jackson and Pat Swilling - to do what they do best, sack the quarterback. Good luck defending all the pass rushing weapons this front 7 employs. Mecklenburg provides more of the same off the bench.

Our defensive backfield is patrolled by Emlen Tunnell, a ball hawk with the distinction of being one of the best safeties to ever play the game. His compatriot from the backfield is Troy Polamalu, whose resume speaks for itself already and will only continue to grow for many more years. Shutting down one side of the field will be Willie Brown, one of the great corners to ever play, and Lemar Parrish will man the other side, a six time pro bowler. Our nickelback Albert Lewis formed one of the greatest cornerback tandems in history and will be a rock in coverage, and we also have Sammy Baugh available for safety duty in case of an emergency.

This defense is built on getting to the quarterback, putting opposing offenses in long yardage situations, which will only increase our pass rushing effectiveness and increase the likelihood that our ball hawking defense will continue to give the ball back to our offense - one that's not known for turning the ball over.

Special Teams:

Led by punter Sammy Baugh, second all-time in career punt average, and the 12th most accurate FG kicker of all time in John Carney, our specialty unit is in good hands. Throw in one of the best kickoff returners in history, Mel J. Gray, and one of the most dangerous punt returners in Emlen Tunnell, field position shouldn't be a concern from this unit, with the occasional big play to boot.

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12-18-2009, 03:33 PM
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Brown, Cowboys run over Gunslingers

Dallas (AP)--Jim Brown led the way with 131 yards and 2 TDs and Marvin Harrison added another as the Dallas Cowboys beat the Deadwood Gunslingers 24-10.

Brown's excellent day started on the first drive with runs of 12 and 35 yards, but it was the Gunslingers who opened the scoring on a 75 yard interception return by Emlen Tunnell, after a Terry Bradshaw pass was tipped at the line by Henry Jordan.

The Cowboys would take control of the game in the 2nd quarter, when Bradshaw found Harrison in the corner of the end zone to cap off a 11 play drive that included a pair of critical third down conversions. Following the touchdown, on the ensuing Deadwood drive the Dallas defense struck, with Gino Marchetti registering a sack followed by Deion Sanders making a spectacular interception on a Sammy Baugh pass down the sideline. This would set up a 7 play drive culminating in the first of Brown's touchdown from 4 yards out.

Brown's second touchdown would come in the 4th quarter on a 13 play, clock-eating drive in the 4th quarter that saw the Gunslingers defense unable to prevent the Cowboys from converting on third downs. Overall, the Cowboys finished 7 for 11 on third down conversions. The touchdown extended the Cowboys lead to 14 points with 3 minutes left in the game.

The Gunslingers failed to convert on 4th down on their final drive after moving the ball across midfield with under two minutes to go, when Fred Biltenikoff was unable to hold onto the football after being hit by Rodney Harrison.

The lone bright spot for the Deadwood offense came in the third quarter, when Earl Campbell was able to pick up four first downs on a drive that ultimately stalled when Marchetti registered his second sack of the game, leading to a 45 yard Carney field goal which brought the deficit to 14-13. However, Sanders would set the Cowboys up with excellent field position on the kick return which would lead to a Cowboys field goal.

Campbell would finish the day with 76 yards, while Terrell Davis would add another 32 for the Gunslingers, whose offense had trouble consistently moving the ball against the tight Cowboys defense. Baugh would finish 15/29 and 170 yards with 2 interceptions, including a pick by Randy Gradishar early in the 3rd quarter.

The Cowboys balanced passing attack saw Bradshaw complete 17/25 passes for 234 yards and the one interception, with 5 different receivers with a catch, led by Marvin Harrison with 67 yards, Andre Reed with 63 yards, and Charlie Sanders with 57 yards.

With the victory, the Cowboys will advance to the Divisional Round game against the top-seeded Philadelphia Eagles.

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