Barry Sanders was simply amazing to watch...even for a Cowboy. (Photo via cmassi02)
This is the easiest of the series because not only was Barry Sanders the best running back to come out of Oklahoma State he’s the best running back to ever play the game. The Cowboys currently have 19 players on active NFL rosters including
Not only are both backs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame they are also the only two representatives of
After winning the Heisman Trophy in 1988, Sanders was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1989. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the #3 overall pick (
Barry Sandars abruptly retired in the summer of 1999, still on top of his game. In 1997 he became the first running back in NFL history to record 10 consecutive seasons 1,000 yards rushing. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004. He holds 10 Detroit Lions team records.