Dallas Cowboys: Top 10 Fullbacks of All-Time

17 Jul 1998: Fullback Daryl Johnston
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The Dallas Cowboys have found a slew of successful fullbacks in the 5th and 6th rounds of the NFL Draft. In fact, half of the players on this list were selected in one of these two rounds.

One of the players selected in the 5th-round of the 1966 NFL draft was fullback Walt Garrison. He would play an important role for the Dallas Cowboys that created the Landry mystique.

Garrison gained the starting role by 1969 and immediately gained a reputation as one of the game’s fiercest competitors. He played the 1970 NFC Championship game with a broken collarbone.

The big bruiser image that Garrison portrayed shows exactly what a team wants out of a fullback.

He contributed to the offensive attack that saw the three-headed attack of Calvin Hill, Duane Thomas, and himself. The trio helped the Dallas Cowboys reach and win Super Bowl VI in 1971. Garrison had a team-high 40 receptions that year.

Garrison’s cowboy image went passed the gridiron. A native of North Texas, Garrison spent much of his spare time in the rodeo. An injury in that sport eventually ended his football career in 1975.

When it was all over, Garrison retired with over 5500 all-purpose yards and 39 touchdowns. He was later enshrined in the Dallas Cowboys 25th-Anniversary Team.