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May 14, 2011
Ron Springs Former Cowboys running back Ron Springs, 54, a former Dallas Cowboys running back who had been in a coma since 2007, died Thursday at Medical City Dallas Hospital, said former Cowboys teammate Everson Walls, who donated a kidney to Springs for a transplant. The cause of death was a heart attack, according to the Cowboys' website . The hospital is where Springs slipped into a coma after undergoing surgery to remove a cyst from his forearm about seven months after receiving the kidney.
November 10, 1990 |
No wonder Everson Walls is feeling like a kid again. After all, age is relative . . . even in the NFL. Last year, the 30-year-old cornerback played for the Dallas Cowboys, a team that had only one starter older than him. If he had stayed with the Cowboys this year, he would have been the third-oldest player on their roster. But Dallas, obviously wrapped up in a serious youth movement, left Walls unprotected after the 1989 season.
December 22, 1987 |
Of all the indignities, the Rams found themselves officially eliminated from the playoffs Monday evening because of, well, a big toe. Cowboy cornerback Everson Walls' right big toe, to be exact. The same big toe that apparently grazed the tips of fair territory on arguably the most important defensive play of the Ram 29-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. That toe. Replay fans will long debate this toe thing. Was Walls in or out?
January 22, 1991
Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Emmitt Smith was chosen today to replace the injured Neal Anderson of the Chicago Bears on the NFC team for the Pro Bowl. Smith, the Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, will be the first Cowboy to play in the game since Herschel Walker in 1988. The No. 1 draft pick from Florida is the first Dallas rookie selected since Everson Walls in 1981. The Pro Bowl will be played Feb. 3 in Honolulu.
November 16, 1997
Owners of a restaurant near the Dallas Cowboys' headquarters in Irving, Texas, are pleading with team owner Jerry Jones to rescind a ban that keeps players out of the eatery. The owners, including former Cowboy stars Tony Dorsett and Everson Walls, say they're losing $50,000 a month because of the ban and will sue Jones if he doesn't respond. The cafe used to be a popular hangout for players, and that in turn brought in customers.