5 Dallas Cowboys stars you may have forgot won a Super Bowl during the 1990s dynasty

The Dallas Cowboys from the 1990s decade have been one of the greatest teams ever assembled in NFL history. During a four-year stretch between the 1992 and 1995 NFL seasons, they recorded a 10-1 postseason record while collecting three Super Bowl rings.

The Cowboys roster was loaded with superstars. They featured the legendary “triplets” on offense, quarterback Troy Aikman, running back Emmitt Smith, and wide receiver Michael Irvin. The squad also featured a strong defense that starred Prime Time Deion Sanders and Darren Woodson.

While the roster shone bright with NFL stars, there were also many more huge contributors during their epic run. Names that are usually overlooked when recalling the famous dynasty. Here are five of the unsung heroes of the team who had a crucial impact on their success without receiving as much of the recognition.

# 5 – Daryl “Moose” Johnston

Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston

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Smith himself has said many times that he owes much of his career success to the Cowboys’ incredible offensive line, as well as Moose clearing out the holes for him. Moose was a member of all three Super Bowl teams.

# 4 – James Washington

Dallas Cowboys safety James Washington

Super Bowl XXVIII, today in 1994Trailing the heavy underdog Bills 13-6 early in the third, #Cowboys safety James Washington returns Thurman Thomas’s second fumble 46 yards to tie the game.Emmitt Smith then rushes 7 times for 61 yards and the winning score on the next drive. https://t.co/uyVWlhmZjC

During his two championship seasons, Washington recorded three postseason interceptions, including two in Super Bowls. He also returned a fumble 46 yards for a touchdown during a Super Bowl victory over the Buffalo Bills.

# 3 – Jay Novacek

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek

CtOctober 6, 1991: Cowboys 20 – Packers 17 • Jay Novacek catches 11 balls for 121 yards and a touchdown. # 90sCowboys https://t.co/LZU58fN5Xu

Novacek played in five postseasons for the Cowboys, accumulating 62 receptions for 645 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He elevated his game in three Super Bowl appearances, combining for 17 receptions for 148 receiving yards and two touchdowns, proving to be a reliable target for Aikman.

# 2 – Ken Norton Jr.

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ken Norton Jr.

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Norton was incredibly important during the Dallas Cowboys’ run through the 1992 NFL playoffs. Across three victories, he recorded an interception and recovered two fumbles, including one that he returned for a touchdown during the Super Bowl against the Buffalo Bills.

# 1 – Alvin Harper

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Alvin Harper

A little throwback for the coming matchup vs the 49ers! Alvin Harper seals the trip to the superbowl 70 beautiful Yards https://t.co/siq9Yio370

While Harper averaged just 34 yards per game during his regular-season career, he nearly doubled that to 66 yards per game during his postseason career. He also recorded four postseason touchdowns, including one in the Super Bowl.

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