Former Super Bowl Champion Compares Dallas Cowboys to Legendary ‘Showtime Lakers’

Published 12/29/2021, 3:43 AM EST


Former NFL Super Bowl champion Everson Walls heaped high praise on the Dallas Cowboys defense during his appearance on the ‘105.3 The Fan show’. While speaking on Cowboys CB Trevon Diggs and his potential to break his franchise interception stat, Walls compares the Cowboys’ defensive breakaway with the ‘Showtime’ Lakers.

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Nov 25, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) runs the ball against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs (7) in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Walls talked about the similarity between the two due to their fast-paced style and the presence of vibrant young players. He mentioned how their single-minded attempts to get the football up the pitch reminded him of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers lineup. The 1980s Lakers basketball team comprised Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, who were famous for their run and gun style of play.

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“The front seven is amazing and they’re bringing so much heat. I told someone on the podcast: it’s like- they’re like the Lakers Showtime. Everyone is all about speed and once someone gets their hands on the ball, it’s a fastbreak and they’re tryijg to take it to the house.”

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Everson, while speaking on the podcast, also compared his team of 1981 and the current Dallas roster. He pointed out that though his team had a lot of ‘greatness’, they weren’t as energetic or enthusiastic as the current squad. He also spoke about a sense of inevitability in their play that teams in the NFL can’t stop even if they see it coming.

Walls, a Super Bowl winner with the Giants, really was quite impressed with the Cowboys and how they have elevated their game. He also has confidence in CB Diggs to eclipse his record of INTs in the remaining games of the regular season.

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Oct 3, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Jaylon Smith (9) and cornerback Anthony Brown (30) celebrates during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas has been the team in the NFC East and holds the 6th spot in the ESPN Power Rankings, behind some of the best teams in the NFL. They really have a Defensive Player of the Year duel going on between Trevon Diggs and Micah Parsons with both key contributors to their success.

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These high endorsements from legends such as Everson Walls can become the fuel the Cowboys need in the postseason. The Cowboys currently sit on top of the NFC East with an 11-4 record. All the signs point towards their long-awaited return for a Super Bowl appearance in front of their die-hard fans.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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