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Bob Lily 74

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

1961-1974

The Dallas Cowboys selected Bob Lilly, the first draft choice in franchise history. Lilly began his career as a defensive end in 1961, but midway though the 1963 season Cowboys coach Tom Landry moved him to defensive tackle. Lilly made the adjustment becoming the main man in Dallas's vaunted "Doomsday Defense". As a tackle, Lilly was a first-team All-NFL choice every year from 1964 through 1969, then again in 1971. In 1970, the Cowboys finally made the Super Bowl, against the Baltimore Colts, only to lose the game, 16-13, on a field goal in the final nine seconds. However, in 1971 he and the rest of the Cowboys convincingly won Super Bowl VI over the Miami Dolphins, 24-3. His 29-yard sack of Dolphin quarterback Bob Griese (an NFL Record) is one of the most memorable plays in Super Bowl defensive history. Lilly was named an All-Pro seven times, and was selected to play in 11 Pro Bowl games. Show your appreciation for Bob Lily with collectibles, photographs and more here at the Drew Pearson's Cowboys Legends Pro Shop.

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