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Everson Walls 24

CORNERBACK

1981-1989

Pro scouts thought Everson Walls ("Cubby") was too slow for the National Football League after he ran the 40-yard dash in a disappointing 4.72 seconds during workouts. Eventually, Everson's hometown Cowboys signed him as an undrafted free agent. Although he was being targeted by opposing quarterbacks who were throwing away from more experienced players, Everson made an immediate impact by leading the league in interceptions as a backup, until he was named the starter in the fifth game of the season and finished with a league leading 11 interceptions. 

 

Coached by the legendary Tom Landry, he received a Pro Bowl invitation as a rookie for his contributions. Walls received Pro Bowl honors four times (1981, 1982, 1983 and 1985). During this period of time Walls was one of the most feared cover cornerbacks in the league; eventually, quarterbacks were forced to stop throwing the ball to his side. He led the Cowboys in interceptions five seasons, tied with Terrence Newman for leading the most seasons in franchise history. Show your appreciation for Everson Walls with collectibles, photographs and more here at the Drew Pearson's Cowboys Legends Pro Shop.

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