Don Perkins Dallas Cowboy football cards

Don Perkins
Don Perkins, RB from the University of New Mexico, was selected by the Baltimore Colts in the 9th round of the 1960 NFL Draft but the Dallas Cowboys had already signed Perkins to a personal services contract. The Colts got compensatory picks but the Cowboys got Perkins. Don Perkins quickly become the Cowboys number 1 Running Back in an offense that shuffled a lot of backs in and out of the game. Don was named the NFL rookie of the Year in 1961 with 815 yards rushing. He made his first Pro Bowl in 1962 with 945 yards rushing. Don was named to the Pro Bowl 6 times and was the Cowboys career leading rusher with over 6,000 yards when he retired before the 1969 season. Don is 3rd on the Cowboys all time list for 100 yard games and is tied for 2nd for leading the team in rushing for 4 consecutive seasons. Don retired from Pro Football after the 1968 season having played for 8 years. He rushed for 6,217 yards on 1500 carries and 42 touchdowns. He also caught 146 passes for 1,310 yards and 3 touchdowns. Don Perkins was enshrined in the Cowboys Ring of Honor along with his Quarterback, Don Meredith, in 1976.
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Member of the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
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