I've only read through the first page and can see that the thread already goes AT LEAST 3 pages.
I <3 Revis. The player on the field, the player who speaks to the media - classy, the position that he plays. the fact his MERE PRESENCE on OUR team makes us a headliner (along w/a plethora of other things
), and consistently sentenced with "THE Greatest EVER" DEFENDER (or) CORNERBACK (and I grew up watching Darrell Green, Rod Woodson, & PrimeTime) TO PLAY THE GAME.
You realize that this kind of player comes across your team ONCE in a lifetime, and the FACT he was DRAFTED and REPRESENTED your TEAM PROUDLY on the field makes your heart SWELL with pride. Talk all the $hit you want about how the Jets suck......yeah..........
?............... but we got REVIS
All that said, here is a nice summary from Wikipedia (maybe
CLEARLY the world's most reliable fact checker, but MOST DEFINITELY a good sample size-sarcasm
"On October 12, 1989, between the Dallas Cowboys and the Minnesota Vikings.
The Herschel Walker trade, also known as "The Great Train Robbery"
, was the largest player trade in the history of the National Football League. It involved 18 players and draft picks.
Johnson felt the Cowboys were so terrible that only a blockbuster trade could help them
. He briefly considered trading wide receiver Michael Irvin to the Los Angeles Raiders, but Raiders owner Al Davis essentially
talked Johnson out of the trade by saying, "You sure you want to do that? Who is going to catch passes for you?" Johnson felt that Walker was the only remaining bargaining chip they had.
Minnesota Vikings received
RB Herschel Walker
Dallas's 3rd round pick - 1990 (54) (Mike Jones)
San Diego's 5th round pick - 1990 (116) (Reggie Thornton)
Dallas's 10th round pick - 1990 (249) (Pat Newman)
Dallas's 3rd round pick - 1991 (68) (Jake Reed)
Dallas Cowboys received
LB Jesse Solomon
LB David Howard
CB Issiac Holt
RB Darrin Nelson (traded to San Diego after he refused to report to Dallas)
DE Alex Stewart
Minnesota's 1st round pick in 1990 (21) (traded this pick along with pick (81) for pick (17) from Pittsburgh to draft Emmitt Smith)
Minnesota's 2nd round pick in 1990 (47) (Alexander Wright)
Minnesota's 6th round pick in 1990 (158) (traded to New Orleans, who drafted James Williams)
Minnesota's 1st round pick in 1991 (conditional) - (12) (Alvin Harper)
Minnesota's 2nd round pick in 1991 (conditional) - (38) (Dixon Edwards)
Minnesota's 2nd round pick in 1992 (conditional) - (37) (Darren Woodson)
Minnesota's 3rd round pick in 1992 (conditional) - (71) (traded to New England, who drafted Kevin Turner)
Minnesota's 1st round pick in 1993 (conditional) - (13) (traded to Philadelphia Eagles, and then to the Houston Oilers, who drafted Brad Hopkins)
Aftermath and legacy
Dallas ended up with a total of six of Minnesota's picks over the succeeding years, two 1st round and one 2nd round picks were used to draft Emmitt Smith and Darren Woodson, winning multiple Super Bowls
and being voted on to go to the Pro Bowl numerous times also. Jimmy Johnson used the other draft picks to make trades with other teams around the NFL. One of the trades led to obtaining the first overall draft pick in 1991, which was used to draft Russell Maryland. In other words, the trade of Herschel Walker to the Vikings contributed largely to the Cowboys' success in the early 1990s
THAT BEING EXPRESSED, not saying lightning strikes twice because it CAN, BUT I KNOW OPPORTUNITY ONLY