Lifelong Packers fan here and I’d say that the Hadl trade crippled us a whole helluva lot more than the Walker trade hindered the Vikes. 100 WORST TEAMS OF ALL TIME: Could Dolphins, Redskins join most hopeless in history? Each draft pick would be assigned a point value based on that data. “I just outright told him that this was what we wanted to do and in the best interest. "There was no angst. The Rams used those picks to maintain their dominance of the NFC West in the 1970s (the team won seven consecutive division titles from 1973-79). That was a HUGE blunder as in a $100 million dollar blunder, and one could argue that trade was worse than RGIII. October 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm Yeah, for 25 long, terrible years the Packers were as miserable as your Vikings have been for their entire existence. Three days later, he’d explode for 148 yards on only 18 carries and one lost shoe in his debut, a 26-14 win over the Packers. "Tex looked at me and said, 'Geez, you traded with [Raiders owner] Al Davis. Jones on Feb. 25, 1989, paid $70 million for the franchise, $70 million for Texas Stadium's leasing rights and $30 million in overdue bills. The Cowboys were going through a complete overhaul under new owner Jerry Jones and looking for draft picks that head coach and savvy talent evaluator Jimmy Johnson could put to use. 100 GREATEST TEAMS OF ALL TIME: Which squad is best in league history? Richardson averaged just 2.9 yards a carry in 2013 for the Colts, who still managed to win the division and prevail in an epic playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. ". Not the owner. That right, With Jimmy Johnson’s Cowboys they won 3 SB, with Jerry Jones It was a seismic event that tipped the balance of power in the NFL at the time. In the three seasons since moving from Baltimore to Indianapolis, the Colts finished 4-12, 5-11 and 3-13. Saturday, Oct. 12 marks the 30th anniversary of the biggest trade to take place during the NFL regular season in the league's 100-season history. With the Oct. 17 trade deadline looming, it seemed the vaunted Cowboys franchise had careened into a ditch - with the J.J. Soon, variations of the chart would be used league wide and still are today, but for several years it was the Cowboys' secret weapon as they multiplied assets - including those gained in the Walker trade. At the time of the trade, the Bills had a busy backfield, with Lynch, Fred Jackson and C.J. That was the high-water mark. Don’t blame Herschel Walker. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Another trade that may have been a bigger steal for Dallas was the trade for Hall of Famer pass rusher Charles Haley. When we were working, it didn't make any difference who was on the phone or what. At the time of the trade, Hadl had completed 46% of his passes for 5 TDs and 6 interceptions. ========================== Sam Bradford.. Is there any player today who could commend that much in a trade? Lost in the “Great Train Robbery” is that Dallas gave MN 3 draft picks of its own in addition to Herschel. Walker's "severance package" reportedly included $1.25 million in cash, a home in Minnesota, a Mercedes-Benz, clothes - more than doubling the value of Walker's $1 million salary. That was a terrible run organization for 25 years. Sure enough, those conditions were met, and Dallas had eight (!!) And yet people say Don Coryell should be enshrined before Jimmy J. 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I remember a young Adam Vinateri chasing down Walker on a kick return. The Lions have one playoff win since beating the Browns in the 1957 NFL Championship Game. knew what he was doing and the other has been a pretender. : NFL 100 GREATEST GAME CHANGERS on NFL Network The Minnesota Vikings were 2-2 on Oct. 12, 1989, when they announced a trade with the Dallas Cowboys that stunned NFL observers. By 2015, Richardson was no longer playing the NFL. RELATED: The Minnesota Vikings Have a Huge Problem on Their Hands. In theory, putting Richardson into the same backfield as Andrew Luck should have been a boon for the Colts, who were re-emerging as a force in the AFC behind their young, talented quarterback. 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When the Los Angeles Raiders dump trucked the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl XVIII, it was the cornerback tandem of Haynes and Lester Hayes that was vital to shutting down an offense that had scored a record number of points in the 1983 season. Here we count down the greatest trades executed during the regular season. Sitting at 3-3 at the time of the trade, the Colts went 6-3 after Dickerson's arrival and reached the playoffs for the first time since 1977. Must be something in the gene pool up there. The Herschel Walker trade, also known as "The Great Train Robbery", was the largest player trade in the history of the National Football League. That idiot and this move sent the team back 4 years.The Vikings have had 3 terrible owners Max Winters, Mike Lynn & Red McCombs and they made moves that prevented the Vikings from winning games. However, the Browns being the Browns, they couldn't take advantage of that extra first-rounder. Everyone hating on my Saints for the Ricky Williams sure forgot that we may have given up two firsts and a few mid and late round picks for him but we sure did get two first round picks back for him. What mattered was that the Cowboys reaped the likes of Emmitt Smith, Russell Maryland, Darren Woodson and Kevin Smith. If Mike Lynn had been on the right side of the Herschel Walker trade, no one would have cared how much money the Minnesota Vikings general manager made. By the time the Cowboys started their run of winning three Super Bowls in four seasons, Walker was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Players and picks were packaged in trades, resulting in fuzzy-math estimates that place Dallas' eventual Walker trade haul at 16 to 18 players. Less than two years after Branch was the MVP in the Patriots' win over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX, he was traded to Seattle after waging a holdout in training camp and the preseason. . "So Mike called and said, 'You've got me over a barrel, what can I do?'" The packers might have had a couple more SB titles in the 90’s without this trade. So in essence it cost us a few mid and late round picks to have him for a few years. Norseman says: October 12, 2019 at 9:26 pm That debt, Jones says, included a combined $10 million in NFL pension fund payments and the upfront cash requirement to guarantee Walker's five-year, $5 million contract - never mind that Walker was entering the contract's fourth year. By then, the Cowboys had laid the foundation — thanks to all those extra picks — for the team that would make it to the playoffs in 1991 (Minnesota did not), and that would win the Super Bowl to cap the 1992, 1993, and 1995 seasons.

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