Happy Birthday To A Badass!
Not many people own an NFL record that will never be broken.
(The first clip on this video shows Dorsett’s record-setting run on MNF).
Former Dallas Cowboy running back Tony Dorsett is one of those people. His 99-yard touchdown run during a 1983 game against the Minnesota Vikings set the record that can never be broken (unless the NFL extends its playing field beyond the current 100 yards).
Talk about timing and a sense of the dramatic – Dorsett’s 99-yard scamper happened during a nationally televised Monday Night Football game, and is still considered among the most famous plays in NFL history.
So Happy Birthday to Tony D, who was born on this day in 1954.
And so long to Texas Stadium, which is being demolished on Sunday.