30 years ago today, the 1989 NFL Draft took place in New York. The Dallas Cowboys selected Troy Aikman with the first overall pick. Other Cowboys Picks from this 1989 NFL Draft: Daryl “Moose” Johnston taken in the 2nd Round, Mark Stepnoski in the 3rd Round and Tony Tolbert taken in the 4th Round. Dallas was 1-15 in 1989 and they could of had the number #1 overall pick in the draft for the second consecutive year by virtue of their league-worst 1-15 record. However, the Cowboys forfeited their 1990 first-round pick by selecting Miami QB Steve Walsh in the NFL’s supplemental draft. Aikman won the QB battle with Walsh in the pre-season. Walsh was traded to the New Orleans Saints three games into the 1990 season for first, second and third round picks in the 1991 NFL Draft.
April 23rd, 1989: The @dallascowboys selected @uclafootball QB @troyaikman with the first overall pick in the @nfl Draft. This one comes from the Collectable archives: a 1989 Score #270 Troy Aikman rookie card! (Sold For: $2,709.00) @memlaneinc
ON THIS DAY: Today marks 30 Years Since The 1989 #nfldraft took place (April 23, 1989) and gave the NFL the BEST top 5 in league history. 4 of the first 5 players selected that year are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame: CB #deionsanders, QB #troyaikman, LB #derrickthomas & RB #barry Sanders (OT #tonymandarich is not a HOFamer) These 4 players are twice as many Hall of Famers from the top 5 of any other NFL draft all-time. 1. Troy Aikman: 3-time Super Bowl champion has the most wins by a starting QB in Cowboys history 2. Tony Mandarich: Started 63 games over 6 NFL seasons, 0 career Pro Bowls 3. Barry Sanders: 3rd-most rush yards in NFL history, 1997 AP MVP and 6-time 1st-Team All-Pro 4. Derrick Thomas: 126.5 career sacks, most in Chiefs history, 9-time Pro Bowler 5. Deion Sanders: 2-time Super Bowl champion, scored TD in 5 different ways (Int, Fumble, Punt return, Kick return, Receiving), 6-time 1st-Team All-Pro #espn#sports#flashback#entertainment#football#history