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Former Dallas Cowboys Fullback Robert Newhouse Dies

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Sad news to report as former Dallas Cowboys fullback, Robert Newhouse has passed away at the age of 64, according to Fox Sports.

Newhouse, a Texas native, was well known for powerful thighs and even more powerful play on the football field, blocking for the great Tony Dorsett. He also helped propel the Dallas Cowboys to a Super Bowl XII win over the Denver Broncos with a halfback pass to Golden Richards in the closing minutes of the game. (footage below)

“The thing I remember most is for that halfback option play we ran against Denver,” former Cowboys player personnel director Gil Brandt said. “We ran it going left, and it’s a lot harder to go left than right. During the week they must’ve practiced the play 10 times, and he never completed it. And that was going right. Here it is going left, and he completed it.” [Fox Sports]

According to the report, Newhouse, who played 12 seasons for ‘America’s Team’, died while surrounded by his wife, family and friends. He had been battling health problems since a stroke in 2010, and he was a victim of heart disease.

RIP Robert Newhouse

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