Skip to comments.Former Cowboys running back Robert Newhouse dead at 64
Posted on 07/23/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT by BlueDragon
Former Dallas Cowboys fullback Robert Newhouse, who will be remembered most for throwing a touchdown pass to Golden Richards while running to his left in Super Bowl XII on one of Tom Landrys famous trick plays, died Tuesday night. He was 64.
Newhouse battled health issues since suffering a stroke in 2010.
He spent much of the past year at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., hoping to get a heart transplant.
Newhouse never got strong enough for the transplant before succumbing to heart disease at the Mayo Clinic, his son Rodd Newhouse confirmed Tuesday night.
Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/07/22/5988448/former-cowboys-running-back-robert.html#storylink=cpy
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From the “old days”.... RIP Mr. Newhouse
Sounds like he was a real mess health wise.
Sorry to hear this-—he was one of the best ..and 64 if just too darned young!
There was a rumor that he had to get custom-sized uniform pants because his thighs were bigger than the biggest lineman’s pants.
RIP Robert. You paved the way for Tony Dorsett for quite a number of years.
Isn’t it though? Especially when you think at one time he was in top physical shape in the NFL - hard to imagine someone having heart problems when you remember them as athletes
I make it a point to never think good thoughts about a Cowboy. Just this one time, I’ll make an exception.
RIP...gone too soon from the days of the Cowboys as “America’s Team” with Coach Landry.
Rest in peace Mr. Newhouse. You were a good competitor.
Yet another reminder of how old we’re all getting.
Despite the effort of Denver defensive back Steve Foley (43), wide receiver Golden Richards of Dallas hauls down a touchdown pass from Robert Newhouse in Super Bowl XII -
Newhouse was a part of the Cowboys for so long, unheard of with today’s Free Agency.
I remember that it was said his waist size was 34 and each of his thighs were 34 inches too!
no rumor...his pants were always custom fitted as his thighs were bigger than his waist
RIP Mr Newhouse...it was an honor to watch you work
I don’t know how you could even tackle him.
Yeah a more compact version of Earl Campbell!
As was said when he played; “It’s like trying to tackle a bowling ball.”
I thought that was Don Nottingham, "The Human Bowling Ball."
With the Cowboys, it was too bad that he never was a true blocking fullback, and therefore even with Dorsett, the backfield was never quite as good as the one with Moose Johnston and Emmitt Smith.
On the famous pass play, the Broncos knew the play was coming. Newhouse had a bad habit of not putting in his mouthpiece on passing plays, and, second, he NEVER ran sweeps. So when he got the ball on a sweep without his mouthpiece in, the Broncos immediately knew it was a pass. Richards made an excellent catch---the second superb TD catch that day after the Butch Johnson diving catch (that, under replay, I think would have been disallowed.).
Anyway, thanks Robert Newhouse for countless hours of entertainment as an excellent Cowboy player.