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Former Cowboys running back Robert Newhouse dead at 64
Star-Telegram.com ^ | Posted Wednesday, Jul. 23, 2014 | By Clarence E. Hill Jr.

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 Landry’s 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

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Sports
KEYWORDS: robertnewhouse

1 posted on 07/23/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: BlueDragon

From the “old days”.... RIP Mr. Newhouse


2 posted on 07/23/2014 8:54:49 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: BlueDragon

Sounds like he was a real mess health wise.

RIP


3 posted on 07/23/2014 8:56:13 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Sorry to hear this-—he was one of the best………..and 64 if just too darned young!


4 posted on 07/23/2014 8:58:16 AM PDT by basil (Sorry to hear this)
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To: headstamp 2

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.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 8:59:48 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: BlueDragon; Bender2; dfwgator
Rest in peace Robert Newhouse.


6 posted on 07/23/2014 9:00:26 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: basil

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


7 posted on 07/23/2014 9:00:32 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: VA_Gentleman

I make it a point to never think good thoughts about a Cowboy. Just this one time, I’ll make an exception.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 9:02:12 AM PDT by steve8714 (Islam is militant. Atheism is militant. Where is my Catholic Church?)
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To: BlueDragon

RIP...gone too soon from the days of the Cowboys as “America’s Team” with Coach Landry.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 9:03:07 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: BlueDragon

Rest in peace Mr. Newhouse. You were a good competitor.

10 posted on 07/23/2014 9:06:04 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Liberty Valance

Yet another reminder of how old we’re all getting.

RIP Robert.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 9:06:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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 -

12 posted on 07/23/2014 9:09:40 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Newhouse was a part of the Cowboys for so long, unheard of with today’s Free Agency.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 9:11:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: VA_Gentleman

I remember that it was said his waist size was 34 and each of his thighs were 34 inches too!


14 posted on 07/23/2014 9:14:55 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: VA_Gentleman

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


15 posted on 07/23/2014 9:15:05 AM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: shotgun

I don’t know how you could even tackle him.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 9:15:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Yeah a more compact version of Earl Campbell!


17 posted on 07/23/2014 9:17:47 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: dfwgator

As was said when he played; “It’s like trying to tackle a bowling ball.”


18 posted on 07/23/2014 9:18:48 AM PDT by 728b (Never cry over something that can not cry over you.)
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To: 728b
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."

19 posted on 07/23/2014 9:20:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Liberty Valance
First, I saw Newhouse when he was at U Houston, and in college he was darn near unstoppable.

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.

20 posted on 07/23/2014 9:24:01 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: LS
Butch Johnson diving catch (that, under replay, I think would have been disallowed.).

Today it would have been disallowed because he didn't complete the process...but I think according to the rules back then, it was a good catch.

21 posted on 07/23/2014 9:25:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BlueDragon

Robert Newhouse is one of the reasons I became a Cowboys fan as a kid. He was the closest thing to Larry Czonka I ever saw.

RIP Human Bowling Ball.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 9:38:52 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: dfwgator
Yet another reminder of how old we’re all getting.
Yeah, James Garner's passing last week really floored me.
And I still can't figure why I see my grandfather's face in the mirror each morning.
23 posted on 07/23/2014 9:42:03 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: BlueDragon

My father and I had season tickets from 1969 to 1982. It was an honor to have seen so many of the greats play in person. Always enjoyed watching Newhouse get the ball. Class act. RIP.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 10:00:10 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: oh8eleven
And I still can't figure why I see my grandfather's face in the mirror each morning.

Ha!!!

I see my dad..!!

25 posted on 07/23/2014 10:05:06 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: mgstarr; V_TWIN; MarineBrat

Those were some good years for that team. They had others too, but you got to see Dandy Don, Bob Hayes, Bob Lily...etc, back in the Cotton Bowl days (Big Tex says Howdy (when his shirt is not on fire) then Staubach in Texas Stadium when that venue was brand new. I could be jealous, but prefer to be glad you were able to enjoy that.

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I always liked Newhouse. What got to me though, prompting me to post this article here, was this;

"Robert Newhouse was a great teammate and friend. Loved that man. I knew House was sick and going through a tough time, but just like he did running the football, I knew it was going to be hard to let his condition bring him down," former Cowboys great Drew Pearson said in a text to the "He fought a good fight. Just what I would expect from one of the toughest Dallas Cowboys and individuals ever.

“What's ironic is that House had a heart of gold, do anything for anyone, and it was a failing heart that finally brought the great #44 down. Sad day."

I do hope and pray that God will take "House" to Himself and keep him there forever.

26 posted on 07/23/2014 10:30:21 AM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: Liberty Valance

RIP ‘The House’ He was special—


27 posted on 07/23/2014 10:30:45 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Bender2

I knew Robert when he worked for a time-sharing computer time vendor during the off-season. He was a smart, nice guy. RIP


28 posted on 07/23/2014 11:22:27 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: BlueDragon

One thing I notice is that there were special bonds between teammates that lasted even after their football years. I doubt there is nearly as much of that today.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 11:24:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
I was wondering along those lines too.

The culture has changed for the worse. But I'm fairly sure there some decent guys left, even in pro football.

30 posted on 07/23/2014 11:54:55 AM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: BlueDragon

I also recall the touching story of Everson Walls donating a kidney to Ron Springs.


31 posted on 07/23/2014 12:02:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I forgot all about that one.

Then, it's like they both got robbed, due to a later medical mistake;

At that last above link, there was link to fuller comments by Pearson in regard to Mr. Newhouse;

and a great photo of Newhouse in action. I remember that guy.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 12:47:27 PM PDT by BlueDragon
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To: BlueDragon

That guy was a Human Tank. RIP.


33 posted on 07/23/2014 3:05:28 PM PDT by navyguy (The National Reset Button is pushed with the trigger finger.)
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To: BlueDragon

Oh Lord, the Cotton Bowl.

In 1977-1978 I was a Boy Scout who worked as an usher in the Cotton Bowl for Dallas games. What a place and what a time. I even met one of the Baptist Pastors who used to do Saturday Services for the Cowboys so they wouldn’t miss a church service because of Sunday games.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 3:10:27 PM PDT by wbarmy (I chose to be a sheepdog once I saw what happens to the sheep.)
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To: BlueDragon

RIP.


35 posted on 07/23/2014 6:39:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: V_TWIN
RIP Human Bowling Ball.

That was Don Nottingham's nickname, while he played for the Dolphins.

36 posted on 07/23/2014 6:41:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Then Wiki is incorrect:

Professional career: Newhouse was drafted in the second round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

Although he wasn’t very big, he played bigger than his size. Newhouse was built very low to the ground and had enormous leg strength. He thrived on second effort, picking up the nicknames The House and The Human Bowling Ball.


37 posted on 07/24/2014 3:46:11 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: BlueDragon

That is a great shot of 44. Football in the mud. LOVE IT!

(My last HS football game was a mudder, a gawd awful mess. We loved it - - both teams. Even the refs were laughing at some of the plays. It was FUN.)


38 posted on 07/24/2014 3:56:52 AM PDT by Loud Mime (arguetheconstitution.com See if the video makes sense to you.)
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