Many newer Cowboys fans may not have even heard of Don Perkins because he, like Meredith, toiled for Dallas during the 60s. Most of Perkins’ eight-year career was as one of the few bright spots on a perennial league doormat.
Perkins did enjoy the success of the late 60s in his final three years, and while Perkins never cracked the 1,000 yard mark in any season, he was pretty dependable.
After eight years, Perkins finished with 6,217 yards on 1,500 carries and 42 touchdowns. But Perkins was not much of a threat as a receiver out of the backfield, and Calvin Hill’s arrival in Dallas marked the end of the line for Perkins.