Former Cowboys Running Back Robert Newhouse Dies

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Robert Newhouse, who spent 12 years with the team, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 64. Newhouse’s death is reported to be from a combination of a stroke he suffered back in 2010 and heart disease.¬†

The former Cowboys running back gained over 5,700 yards and scored 36 touchdowns in 12 seasons with the team. His best season came in 1975 when he tallied 930 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Newhouse, who was primarily a fullback during his playing days, threw a touchdown pass against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl X. It still remains one of the lasting memories in the history of the franchise.

According to Newhouse’s son, Rodd, the former NFL player passed away with his wife and four kids by his side at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (via ESPN.com).

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