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Green Covers Cowboys Cousin, Circa 1986

Posted by Brian Tinsman on February 15, 2012 – 4:23 pm

Continuing the coverage of Redskins great Darrell Green on his 52nd birthday, I ran across an article on Green in the Nov. 1995 issue of Sports Illustrated.

It turns out that in the Oct. 12, 1986 game, Green had the responsibility of covering his cousin, Mike Sherrard, a rookie wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys.

As of kickoff, the two had never met, and weren’t even really sure that they were related. ¬†But as Seth Davis writes in his SI article, it was Green who broke the ice while the teams switched sides after the first quarter: Read more »


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