About Garry “G” Cobb

 

Garry Cobb is a classic case of a former NFL star who transitioned successfully to a radio and television career. Garry played linebacker in the National Football League for 11 years. He spent six seasons with the Detroit Lions, where he was a team captain for three years and led them to the playoffs in two of those years. Garry then played three years along side Hall-Of-Famer Reggie White as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. He finished his career with two years in Dallas playing for head coaches Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson. Some of Garry’s teammates in Dallas were Hall-Of-Famers Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin.

As an outside linebacker in Buddy Ryan’s vaunted 46 Defense, Garry had his best day as a pro when he registered four sacks, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in a single game against the Atlanta Falcons and was named the¬†Sports Illustrated¬†NFL Defensive Player Of The Week. He held the Eagles single-game sack record until Clyde Simmons surpassed him with a four 1/2-sack game. Garry was traded by the Lions to the Eagles in 1985 for one of the Birds All-Time greats Wilbert Montgomery.


Cobb played on some outstanding defenses while playing for the Lions. He led NFL linebackers in interceptions with five during one of his years in Detroit.

Garry also led the Cowboys with 7 1/2 sacks during one of his two seasons in Dallas.

After his football career, Garry became a popular sports radio talk show host on SportsRadio 610-WIP in 1991. He became known as G. Cobb and has developed quite a following among sports fans and especially Eagles fans in the area. In addition, Garry was a sports anchor and reporter on CBS-3 television in Philadelphia for eight years.

Now he does pre-game and post-game analysis on Fox 29, runs this website and is a proud grandfather of four.

 

 

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