Just like you, the Dallas Cowboys was Bill Bates' favorite team growing up. So even though he went undrafted in the 1983 NFL draft, Bates still decided to persevere as an undrafted free agent for the Dallas Cowboys, which eventually earned him a spot on the roster. Bates hard work and efforts led him to become an honored safety and a beloved Cowboys fan favorite. During the 15 consecutive seasons that he played, Bates earned three Super Bowl rings in 1992, 1993 and 1995. Not only did he display his leadership qualities on the field, he showcased them off the field as well. Because of this, he was voted by the fans to win the Bob Lilly Award from 1990-1994. While referring to Bates, Tom Landry once said, “If we had 11 players on the field who played as hard as Bill Bates does and did their homework like he does, we’d be almost impossible to beat." Throughout his career, he amassed nearly 700 tackles, 18 sacks and 14 interceptions. Show your everlasting support for legend Bill Bates with memorabilia from the Official Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop.