Dean COX


Age: 38yr 0mth Games: 290 Born: Aug 01, 2020
Height: 203cm Weight: 104kg Position: RUC
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   Turns 33 this year but showing no signs of dramatic decline. Has lost 5kg over summer and looked sharp in the pre-season. His ability to play like a giant ruck rover and push forward and kick a goal is an invaluable weapon. If Naitanui is absent early in the year Cox becomes the side’s most important player.

2014 NAB Cup:   No rest for the veteran. Suited up in two of the three games and did enough to hit the ground at full speed.

2014 Season

Played for : West Coast

1 WB Great first half (13 disp) and while he tired it was a great first-up performance. 6
2 Melb Rucked well but didn’t have a great influence around the ground. 5
3 StK Worked solidly and finished strongly to cap it off with the final goal. 6
4 Geel Record breaking game won’t be one he will want to remember. Tried hard. 5
5 Port Spent time in the ruck and attack. Didn’t have the impact required. 4
6 Carl Rucked well and took a towering mark when it really mattered. 7
7 Frem Worked hard but looked spent by the third quarter chasing Sandilands. 4
8 GWS Back to his best in the ruck opposed to Giles and Phillips. Huge third term. 8
10 Coll 11 hit-outs to advantage, two goals and three inside-50s a handy return. 7
11 NM Serviceable game without making a decisive difference. 5
12 Haw Failed to make the most of the experience advantage. 4
13   Rested.  
14   Rested.  
15 Frem Started forward and was OK early but like teammates disappeared in middle part. 5
16 Syd Dominated the ruck in return to No. 1 role. Back in form after a few leans weeks. 7
17   Soreness.  
18 Rich Vickery roundhouse knocked him senseless; subbed out late in second term. 2
19   Concussion.  
20 Coll Crowd celebrated his third-term goal like it was a Grand Final. Fine game. 7
21 Ess Workmanlike in ruck. 5
22 Melb Started on bench then went forward. Shared ruck with Lycett and was solid. 6
23   Soreness.  

2013 Season

Played for : West Coast

1 Frem Got the better of Griffin in the ruck duels but not his usual impact around the ground. 5
2 Haw Big bloke rucked most of day and won most taps. Didn’t make impact when forward. 6
3 Melb Ran Jamar ragged and capped off a fine afternoon with 3.1 and midfield numbers. 8
4 Carl Only six disposals in opening two quarters but did lift – 10 hit-outs to advantage. 5
5 Port Most dominant big man on the ground with 27 hit-outs and three clearances. 8
6 WB Dictated terms early and only slowed by a knee to the head. 7
7 Bris Recovered from a horrific fall to play out the game. Sore and sorry but let Naitanui rest. 6
8 NM Spent time forward with Naitanui back. Kicked a goal and was a presence throughout. 6
9 GWS A typically strong performance in the ruck and up forward. 6
10 Rich Good in ruck but not as prominent around ground. 5
11 StK In the last one and a half quarters came into his own. Big factor in final result. 7
13 Haw Tried his guts out but doesn’t have same impact he once did. 6
14 Ess Powerful game and at times looked like taking absolute control. 7
15 Adel Not his typical game around the ground but still won 19 hit-outs. 6
16 Frem Solid but didn’t have his usual major impact. 5
17 Syd Lively early but non-existent after the first quarter. 3
18 WB Eight hit-outs to advantage but didn’t hurt the Dogs too often around the ground. 6
19 GCS Dominated tap-outs and maximised his experience against younger opponents. 7
20 Ess Wore down Ryder to have a greater influence the longer the game went. 7
21 Geel Won ruck taps and good in first half before fading as game wore on. 6
22 Coll Rotated ruck/forward but another quiet one. Looked really sluggish at times. 4
23 Adel One eagle who was switched on and did everything in his power to win 7

2012 Season

Played for : West Coast

1 WB Whether forward or back his hand to the ball resulted in something. 6
2 Melb Provided headaches close to goal and rucked well. 6
3 GWS Started forward then pushed into the ruck. 14 hit-outs and a goal. 5
4 Haw Good without being great. Won ruck taps and had 17 touches. 6
5 Rich Kicked one goal and took seven marks playing mostly up forward. 6
6 NM Dominated the ruck, won the footy and kicked a goal. 8
7 Ess Kept toiling superbly and was clearly the Eagles’ best. 8
8 StK Best on ground. Kicked five goals and dominated the ruck. 9
9 Frem Rucked well but wasn’t a dominant figure. 6
10 Bris Massive 31 hit-outs and two goals. A few more marks would have helped. 6
12 Carl Read it well. Took a back seat to his younger ruck partner Naitanui. 5
13 Coll No influence early around ground and not an influence until last quarter. 3
14 GCS Controlled the ruck, kicked two goals and had 19 possessions. 7
15 NM Classic big man’s game marking in attack and around ground. Matchwinner. 9
16 Syd Unable to take control of the game the way he normally does. 5
17 Adel Won 27 hit-outs but failed to impose himself in the forward half. 6
18 Bris Kicked two goals and rucked well. Fought back from an injury too. 6
19 Frem Just nine possessions in a strangely quiet game. 5
20 Geel Enormous. Three first-half goals were critical and dominated the ruck. 8
21 Port Won 24 hitouts but his work around the ground was special. 8
22 Coll Terrific in the ruck, kicked a goal and gave the team first use. 6
23 Haw Looked his age at times. Long season starting to takes its toll? 4
EF NM Did as he pleased for a lot of the day and instrumental in the victory. 7
SF Coll Exhausted by the end, and Jolly took the honours. 6