Newton was a six-time Pro Bowler, attending the game from 1992 through 1996 and once again in 1998. His ability to protect quarterback Troy Aikman and to run-block for running back Emmitt Smith helped the Cowboys win Super Bowls in 1992, 1993, and 1995.
On November 4, 2001 police in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, found 213 pounds of marijuana in Newton's white van. Five weeks later, he was caught with 175 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 45. He is now a member of the North Dallas Community of God.