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We stomped the soc. We beat them. Chased them outta our territory.
— Dallas to Johnny Cade in the hospital in The Outsiders, page 148
Dallas "Dally" Winston
Dallas Winston
Gang Greasers
Born November 9[1]
Fate Deceased (shot by police)
Family Members Unnamed mother, unnamed father
Friends Ponyboy Curtis, Sodapop Curtis, Johnny Cade, Two-Bit Mathews, Steve Randle
Enemies Tim Shepard
Relationships none
Portrayed By Matt Dillon

Physical Appearance Edit

In the books, Dallas Winston is said to have an elfish face with high cheekbones, a pointed chin, small, sharp animal teeth, and ears like a lynx. Dally didn't like haircuts nor hair oil so his almost white-blond hair fell over his forehead in wisps. He had blazing blue eyes which Pony describes as "cold with all the hatred in the world." However, in the movie, Dally has brown hair and eyes.


Dallas was hardened from a tough upbringing. He spent three years on the wild side of New York and was arrested at the young age of ten. Pony describes him as bitter due to the Socs being let off easy on several occasions. He's a really tuff hood.


Dally is a tough guy who hangs out with Johnny and Ponyboy. In the first chapter, [after they go to the movie,] he attempts to flirt with Cherry. He promptly gets a drink thrown at him, and leaves. He then later appears after Johnny killed Bob; he was at the club in the bedroom trying to get some sleep. He gives the boys a gun and tells them to hop on a train to Windrixville and hide in the old church. The church was almost inhospitable; however, it was far away [helps them from being caught by the police,] and it also had water at their disposal. Later, Dally comes back a few days later after they been hiding and gives Ponyboy a note [from Sodapop,] and treats Ponyboy and Johnny to a fast food place. When they return to the church, they find it on fire with seven trapped kids, who were on a field trip with their class, inside. Ponyboy and Johnny help save the kids and Dally later helps them but then hits Ponyboy hard enough to make him fall. We later find out he did that because Ponyboy was on fire. Later, Ponyboy and Two-Bit visit Dally in the hospital because he had received a few minor burns due to the church fire. Dally was maddened that he had to miss the rumble and tell them to "do it for Johnny". He later convinces the nurse with Two-Bit's switchblade to let him leave and soon joins the Greasers at the rumble [fight]. After the Greasers won, he said that they should get to the hospital, to visit the severely injured Johnny. On their way there, they get pulled over by a cop; however, Dally made a quick lie, saying that Ponyboy fell off his motorcycle. The police escort to the hospital. There they tell Johnny they won and a few seconds later Johnny dies of his severe injuries and burns. Dally, overcome with grief, runs out, robs a convenience store with an gun that is not loaded. Then, he asks Darry and the gang to help him hide. As the gang arrives, they see Dally pointing his unloaded gun towards the officers. They finally see Dally being shot to death by a policemen who was unaware of the gun being empty. Dallas Winston dies, almost instantly. He might not have died a hero's death, but he will be remembered as one. His last words were "Pony...."

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