Dallas "Dally" Winston was a character in the popular young adult novel The Outsiders. In the book and movie, he was part of a large gang called the Greasers.
Dallas "Dally" Winston is the most 'hoodlike' of the gang. He spent his early life in New York, where he was jailed at age 10 and learned to toughen up. He would often be jailed, but usually if he talked about it, it would be to brag. It is said that the only thing Dallas ever did honestly would be racing horses, and that he worked very hard to win and was a talented jockey. After his friend and fellow greaser Johnny Cade's death, he was grief-stricken and devastated. He became depressed.