Three Former Cowboys Among HOF Finalists
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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Two former Dallas Cowboys players and one former coach made the list of 15 modern-era finalists for the Class of 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Larry Allen, Charles Haley and Bill Parcells are among those selected by the Hall’s Selection Committee from a list of 127 nominees.
Between four and seven new members will be selected for induction on Feb. 2, the day before the Super Bowl, in New Orleans.
Allen, a 10-time Pro Bowl selection, was a fixture at guard with the Cowboys from 1994-2005 and won a Super Bowl with the team in 1996. He was placed on the NFL’s all-decade teams in both the 1990’s and 2000’s. He was inducted into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor in 2011, along with Haley.
Haley spent five seasons with the Cowboys, winning three of his five Super Bowl rings in Dallas. He finished his career with 100.5 sacks with the Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers.
Parcells coached five seasons with the Cowboys from 2003-06, compiling a record of 34-32 with zero playoff wins in two appearances. He had earlier success as the head coach of the New York Giants, winning two Super Bowls in 1987 and 1991. He was also named the AP Coach of the Year in 1986 (Giants) and 1994 (Patriots).
The Cowboys currently have 13 former coaches and players in the Hall of Fame: Bob Lilly, Roger Staubach, Tom Landry, Tex Schramm, Tony Dorsett, Randy White, Mel Renfro, Troy Aikman, Rayfield Wright, Michael Irvin, Bob Hayes, Emmitt Smith and Deion Sanders.
Among the other notable finalists: all-time sacks leader Michael Strahan; defensive tackle Warren Sapp; receivers Cris Carter, Tim Brown and Andre Reed; and owner Art Modell.
A full list of finalists can be found on the HOF website.
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