According to a report by Tim MacMahon of the Dallas Morning News, there will be no new inductee into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in the upcoming season.
Some fans have openly wondered whether some of the traditions of our former stadium would continue in the new Cowboys Stadium and according to Jerry Jones, the Ring of Honor will continue on.
At a ceremony in which 12 oak trees were transplanted from Texas Stadium in Irving to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Jones said there will not be a Ring of Honor ceremony this year.
“But it will be every bit as emphasized in the new stadium as it was at Texas Stadium,” Jones said.
The Cowboys have not inducted any players into the Ring of Honor since the Triplets – Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith – were added on Sept. 19, 2005. Here are the current members…
|No.||Name||Date of Induction|
|74||Bob Lilly||Nov. 23, 1975|
|17||Don Meredith||Nov. 7,1976|
|43||Don Perkins||Nov. 7, 1976|
|54||Chuck Howley||Oct. 30, 1977|
|20||Mel Renfro||Oct. 25, 1981|
|12||Roger Staubach||Oct. 9, 1983|
|55||Lee Roy Jordan||Oct. 29, 1989|
|HC||Tom Landry||Nov. 7, 1993|
|33||Tony Dorsett||Oct. 9, 1994|
|54||Randy White||Oct. 9, 1994|
|22||Bob Hayes||Sept. 23, 2001|
|GM||Tex Schramm||Oct. 12, 2003|
|43||Cliff Harris||Oct. 10, 2004|
|70||Rayfield Wright||Oct. 10, 2004|
|8||Troy Aikman||Sept. 19, 2005|
|88||Michael Irvin||Sept. 19, 2005|
|22||Emmitt Smith||Sept. 19, 2005|
I thought it would be a nice gesture to open the new stadium with a grand ceremony honoring the latest inductee and at the same time christening the stadium with some of our former glory. But I guess we will have to wait it out at least another year.
Too bad… There are so many former Cowboys who really deserve to be honored and I was hoping to see one of them get in this year.
In other stadium news, the Cowboys have yet to pick a place for the Tom Landry statue at the new stadium but it will be done before the season begins according to team officials.
Memo to Jerry Jones: GIT-R-DONE!