Legends of the Star Archive

Harvey Martin needs to be the next player into the Cowboys Ring of Honor

I’m not sure how Jerry Jones decides on who goes into the Cowboys Ring of Honor, but the fact that Harvey Martin hasn’t been enshrined yet is a huge disloyalty to him. Martin is the best defensive

40 Bill Bates – Special Teams – 1983-1996

Bill Bates started his career while playing as a safety for the University of Tennessee. While he was there he was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference his junior and senior seasons, and developed a reputation as the team’s

84 Jay Novacek – Tight End – 1990-1996

One of my favorite all-time Cowboys, Jay Novacek first made a name for himself playing tight end for the University of Wyoming. He was selected to the All-American football team in 1984 after setting an NCAA record for

73 Larry Allen – Offensive Lineman – 1994 – 2005

This edition of my Legends series recognizes a truly great player… Great in talent, great in strength, great in passion and great in size. Of course I’m talking about a giant of a man, Larry Allen. Allen

72 Ed “Too Tall” Jones – Defensive End – 1974 – 1989

This next Cowboys legend is a true giant. Standing six-feet, nine-inches tall, defensive lineman Ed “Too Tall” Jones was very deserving of his nickname. However, it was his skills as a football player that Cowboys fans will

28 Darren Woodson – Safety – 1992 – 2004

In this chapter of my Legends series, I take a look at one of the best safeties ever to wear a Cowboys uniform, the great Darren Woodson. Woodson was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys as a converted

54 Chuck Howley – Linebacker – 1961-1973

When you talk about Cowboys who have beaten the odds, Chuck Howley is one of the first players to come to mind. His story is a remarkable one when you consider that for a time, nobody ever

24 Larry Brown – Cornerback – 1991 – 1998

Sometimes, a great player will always be remembered because of a particular game or moment, sort of like Bobby Thomson and the Shot Heard ‘Round The World. This might be the case for this Legends of the

21 Deion Sanders – Cornerback – 1995-1999

When you ask any football fan to name one of the most exciting, colorful, entertaining and outspoken players ever to play in the NFL, the one name that is sure to come up is that of Deion

22 Emmitt Smith – Running Back – 1990-2002

The Cowboys have had no shortage of legendary players and all-time NFL greats in their history, but only one of them comes to mind when you are asked to name the greatest player ever to wear the

48 Daryl Johnston – Fullback – 1989-1999

Mooo-ooose… That was the sound that filled a packed Texas Stadium whenever Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston got his hands on the ball or laid down a key block for Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith. Johnston

74 Bob Lilly – Defensive Tackle – 1961-1974

Many great players have worn the Dallas Cowboys uniform with pride and distinction during the teams glorious 50 year history. None however, can lay claim to the ultimate team nickname, “Mr. Cowboy” save one, the great Bob