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Jerry Jones Joins 16 Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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07/30/2017

Sixteen former Dallas Cowboys or front office personnel are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Owner Jerry Jones, No. 16, was voted into the Hall of Fame Class of 2017 in February and will be inducted Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio.

Jones, who is also president and general manager, bought the Cowboys in 1989 for approximately $140 million. Today, the franchise is worth more than $4 billion, according to Forbes.

He became the first owner in league history to win three Super Bowls in his first seven years of ownership.

“I think it’s fitting that he gets in. And I think it’s deserving that he gets in,” said Gil Brandt, former vice president of player personnel for the Cowboys from 1960 to 1989, who now works for NFL.com. “I think he’s done more to make this league aware that you have to work to progress.”

During Jones’ ownership, six Cowboys players have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. They are Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Larry Allen and Charles Haley. He was also the presenter for Irvin, Smith and Allen.

Joining Jones in the Class of 2017 are Kenny Easley, former TCU great LaDainian Tomlinson, Terrell Davis, Kurt Warner, Jason Taylor and Morten Andersen.

Jones’ wife, Gene Jones, will be his presenter during this year’s Enshrinement ceremony.

Here’s a roster of the Cowboys who were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame based on their contributions to the franchise:

Member

Pos.

Inducted

Years in NFL

Bob Lilly

DT

1980

1961-74

Roger Staubach

QB

1985

1969-79

Tom Landry

Coach

1990

1960-88

Tex Schramm

Pres./GM

1991

1960-89

Tony Dorsett

RB

1994

1977-88

Randy White

DT

1994

1975-88

Mel Renfro

CB

1996

1964-77

Troy Aikman

QB

2006

1989-2000

Rayfield Wright

OT

2006

1967-79

Michael Irvin

WR

2007

1988-99

Bob Hayes

WR

2009

1965-75

Emmitt Smith

RB

2010

1990-2004

Deion Sanders

CB/KR

2011

1989-2000, 2004-05

Larry Allen

OL

2013

1994-2007

Charles Haley

LB/DE

2015

1986-1996

Jerry Jones

Owner

2017

1989-present

 

Seven others in the Hall have ties to the Cowboys:

Member

Pos.

Inducted

w/Dallas

Forrest Gregg

OT

1977

1971

Lance Alworth

WR

1978

1971-72

Herb Adderley

CB

1980

1970-72

Mike Ditka

TE

1988

1969-72

Jackie Smith

TE

1994

1978

Tommy McDonald

WR

1998

1964

Bill Parcells

Coach

2013

2003-06

 

 

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