Allen, Haley also join Cowboys’ Ring of Honor

We noted today that Drew Pearson would be inducted into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor. He’s not the only one.

The Cowboys announced today that Larry Allen and Charles Haley are also joining their Ring of Honor.

Haley played for the Cowboys from 1992 to 1996 and won three Super Bowl rings with the Cowboys. He also won two Super Bowl rings with the 49ers and is the only player in NFL history to play on the winning team in the Super Bowl five times.

Allen was the Cowboys’ second-round draft pick in 1994 and played in Dallas until 2005. He finished his career with the 49ers in 2006 and 2007. Allen made 10 Pro Bowls in his 12 years with the Cowboys, missing the Pro Bowl only in his rookie year and in 2002, when he missed 11 games with injuries.

Photo of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones with Pearson, Haley and Allen at today’s announcement comes from Troy Aikman on Twitter.

22 responses to “Allen, Haley also join Cowboys’ Ring of Honor

  1. This is wonderful! Congratulations to some more talented players who have represented our celebrated team over the years.

  2. dont get me wrong, Haley was and is still is a beast but seems a little like a stretch that hes in there, especially so quick. seemed more to me like a NFL journeyman…and a crazy dude.

  3. I agree with medtx. I dont think Haley was a Cowboy long enough for the ring of honor.

    Glenn Carano should go in with Hogeboom. Maybe thsy can share a spot with Steve Walsh?

  4. LONG overdue for Pearson who was my favorite Cowboy when I was a kid. Now time to get him into the HOF. Allen was a no-brainer. Haley I’m not so sure of. He was a big part of those teams no doubt, but does he really belong in the Cowboy’s Ring? Not sure about that.

  5. @ medtxpack

    “seemed more to me like a NFL journeyman”

    Really??? Multiple Pro Bowls and multiple All Pros. That’s a journeyman??? Haley only played for two teams in a 13 year career. He wasn’t some kind of Kyle Boller “Rent a QB”. There are some players that are just as deserving (and some maybe more so), but Haley was a key component of a team that won 3 Super Bowls in Dallas. Welcome aboard, Charles. Glad to see that Jerry decided to get busy and recognize some guys that deserve it.

    And for the guys doing the Hogeboom, Carano, Harper… bit, you have Dallas confused with the Redskins. All you needed to do to be recognized with the Skins was take a shower in the locker room. They even have a sportswriter in their’s.

  6. Now when does Jerry and Jimmy go in together? Harvey and Ed. It should be a Two ring Circus. too many great players in this teams history.

  7. Charles Haley belongs in the HOF. Best pass rushing lineman in the league for about eight years, absolutely the difference maker for both the Niners and Boys. Required a double on every play, and totally changed how teams had to play against them. If he’d stayed with the Niners they’d have won a couple title games they lost to the Boys, he was that much of a game changer. Must be some very young folks who think he’s a journeyman or undeserving of this honor.

  8. And for the guys doing the Hogeboom, Carano, Harper… bit, you have Dallas confused with the Redskins.

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    Or the Packers. Don Majkowski and Lynn Dickey are in their Hall of Fame.

  9. Ed Too Tall Jones for sure…Danny White is good, but probably not that good…Bill Bates?

  10. ezwriter69 says:

    Charles Haley belongs in the HOF. Best pass rushing lineman in the league for about eight years, absolutely the difference maker for both the Niners and Boys. Required a double on every play, and totally changed how teams had to play against them. If he’d stayed with the Niners they’d have won a couple title games they lost to the Boys, he was that much of a game changer. Must be some very young folks who think he’s a journeyman or undeserving of this honor.

    Well said. I have often wondered why Haley isn’t in the HOF yet. Maybe it is due to the fact that he didn’t talk to the media.

  11. While I believe Allen and Haley deserve to be in the Ring of Honor, this year it should have been all about Drew Pearson. This guy has been waiting for decades for this honor, and he shouldn’t have to share it with two other players from a different era. Jerry Jones has been pressured for years to put Pearson in. He finally caved and did the right thing, but had to add two of “his players” just to remind us all that he is responsible for those three SB trophies from the 90’s. Now he’ll get to do interviews about how “he” drafted Allen, and how “he” traded for Haley.

  12. He finally caved and did the right thing, but had to add two of “his players” just to remind us all that he is responsible for those three SB trophies from the 90′s. Now he’ll get to do interviews about how “he” drafted Allen, and how “he” traded for Haley.

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    Right, because it’s not like Haley and Allen deserve it. Come on. Love Drew Pearson and all, but he was a part of one Super Bowl championship. He doesn’t deserve it any more than Haley and Allen do.

  13. sorry guys I’m a lifelong Cowboys fan I was just messing around with the Hogeboom. I wasn’t sure if a non-Cowboys fan would even know who he was.

    Anyway, I think Haley deserves to be in the ring. I know he’s not originally from the franchise but he played a huge role on the team and was definitely a leader on the defensive side for those great teams.

  14. @elyasm … not sure if you’re joking but outside of 2 unfortunate gaffes Lett was a pretty good player. Ring-worthy ? no

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