Should Everson Walls Be In The Dallas Cowboys Ring Of Honor?


Currently, 18 former players, one head coach and one executive occupy a hallowed place in the Dallas Cowboys’ Ring of Honor. Should former cornerback Everson Walls be the next player granted this honor?

Walls played 13-seasons in the NFL, from 1981 to 1993. In that span, he recorded 840 total tackles and 56 interceptions. He was elected to the Pro Bowl four times and named to the league’s All-Pro first team in 1983.

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As a member of the Cowboys for his first nine years as a professional, Walls averaged 72 tackles and nearly five interceptions per season. During his rookie season, in 1981, he recorded a franchise-record 11 interceptions for Dallas.

Walls is second in career interceptions for the Cowboys, with a total of 44. Only cornerback Mel Renfro has more, and he’s already in the Ring.

Walls actually led the league in interceptions three times, the most of any player in NFL history. He also had a record four picks during his four Pro Bowl appearances. Walls won a Super Bowl ring as a member of the New York Giants in 1990.

The now 55-year old cornerback is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame, the Texas Black Sports Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and the Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame.

When Walls was recently asked about possibly getting to the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor, here’s how he responded:

"“Jerry [Jones, Cowboys owner] has a new regime with their arena and their team. I have an understanding they take care of their own,” Walls told the Star-Telegram last week. “We all wore the star, but the line between the new and old is pretty clear. I wouldn’t be surprised if I was left off it for some time. I can make a case, but I shouldn’t have to make a case. The numbers speak for themselves. I carried myself in a manner that fans should be proud of. I shouldn’t have to wait for it or argue for it.”"

No one has been inducted into the Ring of Honor since November 6, 2011. Inductees were chosen first by the Cowboys’ original president and general manager, Tex Schramm. And now they are selected by Dallas’ owner and current general manger Jerry Jones.

When selecting inductees, Schramm not only considered a former player’s career, but also their character. In that regard, Walls is the perfect candidate. In 2007, he donated a kidney to fellow teammate and former Cowboys’ running back Ron Springs, who was suffering from diabetes.

The current members of the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor are: defensive tackle Bob Lilly, quarterback Don Meredith, running back Don Perkins, linebacker Chuck Howley, cornerback Mel Renfro, quarterback Roger Staubach, linebacker Lee Roy Jordan, head coach Tom Landry, running back Tony Dorsett, defensive tackle Randy White, wide recevier Bob Hayes, general manger Tex Schramm, safety Cliff Harris, offensive tackle Rayfield Wright, quarterback Troy Aikman, wide recevier Michael Irvin, running back Emmitt Smith, wide recevier Drew Pearson, defensive end Charles Haley, and offensive guard Larry Allen.

But what do you think? Should cornerback Everson Walls be inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor next? Or do you believe there is another person more worthy than him?

Submit your answer in the poll below and feel free to explain your choice in our comment section.

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