The 5 former Cowboys nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame

Flozell Adams #76 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Getty Images)
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Cowboys, Bradie James
ARLINGTON, TX – NOVEMBER 6: Bradie James #56 of the Dallas Cowboys signals a incomplete pass during a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Cowboys Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Seahawks 23 to 13. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

3. Bradie James, LB, LSU

Yet another longtime NFL linebacker. Of his 10 years in the NFL, James spent his first nine with the Cowboys. James was a fourth-round pick who started 111 games for Dallas and collected 757 tackles. A super fun fact is that he was the first player to lead the Cowboys in tackles for more than three straight seasons. James currently holds the longest record in franchise history for leading the team in tackles for six straight years. Although his final year was with the Texans, Jerry Jones made it so that James could retire as a Cowboy.

At LSU, the linebacker became only the second player in school history to have more than 400 tackles in his career. His final stat line was 418 tackles, 33 tackles for loss, 29 QB pressures, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles, and two interceptions. The LSU defense was literally named the “James Gang defense” due to his dominance and leadership.