5 current Cowboys with the best Hall of Fame chances

Dallas Cowboys, Zack Martin (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Tyron Smith, Cowboys
Tyron Smith, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

2. Tyron Smith, OT

Percentage chance to make the Hall of Fame: 90%

You can’t talk about quality NFL linemen over the last 10 years without mentioning Tyron Smith and Zack Martin. They have been staples of the NFL and have been part of some of the best offensive lines in Cowboys history. Both of them should be surefire Hall-of-Famers.

When it comes to Tyron Smith, there have been few players ever to have fit the exact prototypical mold of a left tackle better than Smith. The eight-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro Team member followed up an injury-plagued 2020 season with a strong 2021, earning a 91.4 Pro Football Focus rating by only allowing 11 registered pressures in 460 passing snaps.

While you can nitpick certain aspects of his game at this point and the eye test doesn’t make him look quite as much of the mauler that he once was, Smith is still a quality left tackle. At 30 years old with extensive injury history, we should appreciate that the 11-year vet still is this good and is suiting up on Sundays.

Smith’s resume speaks for itself, and even if he doesn’t play much longer he should have done enough thus far in his career to be considered a Hall-of-Famer. The only reason I have him listed at a 90% is that he could potentially be lost in a mix of other quality offensive linemen that could retire around the same time he does.