Nate Newton, OG, 1986-98
The Cowboys had one of the greatest offensive lines of all time during the 1990’s. Yet only one player off that line – Larry Allen – is in the Hall of Fame.
That group deserves better representation. Unlike Allen, Newton was on all three Super Bowl champions and endured the lean years of the late 1980’s before Jerry Jones purchased the franchise.
Newton made six Pro Bowls, including five straight, and two All-Pro teams. He played in 198 games, including 180 as a starter.
Newton has had some rough moments off the field, including drug-related arrests, but he’s cleaned up his image and is a valued analyst on Dallas’ ESPN affiliate.
Newton has never been a finalist for the Hall of Fame, but someone needs to bring up his name.