Lee Roy Jordan, LB, 1963-76
There is arguably not a more deserving former Cowboy more deserving of enshrinement in Canton than Jordan.
He was the heart of the legendary Doomsday defense and ended his career as the franchise leader in solo tackles with 743. He was also great in coverage, recording 32 interceptions during his career, which ties him for seventh on the Cowboys’ all-time list. He once recorded three interceptions in a five-minute span.
Jordan was a two-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler. He was inducted into the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor in 1989.
But Jordan has only been a finalist for the Hall of Fame once in 1988. He shouldn’t be too far behind joining Howley in Canton.