Ed “Too Tall” Jones, DE, 1974-89
Too Tall was the No. 1 overall pick in 1973 and lived up to the billing.
While sacks didn’t become an official NFL stat until 1982, the 6-9, 271-pound defensive end’s official number is just 57.5. However, the Cowboys credit him with 106, placing him fourth all-time in the franchise’s history behind DeMarcus Ware, Harvey Martin and Randy White.
Too Tall spent his entire 15-season career (it would have been 16 but Jones retired for a season to pursue a boxing career) with the Cowboys, becoming one of the most recognizable personalities in franchise history.
It’s strange Jones isn’t in the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor. He’s a worthy addition both at AT&T Stadium and Canton.