It's become more commonplace for superstar NFL players to move around but there was a time when players rarely left their franchises — especially star players. This held true for the Dallas Cowboys who kept the majority of their team together during their dynasty in the 1990s.
That doesn't mean a couple of their star players didn't move around during that time, or even earlier. Here's a look at three of the biggest names to ever wear the star who also wore a different uniform later in their careers.
3. Larry Allen, San Francisco 49ers (2006-2007)
Drafted in 1994, which was near the end of their dynasty, Larry Allen quickly became one of the greatest offensive linemen in team history. Allen, who was known for being a mauler at offensive guard was also asked to play both tackle positions during his career and was excellent no matter where he lined up.
Unfortunately, Allen was unable to finish his career in Big D. The Cowboys released him in 2006 as they were in cap trouble and trying to rebuild. However, Allen wasn't ready to call it quits, so he signed with the San Francisco 49ers.
At 35 years of age, he made the Pro Bowl for the Niners, which was the 11th time he earned the honor. He just missed out on the team again in 2007, being named an alternate.
Allen wasn't just a great player but also had some incredibly durability and longevity. When he's thought of, however, it's wearing No. 73 for America's Team. Not that brief stint where he wore No. 71 for San Francisco.