5 Cowboys greats who belong in the Ring of Honor

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Earlier this month, Dallas Cowboys owner, president, and de facto general manager Jerry Jones made it clear that he has no plans to induct any former Cowboy greats into the team's Ring of Honor.  

Of course, fans and media know that quite a few former Cowboys are well deserving of entry into the team's historic Ring of Honor. At some point, these men will see their name up high at Jerry World, but ultimately the timing runs on Jones' time. 

With several greats like Emmitt Smith, Tom Landry, Bob Lilly, and many more already inducted in the Ring of Honor, let’s look at the five individuals that soon need to join these legends. 

Honorable Mention: Daryl "Moose" Johnston  

Daryl Johnston wasn’t the flashiest player, he never put up big numbers, and multiple players would be mentioned from the Cowboys' 90s dynasty before him, but "Moose" could be argued as the most underrated member of Dallas' epic run in the 1990s.

In 11 seasons with the Cowboys, Johnston finished with 753 rushing yards, 2,227 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns as the primary fullback. He was widely credited with helping Hall of Famer and legendary running back Emmitt Smith become the NFL's all-time rushing leader.

In addition to helping Smith achieve a historic milestone. Johnston helped the Cowboys win three Super Bowl titles and is regarded as one of the greatest fullbacks ever to play the game. The fact he's only an honorable mention speaks to the number of all-time greats that passed through Dallas in their careers.