NFL Hall of Fame nominees

The NFL has named the 26 semi-finalist for the 2017 class for the Hall of Fame. The list was pared down from 94. The list includes players and a coach with ties to the Dallas Cowboys. 15 year pro receiver Terrell Owens is on the list for the second consecutive year. He played for the Cowboys from 2006-08. Most of us remember him as being a huge distraction on ant team he played on. He also played on the San Francisco 49ers 1996 to 2003, the Philadelphia Eagles from 2004-05, Buffalo Bills in  2009 and the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010. His attitude was probably one of the main reasons he wasn’t enshrined on the first ballot. Over the course of his career he had 1,078 career catches for 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns. ranking him sixth in catches, second in receiving yards and third all time in touchdown catches. Owens also made the Pro Bowl six times. Tony Romo was his quarterback he said once with tears. Just wondering will Owens go into the Hall of Fame as a Cowboy or a 49er.

Safety Darren Woodson played for the Cowboys from 1992-2003. He helped the Cowboys collect three Super Bowl rings. Woodson was selected to the Pro Bowl five times and was a fierce hitter. Woodson is in the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.

Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson is on the list. He coached the Cowboys from 1989-1993 winning two Super Bowls. In my opinion He would have won at least four Super Bowls in a row if he didn’t have a falling out with owner Jerry Jones.

In the contributor category Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former NFL commissioner Paul Tabliabue are on the list for induction.

Saturday Feb. 4, 2017 they announce the 2017 class for the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be revealed in Houston on the eve of Super Bowl LI.

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