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Cowboys Hall of Famer Larry Allen has died suddenly

Terrible news from the Cowboys.

Michael W.

There is tragic news to report from the extended family of the Dallas Cowboys, as Hall of Famer and team legend Larry Allen has died at the age of 52. According to reports, he passed away "suddenly" while on vacation in Mexico. 

The team released the following statement

"The Dallas Cowboys are very saddened to share that Cowboys legend, Super Bowl Champion, Cowboys Ring of Honor member, and Pro Football Hall of Famer Larry Allen passed away suddenly while on vacation in Mexico with his family on Sunday. Larry, known for his great athleticism and incredible strength, was one of the most respected, accomplished offensive linemen to ever play in the NFL. His versatility and dependability were also signature parts of his career. Through that, he continued to serve as inspiration for many other players defining what it meant to be a great teammate, competitor and winner.

He was deeply loved and cared for by his wife, Janelle – whom he referred to as his heart and soul, his daughters Jayla and Loriana and son, Larry III.

The Jones family and the Cowboys extend their deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Allen family and grieve along with the many other friends and Cowboys teammates that also loved Larry.

Memorial service arrangements and details will be announced in the near future."

Drafted in the second round (46th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft, Allen was the first player ever selected from Sonoma State.

Among his career accolades was helping the Cowboys to victory in Super Bowl XXX over the Pittsburgh Steelers while also earning six first-team all pro nominations, 11 Pro Bowl nominations, being named to the NFL's All Decade Team of the 1990s and 2000s, and being inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor. Additionally, he was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013. 

He would spend the first several years of his NFL career playing with the Cowboys before playing a pair of seasons with the San Francisco 49ers.

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