Larry Allen was not only the best offensive lineman in Cowboys history, but in the league's history.
Drafted in 1994, he quickly made a statement in the league. Known for his raw power—bench pressing 700 lbs. and squatting more than 900 lbs.—he was regarded as one the strongest players in the league.
Allen was simply a freak of nature.
He was the anchor for the Cowboys line for 12 solid seasons. Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith attribute much of their success to their offensive line, specifically Larry Allen.
He was a man among boys.
Allen dominated the toughest of competition, keeping his quarterback out of harm's way every game.
He was elected to an unprecedented 11 Pro Bowls (10 with the Cowboys and one with the Niners).
He is a Super Bowl Champ (XXX) and among the latest to be named on the Dallas Ring of Honor.
Allen is an NFL 1990s and 2000s All-Decade Team member and will soon be inducted into Canton, Ohio.
He is one of the greatest Cowboys ever, and the current team would be lucky to have someone with a fraction of his ability.
Honorable Mentions: Herbert Scott, Tom Rafferty, John Fitzgerald and John Niland