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Encyclopedia > Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor

The Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (RoH) is a ring around Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas which honors former players, coaches and club officials who made outstanding contributions to the Dallas Cowboys football organization. Texas Stadium is the home field of the National Football Leagues Dallas Cowboys. ... Irving is a city located in the U.S. state of Texas within Dallas County. ... Official language(s) None. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy [2] Local radio Flagship stations: KLUV (98. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


The RoH began on November 23, 1975, which was designated in Dallas as Bob Lilly Day. On that day, at what was considered the first Cowboys Reunion, the team unveiled Lilly's name and jersey number (74) beneath the press box during half time. As the first honoree, Lilly (who had retired from the NFL in July of '75 after 14 years) donned his Cowboy uniform once more and graciously accepted the honor, along with numerous other gifts, which included a car, a gun and a hunting dog. Also present at the historical event were Cowboys owner Clint Murchison, president/general manager Tex Schramm and Head Coach Tom Landry. As the first inductee, Lilly has the added distinction of returning to present each new member in the RoH. [1] November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Nickname: Big D Motto: Official website: www. ... Bob Lilly (born July 26, 1939) is an American football player and photographer. ... Texas Earnest Schramm, Jr. ... Tom Landry gets a victory ride after the Cowboys beat the Broncos, 27-10, in Super Bowl XII. Thomas Wade Landry (born September 11, 1924 in Mission, Texas - died February 12, 2000 in Dallas, Texas of leukemia) was an American football player and coach. ...


Only nine players received the honor during the first three decades of the Cowboys existence, making the RoH a coveted accolaide, true to the dream envisioned by its creator, Tex Schramm. He became only the 12th person selected to the Ring of Honor; the award was given posthumously in October 2003, a few months after he passed away. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2005, an unprecedented three former Cowboys all-stars were simultaneously inducted during half time ceremonies on Monday Night Football. Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin, known as "The Triplets", were part of the 1990s Three-Time Super Bowl Championship Cowboys team. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Commemorative Monday Night Football U.S. postage stamp Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of one of the premier National Football League games of the week. ... Troy Kenneth Aikman (born November 21, 1966 in West Covina, California) is a former American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, and currently a television sportscaster for the Fox network. ... Emmitt James Smith III (b. ... Michael Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA) is a former American football star known for a dynamic, record-setting football career, but also for his flamboyant personality and widely-publicized run-ins with the law, including multiple drug arrests that spotted his reputation as one of... This article is about the year. ...


Inductees

Number Name Years With Club Year of Induction
74 Bob Lilly** 1961–1974 1975
17 Don Meredith 1960–1968 1976
43 Don Perkins 1961–1968 1976
54 Chuck Howley 1961–1973 1977
20 Mel Renfro** 1964–1977 1981
12 Roger Staubach** 1969–1979 1983
55 Lee Roy Jordan* 1963–1976 1989
HC Tom Landry** 1960–1988 1993
33 Tony Dorsett** 1977–1987 1994
54 Randy White** 1975–1988 1994
22 Bob Hayes* 1965–1974 2001
GM Tex Schramm** 1959–1988 2003
43 Cliff Harris* 1970–1979 2004
70 Rayfield Wright** 1967–1979 2004
8 Troy Aikman** 1989–2000 2005
88 Michael Irvin* 1988–1999 2005
22 Emmitt Smith 1990–2002 2005
* Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist [2]
** Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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