NFL Hall of Famer Larry Allen is arguably one of the greatest offensive linemen in Dallas Cowboys history. He quickly rose from an unknown player at Division II Sonoma State University to one of the Dallas Cowboys' best offensive linemen as a consistent piece of the starting unit for the next 12 years from 1994-2006. He was the best player on a Cowboys offensive line that was routinely recognized as the most dominant in the NFL. Allen played a critical role in the Dallas Cowboys winning its third Super Bowl victory in four years in January 1996. He helped pave the way for Emmitt Smith to set Dallas single-season records for rushing yards (1,773) and TDs (25) in 1995, and eventually set NFL marks with 18,355 rushing yards and 164 rushing TDs. In Allen's 14-year NFL career he was named to 11 Pro Bowls, was recognized as an All-Pro seven times and was named to the NFL All-Decade team in the 1990s and 2000s. He was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor on Nov. 6, 2011, and later was voted into the NFL Hall of Fame on Feb. 2, 2013. He was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.