Lee Roy Jordan
1963-1976 | INDUCTED IN 1989

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The inspirational leader of the Cowboys first championship teams was Lee Roy Jordan. The Cowboys first-round draft choice in 1963 following an All-America career at Alabama, Jordan anchored the “Doomsday Defense” from his middle linebacker position for 14 years. He was named to the Pro Bowl five times and All-Pro twice. Jordan was inducted into the Ring of Honor at halftime of the Cowboys against Arizona on Oct. 29, 1989.