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2013 NFL Hall of Fame finalists: 4 players with Dallas ties

Of the 17 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists for the class of 2013, three players and one coach have ties with the city of Dallas.

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Of the 17 Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists for the class of 2013, three former players and one former coach have ties to the city of Dallas. They are Larry Allen, Tim Brown, Bill Parcells and Charles Haley.

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Allen, a guard for the Cowboys, was drafted in the fourth round in 1994. He played almost his entire career with the Cowboys, eventually retiring after the 2007 season. When he finally hung up his cleats, he was an 11-time Pro Bowler, a seven-time All Pro and was on the Cowboys team that won Super Bowl XXX.

Brown, a wide receiver, never played for the Cowboys, but he was born in Dallas. He played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted in the first round in 1988 by the Los Angeles Raiders. He finished his career as a nine-time Pro Bowler and was a six-time All-Conference selection. He also won the Hiesman Trophy in 1987,

Parcells wasn't a player, but he coached the Dallas Cowboys from 2003 through the 2006 season. In his time with the Cowboys he had an overall record of 34-32 and went to the playoffs twice.

Haley, a linebacker, played for the Cowboys from 1992 through the '96 season. He finished his career as a five-time Pro Bowler, a two-time All Pro selection, he was on five Super Bowl winning teams, he's in the 100-sacks club and was named to the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.

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