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Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2013: Larry Allen, Bill Parcells inducted

Seven finalists have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the class of 2013. Among them, two have ties with the Dallas area.

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Seven finalists have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and two of those finalists have ties with the Dallas Cowboys. Those two are former Cowboys guard Larry Allen and former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells. Tim Brown and Charles Haley, who also have ties with the Cowboys, missed the cut.

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Allen was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round in 1994. He played guard primarily, but also played some left tackle. He stayed with the Cowboys through the 2005 season before playing with the 49ers through the 2007 season, which is when he announced his retirement. When he walked away from the game, he was an 11-time Pro Bowler, a seven-time All-Pro, he was on the Cowboys team that won Super Bowl XXX and he was on both the 1990s and 2000s All-Decade Teams.

Parcells made a name for himself primarily as the head coach of the New York Giants, where he won two Super Bowls. However, he did finish his head coaching career in Dallas, coaching the Cowboys from from 2003 through the 2006 season. In that time, the Cowboys had a winning record three out of the four seasons and went to the playoffs twice.

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