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    IRVING, TX - DECEMBER 14: Leonard Davis #70, Andre Guride #65 and Cory Procter #71 of the Dallas Cowboys listen in the huddle against the New York Giants at Texas Stadium on December 14, 2008 in Irving, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Dallas Cowboys' offensive linemen and three quarters of Free Reign--Marc Colombo, Leonard Davis and Cory Procter--were named the Most Metal Athlete last Friday at the Revolver Magazine Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles.

    If you're wondering how three guys one "Most Metal Athlete," a seemingly individual honor, you're not alone.

    WWE wrestler and Fozzy front man Chris Jericho--who lost to the trio, along with MMA fighter Josh Barnett, pro motocross rider Jolene Van Vugt, former MLB catcher Mike Piazza and pro skater Jason Ellis--was miffed as well, per the Dallas Observer. "I'd like to file a formal complaint that I lost Most Metal Athlete, singular, to the Dallas Cowboys, plural," Jericho said.

    At any rate, the big men took home the hardware, and its unlikely that they'll be returning it any time soon. Megadeth front man and former Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine presented the award, leading to some child-like gushing on the part of Colombo, who considers Mustaine something of an inspiration.

    "He's a childhood idol of mine," Colombo said, per the Dallas Morning News. "He knew us. I shook his hand hard and he's like, 'Easy on the paw.' That's those guys' lifeline. It's just amazing. I was like a little kid. So many superstars there and music is a big part of my life so it was cool to see."
     

    The event will be broadcast in its entirety on May 22, on VH1 Classic.