Coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The class of 2013 also includes a pair of senior selections, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. The announcement was made Saturday in New Orleans, a day before the Super Bowl.
Five players were eliminated in the final vote: Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams.
Earlier Saturday, the selection committee eliminated Tim Brown, Kevin Greene, Will Shields and former owners Edward DeBartolo Jr. and Art Modell.
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor member Larry Allen was one of the best offensive linemen of his time, if not all time. Allen was named to 11 Pro Bowls over his 14 years in the NFL. He was also named All-Pro seven times, is a member of both the 1990s and 2000s NFL All-Decade Team, and won a Super Bowl Champion as a member of the Cowboys in 1995.
Bill Parcells served as the Cowboys’ head coach from 2003 through 2006, a tenure that will be little more than an afterthought in the grand scope of Parcells’ head coaching career. Parcells won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, in 1986 and 1990, before moving onto jobs with the Patriots, the Jets, Dallas and eventually the Dolphins.