Larry Allen among Hall of Fame finalists
Joining Allen were three other first-year eligible nominees in Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan.
The selection committee will make its final choices for the Hall of Fame on Feb. 2 in New Orleans.
Allen isn't alone among former Cowboys' players eligible for the Hall of Fame. Pass-rusher Charles Haley, in his ninth year of eligibility, has also been named a finalist. Former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells is a finalists as well.
The other finalists are: Jerome Bettis, Dallas native Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Edward DeBartolo Jr., Kevin Greene, Art Modell, Andre Reed, Will Shields and Aeneas Williams.
Along with the 15 modern-era finalists are two senior nominees in former Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers defensive tackle Curley Culp and former Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins linebacker Dave Robinson.
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