One Of Dallas Cowboys Greatest Players Ever Has Passed Away

Dallas Cowboys legendary offensive lineman Larry Allen passed away suddenly on Sunday. He was in Mexico, with his family, on vacation. He was 52.

Allen was inducted to the NFL hall of fame in 2013. Per the Dallas Cowboys website, he played on the All-Decade team in the 19902 and 2000s. He played 14 NFL seasons, 12 with the Cowboys. He played in 11 Pro bowls. Allen completed his career with the 49ers. 

The cowboys released a statement about Allen’s passing on Monday Morning:

“The Dallas Cowboys are very saddened to share that Cowboys legend, Super Bowl Champion, Cowboys Ring of Honor member, and Pro Football Hall of Famer Larry Allen passed away suddenly while on vacation in Mexico with his family on Sunday. Larry, known for his great athleticism and incredible strength, was one of the most respected, accomplished offensive linemen to ever play in the NFL. His versatility and dependability were also signature parts of his career. Through that, he continued to serve as inspiration for many other players defining what it meant to be a great teammate, competitor and winner.

He was deeply loved and cared for by his wife, Janelle – whom he referred to as his heart and soul, his daughters Jayla and Loriana and son, Larry III.

The Jones family and the Cowboys extend their deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Allen family and grieve along with the many other friends and Cowboys teammates that also loved Larry.

Memorial service arrangements and details will be announced in the near future.”

The 49ers also posted a statement. The statement was posted on X. 

Young Allen had a challenging youth in Compton, California. He was even 12 times defending one of his brothers. He went to four high schools, then started at Butte College. Later, he attended Sonoma State. Then, the Cowboys picked him up as 46th pick.

His athleticism was incredible. He once bench pressed 700 pounds in the Cowboys’ weight room. Moreover, he was fast for his size. 

Rest in Peace