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    Chuck Howley Named a Senior Hall of Fame Finalist

    Chuck Howley, a Cowboys member, has been named a Senior Finalist for the Pro Football Class of 2023. Everson Walls did not advance.

    Howley and two others will be up for consideration alongside 15 modern-era players and a coach/contributor. The committee will meet in January, and Howley will need at least 80% approval in the up-or-down balloting to become a part of the hall.

    Howley made the six times and five first-team All-Pro selections during his outstanding career. He started his journey with the Bears in the late and then called the Cowboys home from 1961 to 1973. In 180 regular-season games, Howley finished his career with 26 , recovered 18 fumbles, and recorded 25 interceptions.

    To this day, Howley is the only player in NFL to win the while playing on the losing team. Despite the loss in Super Bowl V, Howley made his presence felt. He finished the game with two interceptions and a fumble as the Cowboys lost to the Baltimore Colts 16-13 on a last-second field goal.

    On the other hand, Walls finds himself in a similar situation as he did in 2018 when he had a chance to join the hall during his last year of eligibility before getting an opportunity in the senior pool. For the second time, he did not receive enough votes. Walls led the league in interceptions three times. He finished his playing career with 57 total, ranking him 13th on the all-time list. Looking at some of the names he is ahead of is beyond impressive.

    Both of these Cowboys greats played before my time, but from the support I have seen on , It is a shame Walls won't have another chance to end up in the hall with other greats. Here's to hoping Howley gets voted in.

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    Shane Taylor
    Shane Taylor
    Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside the Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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    Marty Bachicha

    What more can you say, other than Chuck Howley should have been named to the HOF 40 years ago. I grew up watching the Cowboys and every other NFL and AFL game on TV played on Sunday afternoons since about 1962, and undoubtedly he was ranked up there with the top 4-3 outside linebackers of his day, Dave Robinson, Bobby Bell and Jack Hamm. Calvin Hill, a Yale Graduate called him the “smartest football player he ever knew.” One of the first players ever to log 25. sacks and 25 interceptions, played in the greatest game of all time, the 1967 Ice-bowl, He was big-game clutch. 1st Defensive player to win a Super Bowl MVP with 2 interceptions in the game, only player ever from a losing team to win the SB MVP. The next year he almost won it again with a fumble recovery and interception against the Dolphins. I hope every Cowboy fan in America goes to bat for this All-Time great between now and next summer to make sure he gets what he deserves, membership in the Pro Football HOF.