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Everson Walls, Chuck Howley, Others Named Semifinalists for 2023 Pro Football Hall of Fame

The announced 54 semifinalists for the Class of 2023 in the seniors, coach/contributor categories yesterday and there were a handful of potential inductees with ties to the .

The 12-person senior committee shortened a list of eligible nominees to 25 semifinalists, who last played no later than the 1996 season. Separately, the coach/contributor committee selected 29 semifinalists who advanced to the next round of consideration.

Former , , former player and , former personnel executive Frank “Bucko” Kilroy, former owner and founder ., and former scout and director of pro personnel were all named of the 54 finalists.

Walls played most of his career with the Cowboys, he made three All-Pro teams, four Pro Bowls, and led the NFL in interceptions three times while a member of Dallas. He ended his career with the Giants and Browns.

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 50s and then called the Cowboys home from 1961 to 1973. Howley is also the only player in NFL to win the and be a part of the losing team.

Murchison Jr. was the founder of the Cowboys (1960) and owner through 1983. Wooten was the Director of Pro for the Dallas from 1975 to 1991.

Kilroy Worked in player personnel and was a scout for Dallas from 1965 to 1970. He then became the Patriots' from 1979 to 1982 and vice president from 1983 to 1993.

Reeves was most known for being the of the , , and the , but Reeves was a player for the Cowboys from 1965 to 1972. He also spent a handful of seasons on 's staff and won a pair of Super Bowls.

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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lonewolfz28

Insane that Chuck Howley and Everson Walls aren’t already in the Hall of Fame.

Roy Chambers

I am literally confused with these sport writers by their failures to put Cubby in the HOF it’s not that they’ll be doing him any favor hell he has earned it his hardware speak for itself without much thought I can name 6 players not deserving of the gold jacket and yet they are sporting one and for Chuck Howley it’s another travesty by those same writers again he has the hardware to justify his placement in the HOF

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