If there are two players which stick out as fan favorites on either side of the ball over the past two decades, quarterback Tony Romo and safety Roy Williams definitely come to mind.
Of course, both had success during their time in Dallas, but both were standouts before ever becoming Dallas Cowboys as well. Tony Romo was both a first team All American FCS quarterback at Eastern Illinois, and earned the Walter Payton Award for the country’s top FCS player.
Roy Williams earned multiple honors himself, including the Jim Thorpe Award for the top defensive back in the country in 2001.
Now, they are both a step closer to earning Hall of Fame honors.
Both Romo and Williams are on the ballot of over 200 coaches and players for the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame class. They are just two of the seven Cowboys who will have the chance to earn this honor next year.
Offensive tackle Flozell Williams, linebackers Ken Norton Jr. and Jack Del Rio, kicker Luis Zendejas and wide receiver Bernard Ford are also all on next year’s ballot.
The official 2021 Hall of Fame class will not be presented until December 7th, 2021 during the ceremonial awards dinner.
Congrats to all these former Dallas Cowboys for making it this far.