Cowboys HOF Lineman Larry Allen Tragically Passes Away Suddenly at Age 52

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Some very sad news came out today in the sporting world – Hall of Fame offensive lineman and Dallas Cowboys legend Larry Allen suddenly passed away at just 52 years old. Allen died while on vacation in Mexico with his family.

The Dallas Cowboys released the following statement.

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.

Dallas Cowboys Official Statement

Larry Allen Passed Away At Age 52

Allen was drafted as a second-round pick out of Sonoma State in the 1994 NFL Draft and made an immediate impact with the Cowboys. He played 14 NFL seasons, 12 of which were with the Cowboys and two were with the 49ers. In those 14 NFL seasons, he made the Pro Bowl 11 times and won a Super Bowl with Dallas in 1995. He was also named a first-team All-Pro seven times. He was a first-ballot NFL Hall of Famer.

At the time of this writing, his cause of death has not been revealed.

Larry Allen was a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Famer
The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

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