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Friday, August 19, 2011
Jerry: Charles Haley is a Cowboy

By Todd Archer

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A big part of the debate surrounding Deion Sanders’ possible inclusion in the Ring of Honor was the length of time the Hall of Fame cornerback played for the Cowboys.

He lasted from 1995-99 and played just 63 games. The Cowboys won one Super Bowl.

Charles Haley played five years with the Cowboys and 63 games. The Cowboys won three Super Bowls.

When he is added to the Ring of Honor on Nov. 6, Haley will have the briefest time as a Cowboy. Don Perkins played eight seasons. Don Meredith played nine. The average length of a Ring of Honor member’s time with the Cowboys was nearly 12 seasons.

Haley spent eight years with San Francisco in two tours, but owner and general manager Jerry Jones considers Haley a Cowboy.

“Well, I think I know where his heart is and I know how it’s evolved,” Jones said. “I know where he had the most Super Bowl rings and his base is here so he’s a Cowboy. I know that, so that’s important to me as well.”