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Friday, January 11, 2013
Larry Allen among Hall of Fame finalists

By Calvin Watkins

Former Dallas Cowboys guard Larry Allen is among the 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, which was announced on Friday morning.

Joining Allen were three other first-year eligible nominees in Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan.

The selection committee will make its final choices for the Hall of Fame on Feb. 2 in New Orleans.

Allen isn't alone among former Cowboys' players eligible for the Hall of Fame. Pass-rusher Charles Haley, in his ninth year of eligibility, has also been named a finalist. Former Cowboys coach Bill Parcells is a finalists as well.

The other finalists are: Jerome Bettis, Dallas native Tim Brown, Cris Carter, Edward DeBartolo Jr., Kevin Greene, Art Modell, Andre Reed, Will Shields and Aeneas Williams.

Along with the 15 modern-era finalists are two senior nominees in former Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers defensive tackle Curley Culp and former Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins linebacker Dave Robinson.