- Dan Graziano, ESPN Staff Writer
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NEW ORLEANS -- Two of the NFC East candidates up for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year were selected for induction.
Former New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys coach Bill Parcells became a Hall of Famer on his fourth try, after being eligible in 2001 and 2002 and again last year. Former Cowboys offensive lineman Larry Allen was elected in his first.
The announcement was made at 6 p.m. ET Saturday.
Former Giants defensive lineman Michael Strahan, eligible for the first time, was among the 10 finalists but did not receive enough votes to be elected this year. I'm a bit surprised that Warren Sapp made it and Strahan did not, and I'll have more on that later, as well as analysis on the elections of Parcells and Allen.
Wide receiver Cris Carter also was elected, and while he will be remembered as a Viking, he did play the first three seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. So I guess we can count him as an NFC East Hall of Famer as well.