There are 18 finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 and two are former Dallas Cowboys.
The Class of 2018 will be announced Saturday in Minneapolis, Minn., site of Super Bowl LII.
Walls is a finalist for the first time in 20 years of eligibility. Owens is a finalist for the third time in three years of eligibility.
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To be elected, a finalist must receive a minimum positive vote of 80 percent during the annual selection meeting.
The most recent representative from the Cowboys to enter the Hall of Fame was owner Jerry Jones, who was enshrined in the contributor’s category in the Class of 2017.
Here are the Class of 2018 finalists:
Career: General Manager/Personnel Administrator – 1966-67 Kansas City Chiefs, 1968-1971 Atlanta Falcons, 1972-77 Miami Dolphins, 1978-1988 Washington Redskins, 1990-99 San Diego Chargers
Notable: Integral part of Miami’s two Super Bowl teams. Built two Super Bowl winners with the Washington Redskins. Guided Chargers to franchise’s first Super Bowl appearance. In all, Beathard’s teams advanced to seven Super Bowls and won four.
Career: Tackle, 1995-2001 Jacksonville Jaguars
Notable: Voted to five consecutive Pro Bowls (1997-2001). Named first-team All-Pro three consecutive seasons.
Career: Linebacker, 1975-1984 Houston Oilers
Notable: All-Pro five consecutive seasons (1976-1980). Selected to seven Pro Bowls. Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of 1970s.
Career: Wide Receiver, 1994-2007 Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams, 2008-09 San Francisco 49ers
Notable: All-Pro in 1999. Selected to four Pro Bowls. Career statistics of 1,024 receptions for 15,208 yards (second most at the time) and 91 touchdowns.
Career: Safety, 1996-2008 Philadelphia Eagles, 2009-2011 Denver Broncos
Notable: All Pro five times (2001, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2009). Selected to nine Pro Bowls. Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s. Intercepted a pass in 15 consecutive seasons.
Career: Guard, 1998-2007 Pittsburgh Steelers, 2008-09 New York Jets, 2010 Arizona Cardinals
Notable: All-Pro six times (2001-02, 2004-07). Selected to nine Pro Bowls. Blocked for nine 1,000-yard rushers. Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
Career: Guard, 2001-05 Seattle Seahawks, 2006-2011 Minnesota Vikings, 2012 Tennessee Titans
Notable: All-Pro six times (twice with Seattle, four times with Minnesota). Selected to seven consecutive Pro Bowls. Named to NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s.
Career: Tackle, 1981-1993 Washington Redskins
Notable: All-Pro three times (1983-84, 1987). Selected to four consecutive Pro Bowls. (1983-86). Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of 1980s.
Career: Running Back, 1999-2005 Indianapolis Colts, 2006-08 Arizona Cardinals, 2009 Seattle Seahawks
Notable: All-Pro three times (1999-2000 and 2004). Selected to four Pro Bowls. Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of 2000s. Career statistics of 12,246 rushing yards on 3,028 carries and 80 touchdowns.
Career: Guard, 1958-1968 Green Bay Packers
Notable: All-NFL five times (1960, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967). Selected to three Pro Bowls. Named to NFL’s 50th Anniversary Team, NFL All-Decade Team of 1960s and Super Bowl Silver Anniversary Team. Remembered for key block that made way for Bart Starr’s game-winning touchdown in the “Ice Bowl” in 1967 NFL Championship Game.
Career: Cornerback, 1995-2004 New England Patriots, 2005, 2008 New York Jets, 2006-07 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009 Denver Broncos
Notable: All-Pro twice (1998, and 2003). Selected to five Pro Bowls (1999, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006). Led NFL in interceptions twice (9 in 1998 with Patriots and career-high 10 in 2005 with Jets). Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
Career: Linebacker, 1996-2012 Baltimore Ravens
Notable: All-Pro eight times. Selected to 12 Pro Bowls. First player in NFL history with 40 sacks and 30 interceptions in a career. Named to NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s.
Career: Free Safety, 1993-2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2004-07 Denver Broncos
Notable: All-Pro three times (1999-2001). Selected to nine Pro Bowls. Career statistics of 26 interceptions and 13 sacks. Credited with 90 or more tackles in a season nine times.
Career: Center, 1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-09 Tennessee Titans
Notable: All-Pro six times (1999-2002, 2004, 2008). Selected to eight Pro Bowls. Blocked for 1,000-yard rusher in 13 of his 16 seasons and five different running backs. Named to NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
Career: Wide Receiver, 1998-2004, 2010 Minnesota Vikings, 2005-06 Oakland Raiders, 2007-2010 New England Patriots, 2010 Tennessee Titans, 2012 San Francisco 49ers
Notable: All-Pro four times. Selected to six Pro Bowls. Career statistics of 982 catches for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns. Named to NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s.
Career: Wide Receiver, 1996-2003 San Francisco 49ers, 2004-05 Philadelphia Eagles, 2006-08 Dallas Cowboys, 2009 Buffalo Bills, 2010 Cincinnati Bengals
Notable: All-Pro five times (2000-2002, 2004, 2007). Selected to six Pro Bowls. Produced nine 1,000-yards seasons over 11-year span. Led NFL in touchdown catches three times (16 in 2001, 13 in 2002 and 2006). Named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of 2000s.
Career: Linebacker, 2000-2012 Chicago Bears
Notable: All-Pro five times. Selected to eight Pro Bowls. Career statistics of 41.5 sacks and 22 interceptions. Named to NFL All-Decade Team of 2000s.
Career: Cornerback, 1981-89 Dallas Cowboys, 1990-92 New York Giants, 1992-93 Cleveland Browns
Notable: All-Pro three times (1982-83, 1985). Selected to four Pro Bowls. Voted to the Dallas Cowboys’ 25th Anniversary All-Time Team. Career statistics of 57 interceptions returned for 504 yards and 1 touchdown.
Source: Pro Football Hall of Fame
Dallas Cowboys in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Here’s a roster of the Cowboys who were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame based on their contributions to the franchise:
Years in NFL
Seven others in the Hall have ties to the Cowboys: