Before the Dallas Cowboys truly became “America’s Team”, they had to establish themselves as a true force in the National Football League. A big part of that emergence was their defense, of which Linebacker; Lee Roy Jordan
played a key role.
Lee Roy Jordan was an elite Linebacker who was a tackling machine. Playing his entire fourteen-year career with the Cowboys, Jordan was a hard-hitting defender who always seemed to know how to strip opponents of the ball. For a Linebacker, he had many interceptions and had multiple fumble recoveries in his career. He was a serious contender for the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 1973 and was able to reach the Pro Bowl five times.
Jordan was a Hall of Fame finalist in 1988, but that was as close as he ever got. He is only eligible as a senior candidate at this point, but it does appear that the Dallas Cowboy Ring of Honor recipient will not make the leap to Canton.
Should Lee Roy Jordan be in the Hall of Fame?
Definitely put him in! - 89.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.9%