Lee Roy Jordan, All-American LB from Alabama, was the Dallas Cowboys first pick (6th overall) in the 1963 NFL draft. Jordan was the inspirational leader for the Cowboys 1st Championship teams. He anchored the Cowboys original 'Doomsday Defense' from his middle linebacker position. He led the Cowboys in tackles every year and was the Cowboys all-time leading tackler until Darren Woodson finally broke the mark in 2002. Over 14 seasons, Lee Roy also recorded 32 interceptions. Lee Roy was elected the Pro Bowl five times, and was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 1989. Lee Roy has been on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot since 1980 and has been a member of the 15 finalist just once. Regardless of what the voters for the HOF might have to say, Lee Roy Jordan was one of the best linebackers to ever play the game, and the greatest linebacker the Dallas Cowboys have ever had.
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