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Should Chuck Howley be in the HOF

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jobberone, Jul 2, 2014.

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Should Chuck Howley be inducted into the HOF

Absolutely! He was All Pro 5 times and Dallas was a top seven defense 10 of 13 years he played 49 vote(s) 94.2%
No. He was a very good player but not deserving of the HOF 3 vote(s) 5.8%
  1. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I'm creating a poll here and also here http://polldaddy.com/poll/8161429/

    Chuck was a phenomenal athlete and the only athlete ever at WV to letter in 5 sports. He was drafted by the Bears after playing OL at WV. He was released after two years because of a knee injury he was told was career ending.

    Landry had the genius to trade for the guy. How the heck he thought he was worth a 2nd rounder I'll never know but danged if it wasn't a steal.

    He played the Sam for two years then moved to the Will when Dave Edwards (who doesn't get enough credit either) was put at the Sam. Howley's career took off. He was a tremendous athlete with true 4.5-4.6 speed who was a great coverage linebacker. He had 5 INTs one year (and I think perhaps another). Jordan, Edwards and Howley were perhaps the greatest trio of 4-3 LBers ever (with no apologies to the Steelers of that time). He intercepted two passes in SB V and another in SB VI. He was SB MVP of V and maybe should have won it in VI.

    It's a shame he and Jordan don't get the credit they deserve. IMO, Howley was one of the greatest players to ever wear the star.
  2. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Without question, I think he should be.
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  3. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Was a great athletic player, who helped the Boys get to 2 Super Bowls, I think he was the first defensive player to get SB MVP.

    He gets my vote.
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  4. DallasEast

    DallasEast Cowboys 24/7/365 Zone Supporter

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    Isn't he STILL the only defensive player to win a Super Bowl MVP? I'm asking because I do not recall who has won the MVP in the last five or six Super Bowls.

    Yep. Howley should have been in the Hall decades ago.
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  5. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Howley is just beyond my cognizant football watching career to give an educated opinion. I hear he was better than Lee Roy Jordan and the rest, so I'll say yes, but that's based on other's opinions.
  6. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    The Cowboys have 3 more I can think of:

    White
    Martin
    Brown
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  7. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    absolutely...FYI...he has ranch out near Canton Tx which is about 60 miles east of Dallas
  8. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    There's been several defensive players win SB MVP but Howley is the only player to win the SB MVP award on a team that lost the SB.
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  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    He should have already been in, it is way overdue. Hope those who vote finally step up and do what is right.
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  10. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Yes and there are a few more from those 70's teams that should be also.
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  11. boysfanindc

    boysfanindc Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    2 interceptions and a fumble recovery will get you noticed.
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  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    ^^THIS^^
  13. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Of course, we homers will say he be HOF material.
    His time half passed. his window half closed.
  14. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Hey, Howley is no Sean Lee.

    Kidding.
  15. Tawney88

    Tawney88 Well-Known Member

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    He measures up favorably to his contemporaries already in the HOF. It's a shame he, Pearson, Harris and Martin aren't already in.
  16. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    ha ha, Seattle LB won just last SB. Not to mention our own Larry Brown. And Ray Lewis.
  17. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    I half to ask:

    If Howley be so great, why has he not been inducted?
    Bias?
    Politics?
    Overshadowed by greater players?

    Which is it? Something half kept him out for 4 decades.
  18. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    The NFL is slow
  19. Chuck 54

    Chuck 54 Well-Known Member

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    It would be easy for me to say, "YES" on Howley in the HOF....just look at my handle, Chuck 54....says how highly I regarded him. One of my favorite Cowboys of all time. One of the only four Ring of Honor guys who has never been a HOF finalist, and I'd say he deserves HOF consideration moreso than Meredith, Perkins, or Pearson.
  20. Tawney88

    Tawney88 Well-Known Member

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    Randy White and Harvey Martin were co MVPS Too
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