Dallas Cowboys Legend Dies While Vacationing Aged 52

(Daily360.com) An NFL legend and Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman, Larry Allen, passed away unexpectedly while on vacation in Mexico. Allen was drafted by the Cowboys in 1994 and was part of the team that won Super Bowl XXX in 1996. The Cowboys won that Super Bowl over the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17.

Allen had no known health concerns and no details regarding the cause of his death have been provided. He was 52 years old at the time of his death. The NFL player spent 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and finished his career with two seasons on the San Francisco 49ers. Allen holds a Cowboys record with 10 pro-bowl visits, the most for an offensive player in Cowboys history.

Allen was inducted into the NFL hall of fame in 2013. At the induction ceremony he said his career goal was to earn the respect of the players throughout the NFL, including his teammates and opponents. He said that the induction proved that he earned that respect and was honored for the privilege. In 2019, Allen was included in the NFL’s list of the 100 greatest players of all time as part of the 100 year celebration of the league’s existence.

Allen’s daughter Jayla posted a statement of grievance on Instagram following her father’s death. She said she doesn’t know where to go from here while she called the experience “shocking.” Jayla also said she is heartbroken and the fact that he is no longer here feels like a “nightmare.” Allen’s daughter went on to share her gratitude that she had a father who was also her best friend and could always make her smile. Allen leaves behind his wife and three children.

The Dallas Cowboys released a statement following Allen’s death. They said they are saddened to hear the news of his death while referring to him as one of the “most respected and accomplished” players in the history of the NFL to play the position of lineman.

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