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Cowboys Expected to Sign Guard Larry Allen Jr. 


Larry Allen Jr. has been a part of the Dallas Cowboys "family" practically since birth. Now, he has a shot to make the roster.

The son of arguably the best offensive lineman in Cowboys history, Allen Jr. has agreed to terms as an undrafted free agent.

An offensive lineman from Harvard, Allen Jr. will be among 12-15 unsigned free agents to join the Cowboys. They will officially sign next week before the Cowboys' rookie minicamp on May 9-11 in Frisco.

The Cowboys have yet to officially announce the names of their rookie free agents, but have agreed to terms with a few players already, including Kansas defensive end Daniel Wise, Kentucky cornerback Chris Westry, Clemson offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt and North Texas wide receiver Jalen Guyton.

The undrafted players, along with the eight drafted rookies, are expected to compete in the three-day minicamp at The Star.

But all eyes will be on Allen Jr., a first-team All-Ivy League team standout this past season. Allen Jr. was a first-team selection as a sophomore in 2016 for the Crimson and second-team all-conference as a redshirt freshman in 2015.

His father was drafted by the Cowboys 25 years ago as a second-round pick from Sonoma State (Calif.) in 1994. Allen went on to become the most decorated lineman in team history, earning 10 Pro Bowls with the Cowboys, playing mostly guard, but one season at tackle. He earned an 11th Pro Bowl selection with the 49ers.

He signed a one-day contract with the Cowboys in 2008 to officially retire with the team. He was inducted into the Ring of Honor in 2011 and then into to the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio in 2013.