IRVING, Texas - The Cowboys have some strong representation in the latest round of semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2015 class.
Among them is former safety Darren Woodson, the Cowboys' all-time leading tackler who made it to the round of 26 for the first time.
Woodson, who played 12 seasons – all with Dallas – from 1992-2003, won a Super Bowl ring in each of his first two seasons with the team. He is the only player in Cowboys' history to play under five head coaches, including one season with Bill Parcells in 2003.
His first coach, Jimmy Johnson, is also one of the 26 semifinalists. Johnson won two Super Bowl rings with the Cowboys in 1992-93.
Also on the list is Charles Haley, who has made it to this round for the last six years and has even been a Hall of Fame finalist for the last five years but has yet to get the call. Haley helped the Cowboys win three Super Bowls and is the only player in NFL history with five Super Bowl rings.
The Class of 2015 will be selected from a list of 16 modern-era finalists plus one senior finalist (former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff) and two contributor finalists (Bill Polian and Ron Wolf). All finalists musts receive 80 percent of the vote to be elected. The maximum number of inductees this year is eight.
The announcement will take place Jan. 31 in Phoenix, the day before Super Bowl XLIX.
Here's a look at all of the 2015 semifinalists:
Quarterbacks: Kurt Warner
Wide Receivers: Tim Brown, Isaac Bruce, Marvin Harrison, Torry Holt
Running Backs: Jerome Bettis, Roger Craig, Terrell Davis, Edgerrin James,
Offensive Linemen: Joe Jacoby, Kevin Mawae, Mike Kenn, Orlando Pace, Will Shields
Defensive Linemen: Charles Haley
Linebackers: Kevin Greene, Karl Mecklenburg, Junior Seau
Defensive Backs: Darren Woodson Steve Atwater, Ty Law, John Lynch,
Kickers/Punters: Morten Andersen
Coaches: Jimmy Johnson Don Coryell, Tony Dungy