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Doc of the Day: LA Goes "Compton to Canton"


With the sports world hitting the pause button, there is an obvious huge void for fans, starving for sports entertainment.

The Dallas Cowboys media team has produced over 25 documentaries over the last five years and has decided to use this idle time to feature many of them, which include Emmy-winning and nominated productions that touch on a wide range of topics and players from all 60 seasons of Dallas Cowboys Football.

Today, we continue the series with a closer look at one of the greatest Cowboys offensive lineman to ever play.

"From Compton to Canton" is a story about Larry Allen, arguably the best guard in NFL history.  

This film, written, produced and edited by Steve Sullivan, with associate production from Chris Behm and Mickey Spagnola. This film aired in 2016, the second season of "Deep Blue" on and earned a Lone Star Emmy nomination.

The film focuses on the unusual journey Allen made from growing up in Compton, Calif. to a spot on the roster at Sonoma State in northern California. The Cowboys took a chance with a second-round pick and it turned out to be one of the greatest decisions in team history.

Allen, never one to open up to the cameras, gives several interviews in this story, detailing his journey to America's Team and eventually the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

(Note: All of the films can be seen either on, or the Cowboys NOW app, featuring Connected TV applications – Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire.)

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