Throwback Thursday: Rookie Larry Allen Shows Off Speed vs. Saints

In honor of Throwback Thursday, let's focus on one of the greatest individual plays the Cowboys have seen – and it occurred on their own interception.

Larry Allen, a first-ballot Hall of Fame lineman known more for his brute strength, put his speed on display as a rookie in 1994. With the world watching on a nationally-televised game in New Orleans, Allen, a rookie from Sonoma State (Calif.), showed off his incredible athleticism.

In honor of the popular social media trend "Throwback Thursday," and in preparation for Sunday night's game in New Orleans, the Cowboys have had plenty of memorable moments against the Saints.

On a Troy Aikman pass was that tipped at the line of scrimmage and then picked off by Saints linebacker Darion Conner at the Saints' 28, the flat-footed Allen wasn't about to let Conner take an interception to the house. Allen found the angle to track down Conner and amazingly caught the defender for an out-of-bounds tackle at the Cowboys 16.

The play not only saved a touchdown, but the Saints weren't able to score on the series and settled for a field goal in the eventual 24-16 win for the Cowboys.

Allen eventually became one of the greatest lineman in NFL history, making 10 Pro Bowls with the Cowboys, including seven straight from 1995-2001. While he was mainly a guard, Allen could move out to tackle and his production never decreased.

Easily one of the greatest Cowboys in franchise history, Allen showed on one night that athleticism can come in all shapes and sizes.

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