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Report: Gil Brandt, Jimmy Johnson could be next in line for Ring of Honor honors

Executives and coaches before players in Ring of Honor line.

NFL: 2017 NFL Draft Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys might dip into their past for new Ring of Honor candidates, but it looks like it won’t be players up for the honor. According to a report from Jean-Jacques Taylor, a source with the Cowboys says the next person in line for a spot in the Ring of Honor is former vice president of player personnel Gil Brandt. He worked for the Cowboys from 1960 to 1988 and is a legend in the scouting area of professional football. He, along with general manager Tex Schramm and head coach Tom Landry, created the Dallas Cowboys and they were all responsible for the franchise becoming a dynasty, and becoming so popular they were dubbed America’s Team. Both Schramm and Landry are already in the Ring of Honor.

Additionally, coach Jimmy Johnson is in consideration for Ring of Honor induction. Johnson, along with Jerry Jones, famously rebuilt the Cowboys in the early 90s into the second dynasty with three Super Bowls in four years, of which Johnson coached two. We’ll always wonder what more could have been done if Johnson and Jones could have gotten along for a longer period. Their acrimonious breakup has healed over the years, enough that Johnson is being considered for the honor.

Jean-Jacques Taylor also mentions that the Cowboys would like to get all of the 90s players that deserve to enter the Ring of Honor done before moving on to players like DeMarcus Ware, Jason Witten and Tony Romo. One candidate under consideration is tight end Jay Novacek.

What are your thoughts on who should be next in the Ring of Honor?

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