The Dallas Cowboys Larry Allen Was Built Different

The most important lesson he learned in life on his journey from Compton To Canton

Barry Gipson
3 min readMar 1, 2024

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Spending his first twelve seasons with the Cowboys, Larry Allen earned ten Pro Bowl selections and seven first-team All-Pro honors. His ten Pro Bowl selections are the most for a Cowboys offensive player. He was also part of the team that won a Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXX over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Allen played his final two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, where he received his eleventh Pro Bowl selection. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

HUB CITY

Larry Allen was stabbed 12 times in the head, shoulder, and neck by a young neighbor while trying to protect his brother at the age of 10. Growing up in Compton, CA is not for the faint of heart. During…

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Barry Gipson

A Father, Dallas Cowboys fan, and veteran sharing advice and more for the '24 NFL season. A pivot in content.