They are among the best of the best. The Dallas Cowboys all came together for a ceremony to unveil the Cowboys Ring of Honor Walk at the team’s practice facility, The Star in Frisco.
Those still alive who make up the Cowboys Ring of Honor were all there. Among them, the triplets -- Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith and Troy Aikman.
From the previous era, Roger Staubach, Drew Pearson, and Tony Dorsett were in attendance as well.
Michael Irvin says he is humbled to be among the elite group.
”Not just our guys but those before us that helped truly build America’s team to where it is,” said Irvin.
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Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rushee, had his youngest son Elijah beside him for the unveiling of his monument.
”If my kids ever forget what their daddy used to do, they will always have a place to go,” joked Smith.
Former Safety Darren Woodson says he remembers the day he first walked into Texas Stadium and saw the Ring of Honor.
”I still remember to this day. I was sitting next to Kevin Smith on the star and and I looked up and said, 'One of these days I want to be up there. I want to go into the history books as one of the greatest Cowboys.'"
Troy Aikman, the first player drafted by Jerry Jones after he bought the team, went on to lead the Cowboys to three Super Bowl wins.
“Never at that time did I think my name would be in the Ring of Honor, but I'm really honored," he said.
The greatest of America’s team all stood shoulder to shoulder for this historical moment in Cowboys history.