Cowboys legends DeMarcus Ware, Darren Woodson named Hall of Fame semifinalists

Two longtime Cowboys icons are among the 28 modern-day semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023,

 it was announced this week.

Outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware and safety Darren Woodson advance to the next round,

 as does linebacker Zach Thomas, who spent his final NFL season in Dallas.

The Cowboys’ all-time sackmaster became eligible for enshrinement last year and made it all the way to the final vote.

After nine seasons in Dallas, seven straight pro Bowl appearances,

 and four first-team All-Pro nods, Ware signed with Denver.

 He played four more years as a Bronco and won a Super Bowl ring for the 2015 season.

He’s been a semifinalist six times but has never advanced to the next stage.

and just the 21st member of the Cowboys’ prestigious Ring of Honor.

Thomas didn’t wear the star for long, but was well-known to Dallas fans after a stellar college career at Texas Tech.

 He was a mainstay for 13 seasons in Miami before joining the Cowboys for the 2008 campaign.

It proved to be his finale, as he suffered a concussion in training camp ,

with the Chiefs the following year and was released shortly thereafter.

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