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Ed 'Too Tall' Jones
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Football Player
    (February 23, 1951- )
    Born in Jackson, Tennessee
    Alumni of Tennessee State
    First pick in the first round draft of the Dallas Cowboys (1974)
    Played defensive end for the Cowboys (1974-78, 1980-89) as part of the Doomsday Defense
    224 games
    693 solo tackles, 1,032 combined tackles
    105 sacks
    Two First-Team All-Pro selections (1981,1982)
    Three Pro Bowl selections (1981-83)
    One Super Bowl championship (SB XII-Jan. 15, 1978)
    Acted in 'Semi-Tough (1977),' 'The Double McGuffin (1979)' and 'Necessary Roughness (1991)'
    At 6 foot, 9 inches - 271 pounds, his nickname is 'Too Tall' (how original).
    He only had three interceptions his entire career.
    He was on two Super Bowl losing teams (1976, 1979).
    In 1979, he quit the Cowboys to become a professional boxer.
    With a 6-0 pro boxing record, he decided he made a mistake and hightailed it back to the Cowboys in 1980.
    He was a guest referee for the cheesy 20-man battle royale at WrestleMania 2 (April 7, 1986).
    He was offered several basketball scholarships in high school and didn't play football until college.
    The three years he played football for Tennessee State, the team lost just one game.
    Boxing aside, he never missed a Cowboys game, playing in 232 consecutive games (including playoffs).
    He was the first Cowboy to play 15 years with the team.
    He spent his entire career with the Cowboys and is the only man who played with both Dallas Hall of Famers Bob Lilly and Troy Aikman.
    He guest starred as himself on the TV shows 'Diff'rent Strokes' (1981) and 'Married... with Children' (1992).
    As an entrepreneur, he started a boxing team for young fighters and founded the Ed 'Too Tall Jones' Scholarship, awarding eligible college students at Dallas County's Brookhaven College stipends to offset tuition fees and books.

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