At 78, a Dallas Cowboys legend has died.
On Wednesday night, the NFC East franchise announced that Ralph Neely, an ex-offensive lineman, had died earlier in this week.
Neely was one the greatest offensive linemen in franchise history. He was a Cowboys standout over 13 years and was a three time All-Pro.
On Wednesday night, the Cowboys shared some very difficult news via Twitter.
Our thoughts & prayers are with the Neely family. 💙
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) January 6, 2022
“Ralph Neely, one of the first great offensive linemen in team history, passed away this week at the age of 78.
Neely, who wore No. 73, played his entire 13-year NFL career with the Cowboys.
Playing from 1965-77, Neely played on five Super Bowl teams, including two championships.”
Super Bowl XII victory over the Broncos was Neely’s final game.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Neely’s family during this difficult time. We pray that he may rest in peace.