State Your Case: John Niland blocked for a Dallas rushing attack that finished in the NFL's Top 5 in eight of his nine seasons. But the Hall of Fame has not heard his case
In John Niland's nine seasons in the Dallas blocking front, the Cowboys finished in the Top 5 in rushing eight times and won 73.8 percent of their games. But six Pro Bowls and a Super Bowl ring haven't been enough to get him into the Hall of Fame discussion.
QB Dak Prescott and Pro Bowl DTs Fletcher Cox and Chris Jones head up the all-time Mississippi State NFL team.
Mississippi State has become a factory for fullbacks but Pro Bowl talent also abounds on the all-time Bulldog NFL team. Pro Bowlers Dak Prescott, Fletcher Cox, Chris Jones, K.J. Wright and Darrius Slay would all line up on this team.
The all-time Oklahoma State NFL team would be flush in running backs (Hall of Famers Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas) and pass rushers (Pro Bowlers Leslie O'Neal, Dexter Manley and Kevin Williams).