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Edward Lee Jones (born February 23, 1951), commonly known as Ed "Too Tall" Jones due to his height, is an American former professional football player who was a defensive end for 15 seasons (1974–1978, 1980–1989) for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL).
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The 6’9” DE, Ed “Too Tall” Jones was a 2x All-American & 2x Black College Football Champion at TSU. He is the 1st player from an HBCU to be drafted #1 overall- in 1974 by the Dallas Cowboys. The Super Bowl champion tallied 106 sacks & was selected to 3 Pro-Bowls.
Ed “Too Tall” Jones was physically imposing, to be sure. But Tom Landry and his coaches in Dallas weren’t entirely sure- at first- where to put the six-foot-nine-inch tall 23-year-old.
Ed 'Too Tall' Jones. Actor: The Wedding Ringer. Edward Lee Jones was born February 23, 1951 in Jackson, Tennessee. He graduated from Merry High School in Jackson and attended Tennessee State University. Jones was the number one draft choice of the NFL in 1974.
Ed “Too Tall” Jones is one of the most recognizable Dallas Cowboys players in the club’s storied history for his size, his name, and his performance on the field. He’s also remembered for his sudden retirement in 1979 to take up boxing before returning to football a year later.
Ed "Too Tall" Jones left the Cowboys in 1979 to try his luck as a professional boxer. He won all six of his pro fights -- five by knockout -- but returned to the Cowboys after 10 months in the ...