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Ed Lee "Too Tall" Jones (born February 26, 1951 in Jackson, Tennessee) is one of only 3 players who played 15 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Jones' tenure is unique in "bridging gaps" of the franchise in that he was a teammate of both Bob Lilly and Troy Aikman. By the end of his 15 years with the Cowboys, he had a career sack total of 106. His highest single-season sack total was 13 (in 1985). He was a member of the famed "Doomsday Defense" squad of the 1970s. Jones was given the nickname "Too Tall" because of his height, 6 feet, 9 inches tall.

He graduated from the Merry High School in Jackson and attended Tennessee State University. Jones was the first overall draft choice in the 1974 NFL Draft.

Jones played defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys from 1974 through 1978, attempted a professional boxing career winning all of his bouts in 1979, and returned to Dallas to play for the Cowboys from 1980 through 1989. He was named All-Pro in 1981 and 1982, and played in 16 playoff games, including three Super Bowls. Jones played on three NFC champion teams and the 1978 Super Bowl winner. He retired for the second time in 1989, after a total of 15 seasons with the Cowboys.

Ed is a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and has made appearances on the American television shows Diff'rent Strokes and Married... with Children. Currently, Ed lives in Texas and spends much of his time making personal appearances, speaking engagements, and participating in celebrity golf tournaments.

 

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