Lee Roy Jordan

#55 Lee Roy Jordan

Dallas Cowboys Linebacker 1963-1976

Lengendary Cowboy Lee Roy Jordan’s Bio

Date of birth: April 27, 1941
Birth Place: Excel, Alabama
College: Alabama
NFL Draft 1963 / Round 1/ Pick 6

Cowboys Great Linebacker Lee Roy Jordan Career Highlights

  • 2-Time All-Pro
  • 5-Time Pro Bowl
  • Cowboys Record 1,236 career tackles
  • Cowboys Record 743 solo career tackles
  • Second career assisted tackles, 493
  • 1 Super Bowl Title
  • 5 Conference Championships
  • 8 Division titles
  • Selected to Cowboys Silver Season All-Time Team (1984)
  • 1963 All-American at University of Alabama

More info from DCA on Ring of Honor inductee Lee Roy Jordan:

Lee Roy Jordan, an All-American out of Alabama was chosen as the Dallas Cowboys top pick in the 1963 draft. Jordan, a key member of the Cowboys’ famed “Doomsday Defense” played middle linebacker for the team for 14 years and to this day still ranks as the team’s all time leading tackler.

In his 14 seasons with the Cowboys, Jordan was a five-time Pro Bowler and played in three Super Bowls and five NFC Championship games. He was not only an able defender against the run and pass, but he also had a skill for recovering loose footballs.

It was his leadership and competitiveness that made Jordan such a great player according to the late Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry.

In 1989 Jordan became the seventh member of the Cowboys’ exclusive Ring of Honor.

Lee Roy Jordan’s Career Cowboys Stats

Defensive

Year Team G Int Yds TD Fum
1963 Dal 7 3 41 0 1
1964 Dal 12 1 3 0 1
1965 Dal 13 0 0 0 0
1966 Dal 14 1 49 1 1
1967 Dal 14 3 85 1 0
1968 Dal 14 3 17 0 2
1969 Dal 14 2 38 0 2
1970 Dal 14 1 6 0 1
1971 Dal 14 2 34 0 3
1972 Dal 14 2 18 0 1
1973 Dal 14 6 78 1 0
1974 Dal 14 2 23 0 1
1975 Dal 14 6 80 0 2
1976 Dal 14 0 0 0 1
Total 186 32 472 3 16
*Official tackle and sack stats not tabulated until 1979.

Before the NFL, Lee Roy Jordan played for the University of Alabama from 1960-1962. In his sophomore season of 1960, he assisted the Crimson Tide to an 8-2-1 record, finishing the year with a 3-3 tie against University of Texas at Austin in the Bluebonnet Bowl. The future Dallas Cowboys great Jordan was named MVP of the game. The following year, Alabama recorded an 11-0 record and won the national championship. Then in his final season with the Crimson tide, Jordan was a first team All-American, assisted his team to a 10-1 record, and was named the outstanding player of the Orange Bowl when he made 30 tackles en route to a 17-0 victory over the University of Oklahoma.

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