Bob Lilly was the first player ever drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1961 and he eventually became one of the players who led the team into a generation of greatness. As the Cowboys' defensive tackle, the Cowboys achieved a victory in Super Bowl VI. He also won All-Pro honors and played in the Pro Bowl. His coach, Tom Landry, called him "the greatest Cowboy player ever." He was the first former player picked for the Cowboys Ring of Honor, and five years after his retirement he became the first former Cowboy to earn a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lilly was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1975.