Ralph Neely Death – Obituary – Ralph Neely, a two-time All-Pro whom the Dallas Cowboys called “one of the first great offensive linemen in team history,” died this week. He was 78 years old.
Neely played 13 seasons in the NFL, all with the Cowboys from 1965-77. He was a full-time starter from Dallas from Day 1. after the Cowboys selected out of Oklahoma with the final pick of the 1965 draft.
He played his first five seasons at left tackle before transitioning to left tackle, where he professional Roger Staubach’s blindside.
Ralph Neely Death – Obituary, Former Cowboys All-Pro Who Played On 70s Super Bowl Teams Passed Away
The Cowboys announced Neely’s death on Wednesday. They did not release the cause of the death.