Larry Allen, dominant NFL lineman, dies at 52

Larry Allen embraces Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett before the 2013 Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio. Allen suddenly passed away Sunday while on vacation in Mexico. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY)

Larry Allen, a road grader of a guard and tackle for the Dallas Cowboys who, leveraging seemingly superhuman strength, cleared a path to a Super Bowl victory in 1996 and tallied 11 Pro Bowl selections, earning consideration as one of the greatest offensive linemen in National Football League history, died Sunday in Mexico. He was 52.