The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday afternoon that it has named two contributors as finalists for election in 2017: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

Jones has owned the Cowboys since 1989. One of his first moves was firing legendary coach Tom Landry and replacing him with former college teammate Jimmy Johnson. Jerry and Jimmy won two Super Bowls together before their partnership ended in acrimonious fashion. The Cowboys won another Super Bowl with Barry Switzer as the top man in charge but have won only two playoff games since.

Still, Jones has been one of the most powerful and influential owners in the league since buying the Cowboys, who have become the most valuable franchise in all of sports with his help. He also played a sizable role in bringing the NFL back to Los Angeles, spearheading the push to move the Rams back across the country from St. Louis to California.

Tagliabue, meanwhile, was Roger Goodell's predecessor as the league's commissioner. He served in the post from 1989 through 2006. Tagliabue saw the league expand from 28 to 32 teams on his watch (even as the league left Los Angeles and then left and returned to Cleveland and Houston) and oversaw years of labor peace, but has become a more controversial figure since vacating his post. Tagliabue had close ties to Dr. Elliot Pellman, who he appointed as the chairman of the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee to study the effects of concussions in football.