Wright was known as a great athlete for his size. After being a standout at Fort Valley State, Wright would be drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1967 as a tight end. After three years of playing tight end, Wright would play 166 games starting at right tackle and play in six NFC Championship games and five Super Bowls, winning two of them (Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII). He anchored the line for an offense that finished in the top 10 in scoring all 10 seasons in the 1970s, while helping pave the way for the first five 1,000-yard rushers in Dallas Cowboys history. Wright played at a time when the right tackle was the most important spot on the offensive line, and was usually paired against the opponent's best pass rusher. Wright broke the mold for men his size. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2006.