The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time Football Players (American)
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The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

List Criteria: Please rank the players on their time with the Cowboys. No coaches or owners.

This is a list of the best Dallas Cowboys of all time. The Dallas Cowboys are not only the one of to the top teams in the NFL, but also the league's most valuable franchise. Why is that? For most of the Cowboys storied history, they've been one of the most successful teams in all of football. Combine that with the Cowboys penchant to having many of the greatest players in football history and renowned superstar players, it makes sense to why so many people will call themselves Cowboys fans. Many of the Cowboys players on this iist are some of the greatest players ever.

From 1966-1985, 20 consecutive seasons, the Cowboys possessed a winning record at the end of the season. This is a NFL record and the gold standard of success. Throughout the franchise's existence, the team has had a fair share of Hall of Fame players. Roger Staubach, "Bullet" Bob Hayes, Randy White, Tony Dorsett are some of the first Cowboys players to be inducted to the Football Hall of Fame. The team's run of success in the early '90s saw them win three Super Bowls in four years. Some of the best players in team history were on those teams. Hall of Famers Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, MIchael Irvin and Deion Sanders rounded out an NFL powerhouse.

This is the list of the best Dallas Cowboys players of all time. There are superstars, Hall of Famers, along with some of top position players in football history are all on this list. Feel free to add any player who is missing and should be considered one of the best Dallas Cowboys ever. Vote or rerank this list so it reflects who you think should be considered the greatest Dallas Cowboys of all time.
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1
    Roger Staubach

    1942 More
    100
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Emmitt Smith

    1969 More
    94
  3. 3
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    Down 16
    1953 More
    94
  4. 4
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    1939 More
    93
  5. 5
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    1954 More
    93
  6. 6
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    1966 More
    89
  7. 7
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    1951 More
    86
  8. 8
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    1951 More
    84
  9. 9
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    1966 More
    80
  10. 10
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    1982 More
    80
  11. 11
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    1971 More
    78
  12. 12
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    1950 More
    78
  13. 13
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    1941 More
    78
  14. 14
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    1941 More
    77
  15. 15
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    1942 More
    72
  16. 16
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    1938 More
    71
  17. 17
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    1936 More
    70
  18. 18
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    1966 More
    69
  19. 19
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    1982 More
    66
  20. 20
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    1948 More
    66
  21. 21
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    1964 More
    65
  22. 22
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jay Novacek

    1962 More
    64
  23. 23
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    1945 More
    61
  24. 24
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    1961 More
    60
  25. 25
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    Charlie Waters

    59
  26. 26
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    1952 More
    57
  27. 27
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    ranked low on reranks
    Darren Woodson

    1969 More
    55
  28. 28
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    1959 More
    53
  29. 29
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    1961 More
    53
  30. 30
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    1967 More
    51
  31. 31
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    1962 More
    51
  32. 32
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    1947 More
    51
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    1961 More
    49
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    No image
    1948 More
    48
  35. 35
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    1980 More
    48
  36. 36
    Up 34
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    1944 More
    48
  37. 37
    Up 51
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    1968 More
    47
  38. 38
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    1939 More
    46
  39. 39
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    ranked low on reranks
    Mark Stepnoski

    1967 More
    46
  40. 40
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    1960 More
    44
  41. 41
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    1953 More
    44
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    1968 More
    43
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    Bob Lilly

    41
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    1938 More
    40
  45. 45
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    1967 More
    39
  46. 46
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    No image
    1976 More
    38
  47. 47
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    new! Ron Springs

    37
    added by: JasonWrayAnderson
  48. 48
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    1967 More
    36
  49. 49
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    1984 More
    36
  50. 50
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    1944 More
    36
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