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 14
    1953 More
    94
  4. 4
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    Down 16
    1939 More
    93
  5. 5
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    Down 15
    1954 More
    93
  6. 6
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    Down 24
    1966 More
    89
  7. 7
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    Down 15
    1951 More
    86
  8. 8
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    Down 17
    1951 More
    85
  9. 9
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    Down 28
    1966 More
    82
  10. 10
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    1982 More
    81
  11. 11
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    1971 More
    80
  12. 12
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    Down 17
    1950 More
    78
  13. 13
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    1941 More
    78
  14. 14
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    1941 More
    78
  15. 15
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    1942 More
    74
  16. 16
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    1938 More
    73
  17. 17
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    1966 More
    72
  18. 18
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    1936 More
    72
  19. 19
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    1948 More
    70
  20. 20
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    1982 More
    70
  21. 21
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    1964 More
    68
  22. 22
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    ranked low on reranks
    Jay Novacek

    1962 More
    68
  23. 23
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    1945 More
    65
  24. 24
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    1961 More
    64
  25. 25
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    Charlie Waters

    64
  26. 26
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    1952 More
    62
  27. 27
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    Down 16

    ranked low on reranks
    Darren Woodson

    1969 More
    60
  28. 28
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    1948 More
    57
  29. 29
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    1959 More
    57
  30. 30
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    1961 More
    57
  31. 31
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    1967 More
    56
  32. 32
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    ranked high on reranks
    Walt Garrison

    1944 More
    55
  33. 33
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    1947 More
    55
  34. 34
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    1961 More
    54
  35. 35
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    1962 More
    53
  36. 36
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    Down 18
    1967 More
    52
  37. 37
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    Down 46
    1980 More
    51
  38. 38
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    Bob Lilly

    51
  39. 39
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    1968 More
    50
  40. 40
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    Down 25
    1953 More
    50
  41. 41
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    1939 More
    49
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    1960 More
    49
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    new! Ron Springs

    45
    added by: JasonWrayAnderson
  44. 44
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    1938 More
    45
  45. 45
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    ranked low on reranks
    Erik Williams

    1968 More
    45
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    1976 More
    45
  47. 47
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    1967 More
    43
  48. 48
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    1956 More
    42
  49. 49
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    1967 More
    41
  50. 50
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    ranked low on reranks
    Flozell Adams

    1975 More
    40
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