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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    - 69

    the people's #1
    Quarterback

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 538
    - 74

    most listed
    Running back

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 363
    - 60

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker

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  4. 4
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    - 57

    Running back

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    - 57

    Defensive tackle

    ) open
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    Quarterback

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    - 60

    Wide receiver

    ) open
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    - 64

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Wide receiver

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  9. 9
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    - 60
    ) open
  10. 10
    + 376
    - 54

    Tight end

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  11. 11
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    - 50

    ranked low on reranks
    Tackle, Guard

    ) open
  12. 12
    + 168
    - 53

    Cornerback, Safety

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  13. 13
    + 184
    - 57

    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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  14. 14
    + 168
    - 64

    Linebacker, Center

    ) open
  15. 15
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    - 43

    Wide receiver

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  16. 16
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    - 63

    Quarterback

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  17. 17
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    - 65

    ranked low on reranks
    Defensive end, Linebacker

    ) open
  18. 18
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    - 56

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Linebacker

    ) open
  19. 19
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    - 64

    Running back, Fullback

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 189
    - 55

    Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

    ) open
  21. 21
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    - 47

    ranked low on reranks
    Tight end

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 152
    - 58

    Safety, Defensive back

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 136
    - 55
    ) open
  24. 24
    + 125
    - 39

    Charlie Waters

  25. 25
    + 155
    - 65

    Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

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  26. 26
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    - 45

    ranked low on reranks
    Safety, Defensive back

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  27. 27
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    - 64

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Punter, Quarterback

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  28. 28
    + 205
    - 67

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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  29. 29
    + 170
    - 66

    Running back, Return specialist

    ) open
  30. 30
    + 129
    - 53

    Cornerback, Safety

    ) open
  31. 31
    + 238
    - 98

    Quarterback

    ) open
  32. 32
    + 155
    - 54

    Tackle, Guard

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 120
    - 56

    Running back

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  34. 34
    + 145
    - 56

    Tight end

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  35. 35
    + 109
    - 53

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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    Running back, Fullback

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    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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    Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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    Bob Lilly

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    Offensive Lineman, Center

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    Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

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  43. 43
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    + 51
    - 33

    Running back, Halfback

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  45. 45
    + 85
    - 61

    Wide receiver

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    + 181
    - 65

    ranked low on reranks
    Return specialist, Wide receiver

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    - 59
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  48. 48
    + 100
    - 94

    Return specialist, Wide receiver

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    added by JasonWrayAnderson
    Ron Springs

  50. 50
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    - 40

    Defensive end

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