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List Rules 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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Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Emmitt Smith Running back

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+ - 1,450 262
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Roger Staubach Quarterback

3
+ - 1,225 247
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Troy Aikman Quarterback

4
+ - 1,008 251
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Dorsett Running back

5
+ - 1,097 232
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Michael Irvin Wide receiver

6
+ - 1,138 193
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jason Witten Tight end

7
+ - 933 217
Randy White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Randy White Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker

8
+ - 952 229
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Lilly Defensive tackle

9
+ - 780 175
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Larry Allen Tackle, Guard

10
+ - 694 184
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

11
+ - 730 206
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DeMarcus Ware Defensive end, Linebacker

12
+ - 779 184
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Deion Sanders Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

13
+ - 630 192
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Drew Pearson Wide receiver

14
+ - 448 168
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

15
+ - 536 161
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charles Haley Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

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+ - 455 173
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Harvey Martin Defensive end, Defensive lineman

17
+ - 493 141
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Hayes Wide receiver

18
+ - 507 132
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Darren Woodson Safety, Defensive back

19
+ - 525 137
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jay Novacek Tight end

20
+ - 472 178
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Daryl Johnston Running back, Fullback

21
+ - 404 164
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Lee Roy Jordan Linebacker, Center

22
+ - 395 146
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Chuck Howley Linebacker

23
+ - 704 310
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Romo Quarterback

24
+ - 616 173
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Dez Bryant Return specialist, Wide receiver

25
+ - 417 173
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Meredith Quarterback

26
+ - 330 143
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

27
+ - 442 177
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Herschel Walker Running back, Return specialist

28
+ - 383 125
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Nate Newton Tackle, Guard

29
+ - 365 144
Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cliff Harris Safety, Defensive back

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+ - 335 129
Charlie Waters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charlie Waters Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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+ - 378 156
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bill Bates Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

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+ - 300 141
Leon Lett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Leon Lett Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

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+ - 265 133
Erik Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Erik Williams Tackle

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+ - 302 137
Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Everson Walls Cornerback, Safety

35
+ - 330 163
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Danny White Punter, Quarterback

36
+ - 372 137
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

37
+ - 267 118
Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Stepnoski Offensive Lineman, Center

38
+ - 276 122
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Calvin Hill Running back

39
+ - 210 39
Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Ezekiel Elliott Running Back - Running Back

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+ - 151 40
Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Dak Prescott

41
+ - 231 126
Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Tuinei Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

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+ - 250 121
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Walt Garrison Running back, Fullback

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+ - 250 123
Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jim Jeffcoat Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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+ - 111 37
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Zack Martin Tightend

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+ - 135 69
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Roy Williams Safety

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+ - 207 140
Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Alvin Harper Wide receiver

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+ - 136 64
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jimmy Johnson Defensive lineman

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+ - 186 168
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Terrell Owens Wide receiver

49
+ - 104 49
Tony Hill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Hill Wide receiver

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+ - 171 96
Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Perkins Running back, Halfback