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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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Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Roger Staubach Quarterback

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Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Troy Aikman Quarterback

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Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Dorsett Running back

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Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Michael Irvin Wide receiver

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Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jason Witten Tight end

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Hayes Wide receiver

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Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Harvey Martin Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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

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Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Daryl Johnston Running back, Fullback

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Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jay Novacek Tight end

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

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

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Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Meredith Quarterback

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Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

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Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Romo Quarterback

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Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Dez Bryant Return specialist, Wide receiver

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Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cliff Harris Safety, Defensive back

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

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Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Herschel Walker Running back, Return specialist

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

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

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

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

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

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Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Tuinei Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

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Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Calvin Hill Running back

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Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Ezekiel Elliott Running Back - Running Back

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Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Walt Garrison Running back, Fullback

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Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jim Jeffcoat Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Dak Prescott

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

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

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Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jimmy Johnson Defensive lineman

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Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Alvin Harper Wide receiver

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

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