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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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2
+ - 1,410 254
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Roger Staubach Quarterback

3
+ - 987 236
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Dorsett Running back

4
+ - 1,190 236
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Troy Aikman Quarterback

5
+ - 915 207
Randy White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Randy White Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker

6
+ - 1,070 225
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Michael Irvin Wide receiver

7
+ - 1,104 187
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jason Witten Tight end

8
+ - 935 218
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Lilly Defensive tackle

9
+ - 762 165
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Larry Allen Tackle, Guard

10
+ - 681 174
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

11
+ - 713 200
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DeMarcus Ware Defensive end, Linebacker

12
+ - 618 183
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Drew Pearson Wide receiver

13
+ - 753 180
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Deion Sanders Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

14
+ - 439 159
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

15
+ - 526 152
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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16
+ - 485 136
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Hayes Wide receiver

17
+ - 448 166
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Harvey Martin Defensive end, Defensive lineman

18
+ - 500 127
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Darren Woodson Safety, Defensive back

19
+ - 465 170
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Daryl Johnston Running back, Fullback

20
+ - 517 130
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jay Novacek Tight end

21
+ - 396 157
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Lee Roy Jordan Linebacker, Center

22
+ - 387 138
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Chuck Howley Linebacker

23
+ - 409 167
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Meredith Quarterback

24
+ - 326 137
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

25
+ - 688 299
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Romo Quarterback

26
+ - 431 172
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Herschel Walker Running back, Return specialist

27
+ - 362 138
Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cliff Harris Safety, Defensive back

28
+ - 601 168
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Dez Bryant Return specialist, Wide receiver

29
+ - 377 120
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Nate Newton Tackle, Guard

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30
+ - 330 124
Charlie Waters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charlie Waters Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

31
+ - 371 152
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bill Bates Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

32
+ - 296 134
Leon Lett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Leon Lett Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

33
+ - 259 129
Erik Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Erik Williams Tackle

34
+ - 298 131
Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Everson Walls Cornerback, Safety

35
+ - 327 156
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Danny White Punter, Quarterback

36
+ - 370 132
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

37
+ - 263 113
Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Stepnoski Offensive Lineman, Center

38
+ - 275 116
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Calvin Hill Running back

39
+ - 225 122
Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Tuinei Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

40
+ - 202 33
Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Ezekiel Elliott Running Back - Running Back

41
+ - 247 117
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Walt Garrison Running back, Fullback

42
+ - 142 32
Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Dak Prescott

43
+ - 244 119
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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44
+ - 106 34
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Zack Martin Tightend

45
+ - 131 64
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Roy Williams Safety

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+ - 130 59
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jimmy Johnson Defensive lineman

47
+ - 202 136
Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Alvin Harper Wide receiver

48
+ - 182 161
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Terrell Owens Wide receiver

49
+ - 99 45
Tony Hill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Hill Wide receiver

50
+ - 167 93
Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Perkins Running back, Halfback