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The Best Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 10, 2020 30.3k votes 5.5k voters 117.3k views41 items

Big fan of Dallas football? Then check out this list of Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks with photos! It includes every starting quarterback throughout Dallas Cowboys history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This roster contains many American football greats, players in the game with the highest ratings in the NFL. The QB is the leader of the offensive team, the one who often calls the plays. Although most teams use an offensive coordinator now, QBs still need to know the intricacies of the rules for trick plays and tactics. Many of the most famous Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks of all time are also among the best quarterbacks in NFL history. You can also vote for the best Dallas Cowboys running backs and the best Dallas Cowboys wide receivers.

Featuring some of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time, the best Cowboys QBs include former stars like Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman, and Tony Romo, and current QB Dak Prescott, among many other football greats.

Who are the best quarterbacks in Dallas Cowboys history? They're on this comprehensive list, along with all of the other sports stars who have had the honor of being the arm behind this beloved Texas team. Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of Dallas Cowboys quarterback.

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    Seasons: 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973, 1971, 1979, 1969

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  • 2
    2,195
    545

    Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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    #1410 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time#26 of 26 NFL Players Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

  • 3
    1,731
    878

    Seasons: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006

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  • 4

    Seasons: 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

    More Don Meredith 

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  • 5
    1,212
    641

    Seasons: 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1965

    More Craig Morton 

    #4 of 11 The Best Backup Quarterbacks to Reach a Super Bowl#16 of 106 The Best Denver Broncos of All Time

  • 6
    1,090
    591

    Seasons: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1978

    More Danny White 

    #17 of 45 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '80s#35 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s

  • 7
    1,132
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    Dak Prescott

    Seasons: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

  • 8

    Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

  • 9

    Seasons: 2006, 2005

    More Drew Bledsoe 

    #579 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#212 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • 10
    252
    373

    Steve Beuerlein

    Seasons: 1991

  • 11

    Seasons: 2000

    More Randall Cunningham 

    #3 of 30 The Best Black Quarterbacks Of All Time#11 of 41 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '90s

  • 12

    Seasons: 2004

    More Vinny Testaverde 

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  • 13

    Seasons: 1985, 1984

    More Gary Hogeboom 

    #57 of 66 The Best Arizona Cardinals Quarterbacks of All Time#2 of 30 The Best Central Michigan Chippewas Quarterbacks of All Time

  • 14

    Seasons: 1993

    More Bernie Kosar 

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  • 15
    356
    589

    Jason Garrett

    Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1994, 1993

  • 16
    202
    373

    Seasons: 2010

  • 17

    Seasons: 1996

  • 18

    Seasons: 1975

  • 19

    Seasons: 1989

  • 20

    Seasons: 1994

  • 21

    Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

  • 22

    Seasons: 1988, 1986, 1986

  • 23

    Seasons: 2017, 2015

    More Kellen Moore 

    #30 of 119 The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time#1 of 30 The Best Boise State Broncos Quarterbacks of All Time

  • 24
    73
    191

    Kevin Sweeney

    Seasons: 1988, 1987

  • 25
    78
    211

    Jerry Rhome

    Seasons: 1966, 1965