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The Best Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated January 10, 2020 30.5k votes 5.4k voters 116.3k 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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  • Roger Staubach1

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

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  • Troy Aikman2
    2,222
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    Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

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  • Tony Romo3
    1,754
    884

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

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    #190 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#39 of 71 Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments

  • Don Meredith4

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

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    #19 of 63 Every Quarterback To Achieve A Perfect Passer Rating#31 of 139 The Best Dallas Cowboys Of All Time

  • Craig Morton5
    1,216
    632

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

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

  • Danny White6
    1,098
    594

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

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    #35 of 39 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the 1970s#24 of 84 The Most Overlooked Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Dak Prescott7
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    Dak Prescott

    Seasons: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016

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  • Eddie LeBaron8

    Seasons: 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960

  • Drew Bledsoe9

    Seasons: 2006, 2005

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    #49 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#206 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Randall Cunningham10

    Seasons: 2000

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    #46 of 54 The Greatest NFL Punters of All Time#10 of 51 The Best NFL Players From California

  • Steve Beuerlein11
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    Steve Beuerlein

    Seasons: 1991

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    #30 of 41 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '90s#46 of 51 The Best College Football Quarterbacks of the 1990s

  • Vinny Testaverde12

    Seasons: 2004

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  • Jason Garrett13
    360
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    Jason Garrett

    Seasons: 1999, 1998, 1994, 1993

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    #48 of 63 The Best NFL Head Coaches to Have a Beer With#6 of 8 The Best Dallas Cowboys Coaches of All Time

  • Gary Hogeboom14

    Seasons: 1985, 1984

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    #2 of 30 The Best Central Michigan Chippewas Quarterbacks of All Time#45 of 66 The Best Arizona Cardinals Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Bernie Kosar15

    Seasons: 1993

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  • Jon Kitna16
    203
    375

    Seasons: 2010

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  • Wade Wilson17

    Seasons: 1996

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    #72 of 134 The Best Minnesota Vikings Of All Time#13 of 39 The Best Atlanta Falcons Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Clint Longley18

    Seasons: 1975

  • Steve Walsh19

    Seasons: 1989

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    #22 of 66 The Best Chicago Bears Quarterbacks of All Time#51 of 56 The Best Los Angeles Rams Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Rodney Peete20

    Seasons: 1994

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  • Quincy Carter21

    Seasons: 2003, 2002, 2001

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    #91 of 142 The Biggest First Round NFL Draft Pick Busts#11 of 32 The Best Georgia Bulldogs Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Steve Pelluer22

    Seasons: 1988, 1986, 1986

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    #49 of 66 The Best University of Washington Football Players Ever#12 of 31 The Best Washington Huskies Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Kellen Moore23

    Seasons: 2017, 2015

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

  • Kevin Sweeney24
    72
    191

    Kevin Sweeney

    Seasons: 1988, 1987

  • Jerry Rhome25
    77
    209

    Jerry Rhome

    Seasons: 1966, 1965

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