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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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1
1,975 447
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Emmitt Smith Running back

2
1,901 354
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Roger Staubach Quarterback

3
1,579 359
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Troy Aikman Quarterback

4
1,391 326
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Michael Irvin Wide receiver

5
1,286 329
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Dorsett Running back

6
1,522 264
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jason Witten Tight end

7
1,181 295
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
1,235 295
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Lilly Defensive tackle

9
1,004 221
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Larry Allen Tackle, Guard

10
873 242
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

11
951 265
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DeMarcus Ware Defensive end, Linebacker

12
1,062 258
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
797 230
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Drew Pearson Wide receiver

14
650 180
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Hayes Wide receiver

The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time

15
577 213
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

16
703 215
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charles Haley Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

17
654 172
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Darren Woodson Safety, Defensive back

18
557 216
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Harvey Martin Defensive end, Defensive lineman

19
655 183
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jay Novacek Tight end

20
592 230
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Daryl Johnston Running back, Fullback

21
510 207
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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22
492 189
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Chuck Howley Linebacker

23
961 408
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Romo Quarterback

24
514 211
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Meredith Quarterback

25
580 223
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Herschel Walker Running back, Return specialist

26
411 179
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

27
819 280
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Dez Bryant Return specialist, Wide receiver

28
489 154
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Nate Newton Tackle, Guard

The Best Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks of All Time

29
452 168
Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cliff Harris Safety, Defensive back

30
421 156
Charlie Waters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charlie Waters Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

31
474 198
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bill Bates Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

32
389 178
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
343 164
Erik Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Erik Williams Tackle

34
426 193
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Danny White Punter, Quarterback

35
373 170
Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Everson Walls Cornerback, Safety

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36
394 92
Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Michael Zeiger added Ezekiel Elliott Running Back - Running Back

37
454 179
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

38
342 149
Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Stepnoski Offensive Lineman, Center

39
334 147
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Calvin Hill Running back

40
284 149
Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Tuinei Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

41
306 146
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Walt Garrison Running back, Fullback

42
211 63
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
CMCSS03 added Zack Martin Tightend

The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

43
308 150
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

44
299 111
Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
ILikeSports added Dak Prescott

45
230 88
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jimmy Johnson Defensive lineman

46
197 103
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DustinJGreen added Roy Williams Safety

47
314 235
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Terrell Owens Wide receiver

48
166 67
Tony Hill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Tony Hill Wide receiver

49
223 115
Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Perkins Running back, Halfback

50
261 174
Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Alvin Harper Wide receiver