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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.
list ordered by

1
2,305 551
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

2
2,230 422
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

3
1,845 436
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

4
1,517 400
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

5
1,606 400
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

6
1,791 314
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

7
1,394 327
Randy White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker

8
1,453 332
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle

9
1,171 251
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard

10
1,022 272
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive lineman

11
1,110 318
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

12
940 256
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

13
1,251 336
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

14
686 237
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

15
780 212
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

16
838 252
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

17
782 194
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

18
640 236
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

19
766 211
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

20
697 263
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Fullback

21
604 226
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker, Center

22
579 209
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker

23
1,160 484
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

24
590 247
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

25
481 197
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

26
537 187
Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

27
698 273
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

28
567 176
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard

29
504 170
Charlie Waters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

30
925 375
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

31
565 226
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

32
467 213
Leon Lett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

33
407 182
Erik Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle

34
513 223
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Punter, Quarterback

35
438 186
Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

36
406 165
Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

37
398 156
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

38
517 205
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

39
335 162
Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

40
366 160
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Fullback

41
279 83
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tight end

42
361 165
Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

43
318 111
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive lineman

44
221 84
Tony Hill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

45
204 77
Jethro Pugh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

46
392 309
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

47
260 129
Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Halfback

48
310 193
Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

49
233 141
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DustinJGreen added Safety

50
289 189
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
gameknight added Running back