Football The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time  

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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.

1
2,170 507
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Emmitt Smith Running back

2
2,078 395
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Roger Staubach Quarterback

3
1,734 405
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Troy Aikman Quarterback

4
1,419 372
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Dorsett Running back

5
1,520 373
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Michael Irvin Wide receiver

6
1,686 297
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jason Witten Tight end

7
1,307 315
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
1,361 322
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Lilly Defensive tackle

9
1,100 243
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Larry Allen Tackle, Guard

10
959 262
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Ed Jones Defensive lineman

11
1,042 301
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DeMarcus Ware Defensive end, Linebacker

12
876 244
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Drew Pearson Wide receiver

13
1,178 303
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
632 230
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

15
723 202
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Hayes Wide receiver

16
780 237
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
723 185
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Darren Woodson Safety, Defensive back

18
606 230
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Harvey Martin Defensive end, Defensive lineman

19
722 201
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jay Novacek Tight end

20
655 253
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Daryl Johnston Running back, Fullback

21
562 220
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Lee Roy Jordan Linebacker, Center

22
536 204
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Chuck Howley Linebacker

23
1,065 455
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Romo Quarterback

24
557 241
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Meredith Quarterback

25
454 192
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

26
648 252
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Herschel Walker Running back, Return specialist

27
502 181
Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cliff Harris Safety, Defensive back

28
531 167
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Nate Newton Tackle, Guard

29
881 337
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Dez Bryant Return specialist, Wide receiver

30
473 164
Charlie Waters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charlie Waters Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

31
521 216
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bill Bates Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

32
430 203
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
381 173
Erik Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Erik Williams Tackle

34
468 215
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Danny White Punter, Quarterback

35
401 179
Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Everson Walls Cornerback, Safety

36
377 159
Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Stepnoski Offensive Lineman, Center

37
494 193
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

38
368 154
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Calvin Hill Running back

39
314 156
Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Tuinei Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

40
340 154
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Walt Garrison Running back, Fullback

41
258 75
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
CMCSS03 added Zack Martin Tight end

42
336 160
Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jim Jeffcoat Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

43
294 101
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jimmy Johnson Defensive lineman

44
200 77
Tony Hill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Tony Hill Wide receiver

45
364 277
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Terrell Owens Wide receiver

46
219 129
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DustinJGreen added Roy Williams Safety

47
294 185
Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Alvin Harper Wide receiver

48
244 125
Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Perkins Running back, Halfback

49
181 74
Jethro Pugh is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Jethro Pugh Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

50
265 175
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
gameknight added DeMarco Murray Running back