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.
list ordered by

1
2,529 596
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

2
2,426 461
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

3
2,025 478
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

4
1,758 435
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

5
1,946 341
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

6
1,672 436
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

7
1,522 355
Randy White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker

8
1,589 349
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle

9
1,285 275
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard

10
1,118 295
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive lineman

11
1,220 340
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

12
1,030 276
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

13
1,375 370
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

14
756 254
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

15
856 224
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

16
925 267
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

17
693 252
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

18
860 209
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

19
833 223
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

20
659 238
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker, Center

21
758 281
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Fullback

22
632 219
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker

23
1,273 528
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

24
644 259
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

25
527 204
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

26
587 194
Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

27
630 184
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard

28
751 296
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

29
548 179
Charlie Waters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

30
989 413
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

31
616 239
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

32
510 222
Leon Lett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

33
487 194
Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

34
459 190
Erik Williams is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle

35
561 241
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Punter, Quarterback

36
447 173
Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

37
426 166
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

38
545 225
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

39
367 170
Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

40
332 90
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tight end

41
399 169
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Fullback

42
393 176
Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

43
366 121
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive lineman

44
249 94
Tony Hill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

45
232 83
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
435 339
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

47
281 134
Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Halfback

48
335 208
Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

49
320 207
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
gameknight added Running back

50
337 180
Thomas Henderson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker