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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
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back
2
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback
3
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver
4
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end
5
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback
6
Randy White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker
7
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back
8
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle
9
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard
10
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker
11
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner
12
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive lineman
13
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver
14
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety
15
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
16
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver
17
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman
18
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman
19
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end
20
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Fullback
21
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker, Center
22
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker
23
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
24
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard
25
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback