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
2,406 579
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

2
2,325 443
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

3
1,930 459
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

4
1,590 420
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

5
1,672 418
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

6
1,862 326
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

7
1,453 341
Randy White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker

8
1,520 339
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle

9
1,219 266
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard

10
1,067 281
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive lineman

11
1,163 330
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

12
981 268
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

13
1,304 352
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

14
716 245
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

15
818 219
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

16
883 261
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

17
825 202
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

18
666 243
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

19
804 217
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

20
729 273
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Fullback

21
631 230
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker, Center

22
603 213
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker

23
1,213 506
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

24
617 252
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

25
502 200
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

26
563 189
Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

27
599 179
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard

28
717 283
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

29
526 172
Charlie Waters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

30
954 397
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

31
587 231
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

32
485 216
Leon Lett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

33
429 186
Erik Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle

34
534 231
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Punter, Quarterback

35
459 188
Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

36
426 167
Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

37
410 160
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

38
530 214
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

39
349 166
Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

40
381 163
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Fullback

41
307 87
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tight end

42
375 169
Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

43
335 118
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive lineman

44
233 89
Tony Hill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

45
218 78
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
414 321
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

47
270 130
Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Halfback

48
323 199
Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

49
239 149
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DustinJGreen added Safety

50
301 199
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
gameknight added Running back