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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.

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2,010 469
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Emmitt Smith Running back

2
1,950 366
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Roger Staubach Quarterback

3
1,609 376
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Troy Aikman Quarterback

4
1,424 338
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Michael Irvin Wide receiver

5
1,320 344
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Dorsett Running back

6
1,561 275
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jason Witten Tight end

7
1,209 304
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
1,272 303
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Lilly Defensive tackle

9
1,028 230
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Larry Allen Tackle, Guard

10
893 248
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

11
974 277
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DeMarcus Ware Defensive end, Linebacker

12
1,095 271
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Deion Sanders Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

13
812 233
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Drew Pearson Wide receiver

14
670 183
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Hayes Wide receiver

The Best Dallas Cowboys Linebackers of All Time

15
720 222
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charles Haley Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

16
588 219
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

17
670 174
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Darren Woodson Safety, Defensive back

18
569 219
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Harvey Martin Defensive end, Defensive lineman

19
667 187
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jay Novacek Tight end

20
602 238
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Daryl Johnston Running back, Fullback

21
522 210
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Lee Roy Jordan Linebacker, Center

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501 193
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Chuck Howley Linebacker

23
989 415
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Romo Quarterback

24
522 218
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Meredith Quarterback

25
598 229
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Herschel Walker Running back, Return specialist

26
420 181
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

27
836 292
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Dez Bryant Return specialist, Wide receiver

28
465 170
Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cliff Harris Safety, Defensive back

The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

29
497 159
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Nate Newton Tackle, Guard

30
432 159
Charlie Waters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charlie Waters Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

31
480 205
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bill Bates Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

32
400 183
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
352 168
Erik Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Erik Williams Tackle

34
438 198
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Danny White Punter, Quarterback

35
377 171
Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Everson Walls Cornerback, Safety

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36
412 97
Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Michael Zeiger added Ezekiel Elliott Running Back - Running Back

37
461 181
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

38
349 151
Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Stepnoski Offensive Lineman, Center

39
341 149
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Calvin Hill Running back

40
291 150
Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Tuinei Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

41
311 147
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Walt Garrison Running back, Fullback

42
223 65
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
CMCSS03 added Zack Martin Tightend

The Best Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks of All Time

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315 151
Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jim Jeffcoat Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

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312 120
Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
ILikeSports added Dak Prescott

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241 92
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jimmy Johnson Defensive lineman

46
329 244
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Terrell Owens Wide receiver

47
201 111
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DustinJGreen added Roy Williams Safety

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172 68
Tony Hill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Tony Hill Wide receiver

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228 117
Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Perkins Running back, Halfback

50
265 176
Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Alvin Harper Wide receiver