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The Best Dallas Cowboys Of All Time

Updated April 13, 2020 102.3k votes 7.5k voters 107.5k views139 items

List RulesPlease 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, winning rings with Hall of Fame-level Cowboys players. 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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  • Roger Staubach1
    3,163
    632

    Roger Staubach

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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    #137 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#13 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time

  • Bob Lilly2
    2,107
    440

    Bob Lilly

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceOlney, Texas

  • Randy White3
    2,039
    451

    Randy White

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Larry Allen4
    1,806
    370

    Larry Allen

    Tackle, Guard

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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    #22 of 28 The Best NFL Players With The Most Pro Bowl Appearances#20 of 51 The Best NFL Players From California

  • Tony Dorsett5
    2,284
    533

    Tony Dorsett

    Running back

    BirthplaceRochester, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • Emmitt Smith6
    3,297
    830

    Emmitt Smith

    Running back

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

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    #957 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time#423 of 583 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • Troy Aikman7
    2,649
    666

    Troy Aikman

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceWest Covina, California, United States of America

  • Ed Jones8
    1,571
    366

    Ed Jones

    Defensive lineman

    BirthplaceJackson, Tennessee, United States of America

  • Jason Witten9
    2,439
    609

    Jason Witten

    Tight end

    BirthplaceElizabethton, Tennessee, United States of America

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    #130 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#65 of 67 The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

  • Darren Woodson10
    1,223
    271

    Darren Woodson

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

  • Drew Pearson11
    1,397
    322

    Drew Pearson

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceSouth River, New Jersey

  • Bob Hayes12
    1,211
    271

    Bob Hayes

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

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    #11 of 38 The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s#38 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

  • Michael Irvin13
    2,302
    661

    Michael Irvin

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceFort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America

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    #36 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#3 of 64 The Best Miami Football Players of All Time

  • Deion Sanders14
    2,012
    552

    Deion Sanders

    Cornerback, Punt returner

    BirthplaceFort Myers, Florida, United States of America

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    #130 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#29 of 106 The Best Atlanta Braves Of All Time

  • Jay Novacek15
    1,067
    267

    Jay Novacek

    Tight end

    BirthplaceMartin, South Dakota, United States of America

  • Charles Haley16
    1,243
    329

    Charles Haley

    Defensive end, Linebacker

    BirthplaceGladys, Virginia, Virginia

  • DeMarcus Ware17
    1,625
    479

    DeMarcus Ware

    Defensive end, Linebacker

    BirthplaceAuburn, Alabama

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    #136 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#42 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

  • Charlie Waters18
    738
    165

    Charlie Waters

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

  • Mel Renfro19
    1,049
    309

    Mel Renfro

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

  • Nate Newton20
    845
    215

    Nate Newton

    Tackle, Guard

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

  • Chuck Howley21
    866
    252

    Chuck Howley

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

  • Cliff Harris22
    740
    201

    Cliff Harris

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas

  • Harvey Martin23
    912
    294

    Harvey Martin

    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

  • Lee Roy Jordan24
    867
    263

    Lee Roy Jordan

    Linebacker, Center

    BirthplaceExcel, Alabama

  • Zack Martin25
    727
    174

    Zack Martin

    Tight end

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana