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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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1,622 331
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Emmitt Smith Running back

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2
1,544 282
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Roger Staubach Quarterback

3
1,298 273
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Troy Aikman Quarterback

4
1,164 254
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Michael Irvin Wide receiver

5
1,065 277
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Dorsett Running back

6
1,222 211
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jason Witten Tight end

7
989 237
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
1,010 247
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Lilly Defensive tackle

9
825 187
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Larry Allen Tackle, Guard

10
728 204
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

11
778 219
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DeMarcus Ware Defensive end, Linebacker

12
846 202
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
664 203
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Drew Pearson Wide receiver

14
573 175
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charles Haley Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

15
471 183
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

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16
522 153
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Hayes Wide receiver

17
476 184
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Harvey Martin Defensive end, Defensive lineman

18
537 142
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Darren Woodson Safety, Defensive back

19
553 147
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jay Novacek Tight end

20
492 192
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Daryl Johnston Running back, Fullback

21
429 169
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Lee Roy Jordan Linebacker, Center

22
414 154
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Chuck Howley Linebacker

23
753 333
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Romo Quarterback

24
667 193
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Dez Bryant Return specialist, Wide receiver

25
433 183
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Meredith Quarterback

26
345 152
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

27
464 189
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Herschel Walker Running back, Return specialist

28
403 131
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Nate Newton Tackle, Guard

29
378 150
Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cliff Harris Safety, Defensive back

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30
348 136
Charlie Waters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charlie Waters Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

31
388 166
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bill Bates Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

32
314 148
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
273 139
Erik Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Erik Williams Tackle

34
314 143
Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Everson Walls Cornerback, Safety

35
346 170
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Danny White Punter, Quarterback

36
388 145
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

37
278 126
Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Stepnoski Offensive Lineman, Center

38
254 56
Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Michael Zeiger added Ezekiel Elliott Running Back - Running Back

39
189 56
Dak Prescott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
ILikeSports added Dak Prescott

40
282 127
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Calvin Hill Running back

41
239 130
Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Tuinei Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

42
259 129
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Walt Garrison Running back, Fullback

43
259 132
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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44
129 42
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
CMCSS03 added Zack Martin Tightend

45
147 73
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DustinJGreen added Roy Williams Safety

46
149 66
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jimmy Johnson Defensive lineman

47
211 179
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Terrell Owens Wide receiver

48
210 149
Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Alvin Harper Wide receiver

49
112 52
Tony Hill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Tony Hill Wide receiver

50
181 99
Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Perkins Running back, Halfback