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.

1
2,179 510
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Emmitt Smith Running back

2
2,088 397
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Roger Staubach Quarterback

3
1,742 408
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Troy Aikman Quarterback

4
1,428 374
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Dorsett Running back

5
1,529 375
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Michael Irvin Wide receiver

6
1,696 298
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jason Witten Tight end

7
1,314 318
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
1,367 325
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Lilly Defensive tackle

9
1,108 244
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Larry Allen Tackle, Guard

10
963 265
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Ed Jones Defensive lineman

11
1,049 304
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DeMarcus Ware Defensive end, Linebacker

12
880 248
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Drew Pearson Wide receiver

13
1,186 305
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Deion Sanders Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

14
636 231
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mel Renfro Cornerback, Safety

15
727 204
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bob Hayes Wide receiver

16
785 240
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charles Haley Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

17
726 189
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Darren Woodson Safety, Defensive back

18
610 232
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Harvey Martin Defensive end, Defensive lineman

19
727 204
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jay Novacek Tight end

20
659 255
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Daryl Johnston Running back, Fullback

21
567 222
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Lee Roy Jordan Linebacker, Center

22
539 206
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Chuck Howley Linebacker

23
1,074 458
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tony Romo Quarterback

24
561 242
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Meredith Quarterback

25
458 193
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

26
654 255
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Herschel Walker Running back, Return specialist

27
506 183
Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cliff Harris Safety, Defensive back

28
534 170
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Nate Newton Tackle, Guard

29
885 340
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Dez Bryant Return specialist, Wide receiver

30
475 167
Charlie Waters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Charlie Waters Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

31
524 218
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Bill Bates Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

32
433 205
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
384 174
Erik Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Erik Williams Tackle

34
470 217
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Danny White Punter, Quarterback

35
403 181
Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Everson Walls Cornerback, Safety

36
380 159
Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Stepnoski Offensive Lineman, Center

37
495 194
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mike Ditka Tight end

38
369 155
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Calvin Hill Running back

39
315 157
Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Mark Tuinei Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

40
341 156
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Walt Garrison Running back, Fullback

41
258 77
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
CMCSS03 added Zack Martin Tight end

42
338 160
Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jim Jeffcoat Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

43
296 102
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Jimmy Johnson Defensive lineman

44
201 78
Tony Hill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Tony Hill Wide receiver

45
368 279
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Terrell Owens Wide receiver

46
221 129
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DustinJGreen added Roy Williams Safety

47
295 186
Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Alvin Harper Wide receiver

48
246 125
Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Don Perkins Running back, Halfback

49
183 74
Jethro Pugh is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Jethro Pugh Defensive tackle, Tackle, Defensive lineman

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268 176
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
gameknight added DeMarco Murray Running back