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.
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1
2,325 556
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

2
2,251 428
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

3
1,865 442
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

4
1,532 402
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

5
1,621 403
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

6
1,804 317
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

7
1,405 330
Randy White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker

8
1,469 334
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle

9
1,181 256
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard

10
1,034 276
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive lineman

11
1,120 321
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

12
953 256
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

13
1,262 337
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

14
693 238
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

15
849 254
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

16
786 214
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

17
789 197
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

18
642 239
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

19
771 212
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

20
700 266
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Fullback

21
608 228
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker, Center

22
584 210
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker

23
1,170 488
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

24
594 249
Don Meredith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

25
484 198
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

26
542 188
Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

27
702 275
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Return specialist

28
572 177
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard

29
508 171
Charlie Waters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

30
928 378
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Return specialist, Wide receiver

31
566 228
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

32
470 214
Leon Lett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Tackle

33
408 183
Erik Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle

34
517 224
Danny White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Punter, Quarterback

35
439 187
Everson Walls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

36
407 166
Mark Stepnoski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Center

37
399 158
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

38
519 206
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

39
336 164
Mark Tuinei is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Offensive Lineman, Guard

40
367 162
Walt Garrison is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Fullback

41
285 84
Zack Martin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tight end

42
362 166
Jim Jeffcoat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Defensive lineman

43
319 111
Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive lineman

44
223 85
Tony Hill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

45
205 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
395 311
Terrell Owens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

47
261 129
Don Perkins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Halfback

48
312 193
Alvin Harper is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

49
233 141
Roy Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
DustinJGreen added Safety

50
291 191
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
gameknight added Running back