NFL 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
2,682 628
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

2
2,582 488
Roger Staubach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

3
2,156 507
Troy Aikman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

4
1,881 459
Michael Irvin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

5
1,767 449
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back

6
2,070 358
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

7
1,608 373
Randy White is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end, Linebacker

8
1,679 362
Bob Lilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive tackle

9
1,366 287
Larry Allen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard

10
1,182 310
Ed Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive lineman

11
1,321 357
DeMarcus Ware is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker

12
1,092 290
Drew Pearson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

13
1,468 392
Deion Sanders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

14
806 263
Mel Renfro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

15
908 235
Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Wide receiver

16
988 279
Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Linebacker, Defensive lineman

17
736 260
Harvey Martin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

18
917 222
Darren Woodson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

19
877 236
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tight end

20
702 246
Lee Roy Jordan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker, Center

21
674 225
Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Linebacker

22
797 296
Daryl Johnston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Running back, Fullback

23
1,368 553
Tony Romo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Quarterback

24
558 210
Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time

25
668 190
Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys of All Time
Tackle, Guard