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The Best Dallas Cowboys Of All Time

Updated April 13, 2020 100.9k votes 7.4k voters 106.9k 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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  • 1
    Roger Staubach
    3,135
    625

    Roger Staubach

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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  • 2
    Larry Allen
    1,791
    355

    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#18 of 51 The Best NFL Players From California

  • 3
    Bob Lilly
    2,082
    431

    Bob Lilly

    Defensive tackle

    BirthplaceOlney, Texas

  • 4
    Randy White
    2,022
    440

    Randy White

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

  • 5
    Tony Dorsett
    2,267
    520

    Tony Dorsett

    Running back

    BirthplaceRochester, Pennsylvania, United States of America

  • 6
    Emmitt Smith
    3,245
    824

    Emmitt Smith

    Running back

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida, United States of America

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  • 7
    Troy Aikman
    2,626
    660

    Troy Aikman

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceWest Covina, California, United States of America

  • 8
    Jason Witten
    2,418
    598

    Jason Witten

    Tight end

    BirthplaceElizabethton, Tennessee, United States of America

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

  • 9
    Darren Woodson
    1,203
    262

    Darren Woodson

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

  • 10
    Ed Jones
    1,553
    362

    Ed Jones

    Defensive lineman

    BirthplaceJackson, Tennessee, United States of America

  • 11
    Drew Pearson
    1,382
    319

    Drew Pearson

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceSouth River, New Jersey

  • 12
    Bob Hayes
    1,197
    268

    Bob Hayes

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

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    #17 of 38 The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '70s#39 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

  • 13
    Michael Irvin
    2,280
    654

    Michael Irvin

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

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  • 14
    Deion Sanders
    1,992
    548

    Deion Sanders

    Cornerback, Punt returner

    BirthplaceFort Myers, Florida, USA

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  • 15
    Charles Haley
    1,233
    326

    Charles Haley

    Defensive end, Linebacker

    BirthplaceGladys, Virginia, Virginia

  • 16
    Jay Novacek
    1,056
    264

    Jay Novacek

    Tight end

    BirthplaceMartin, South Dakota, United States of America

  • 17
    DeMarcus Ware
    1,616
    471

    DeMarcus Ware

    Defensive end, Linebacker

    BirthplaceAuburn, Alabama

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  • 18
    Charlie Waters
    721
    162

    Charlie Waters

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

  • 19
    Nate Newton
    839
    208

    Nate Newton

    Tackle, Guard

    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida, United States of America

  • 20
    Mel Renfro
    1,036
    305

    Mel Renfro

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

  • 21
    Chuck Howley
    850
    249

    Chuck Howley

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

  • 22
    Cliff Harris
    727
    199

    Cliff Harris

    Safety, Defensive back

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas

  • 23
    Harvey Martin
    901
    288

    Harvey Martin

    Defensive end, Defensive lineman

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • 24
    Lee Roy Jordan
    854
    261

    Lee Roy Jordan

    Linebacker, Center

    BirthplaceExcel, Alabama

  • 25
    Ezekiel Elliott
    1,106
    267

    Ezekiel Elliott

    Running Back