Football Players The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time  

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Big fan of Dallas football? Then check out this list of Dallas Cowboys running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout Dallas Cowboys history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Cowboys RBs include Emmitt Smith, Tony Dorsett, Julius Jones, and DeMarco Murray.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Dallas Cowboys starting RBs and backup RBs are Ezekiel Elliot, Darren McFadden, Rod Smith, and Alfred Morris. 

Who are the best running backs in Dallas Cowboys history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Dallas Cowboys starting running back.

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214 33
Emmitt Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

2
154 40
Tony Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

3
126 46
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

4
149 63
Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time
Ezekiel Elliott

5
116 46
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

6
92 46
Marion Barber III is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

7
77 42
Calvin Hill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

8
55 30
Preston Pearson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

9
56 39
Darren McFadden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

10
51 37
Julius Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

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50 39
Duane Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time

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1 2
Rod Smith is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time
Rod Smith

13
19 30
Troy Hambrick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time
Troy Hambrick

14
16 30
Doug Dennison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time
Doug Dennison

15
11 33
Paul Palmer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Running Backs of All Time
Paul Palmer