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The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 26, 2019 2.9k votes 419 voters 13.8k views40 items

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The Dallas Cowboys have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of past Cowboys tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in the offensive schemes of today, one can only imagine what this list could look like in years down the road. No matter what happens in the evolution of this position, these Dallas tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great Dallas Cowboys players such as Jason Witten, Doug Cosbie, and Jay Novacek have gone down as some of the best tight ends in franchise history.

So who is the greatest tight end in Dallas Cowboys history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy for America's team? Vote below for who you think is the best Dallas Cowboys tight end of all time!

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  • 1
    Jason Witten

    2003-2017

    Cowboys stats: 239 games played, 1,152 receptions, 12,448 yards, 68 TDs 

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    Jay Novacek

    1990-1995

    Cowboys stats: 95 games played, 339 receptions, 3,576 yards, 22 TDs

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    Billy Joe DuPree

    1973-1983

    Cowboys stats: 159 games played, 267 receptions, 3,565 yards, 41 TDs

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    Doug Cosbie

    1979-1988

    Cowboys stats: 144 games played, 300 receptions, 3,728 yards, 30 TDs

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    Mike Ditka

    1969-1972

    Cowboys stats: 54 games played, 72 receptions, 924 yards, 5 TDs

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    Jay Saldi
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    Jay Saldi

    1976-1982

    Cowboys stats: 84 games played, 63 receptions, 704 yards, 7 TDs

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    Pettis Norman
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    Pettis Norman

    1962-1970

    Cowboys stats: 121 games played, 124 receptions, 1,672 yards, 14 TDs

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    Blake Jarwin
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    Blake Jarwin

    2017-2018

    Cowboys stats: 17 games played, 27 receptions, 307 yards, 3 TDs

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    Jean Fugett
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    Jean Fugett

    1972-1975

    Cowboys stats: 52 games played, 58 receptions, 810 yards, 7 TDs

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    Eric Bjornson
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    Eric Bjornson

    1995-1999

    Cowboys stats: 74 games played, 127 receptions, 1,232 yards, 4 TDs

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    Lee Folkins
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    Lee Folkins

    1962-1964

    Cowboys stats: 41 games played, 75 receptions, 984 yards, 10 TDs

  • 12
    David LaFleur

    1997-2000

    Cowboys stats: 60 games played, 85 receptions, 729 yards, 12 TDs

  • 13
    Anthony Fasano

    2006-2007

    Cowboys stats: 32 games played, 28 receptions, 269 yards, 1 TD

  • 14
    Jackie Harris

    2000-2001

    Cowboys stats: 29 games played, 54 receptions, 447 yards, 7 TDs

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    Geoff Swaim
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    Geoff Swaim

    2015-2018

    Cowboys stats: 37 games played, 35 receptions, 336 yards, 1 TD

  • 16
    James Hanna

    2012-2017

    Cowboys stats: 78 games played, 37 receptions, 374 yards, 1 TD

  • 17
    Martellus Bennett

    2008-2011

    Cowboys stats: 60 games played, 85 receptions, 846 yards, 4 TDs

  • 18
    Thornton Chandler
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    Thornton Chandler

    1986-1989

    Cowboys stats: 49 games played, 29 receptions, 268 yards, 4 TD

  • 19
    Dan Campbell

    2003-2005

    Cowboys stats: 35 games played, 25 receptions, 235 yards, 2 TDs

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    Billy Truax

    1971-1973

    Cowboys stats: 20 games played, 19 receptions, 281 yards, 1 TD

  • 21
    Mike Lucky
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    Mike Lucky

    1999, 2001-2002

    Cowboys stats: 46 games played, 19 receptions, 143 yards, 1 TD

  • 22
    Gavin Escobar

    2013-2016

    Cowboys stats: 62 games played, 30 receptions, 333 yards, 8 TDs

  • 23
    Dalton Schultz
    15
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    Dalton Schultz

    2018

    Cowboys stats: 11 games played, 12 receptions, 116 yards, 0 TDs

  • 24
    John Phillips
    11
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    John Phillips

    2009, 2011-2012

    Cowboys stats: 48 games played, 30 receptions, 218 yards, 2 TDs

  • 25
    James Whalen
    8
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    James Whalen

    2000, 2002-2003

    Cowboys stats: 26 games played, 17 receptions, 152 yards, 0 TDs