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The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the players who had the most success playing tight end for the Cowboys

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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

2003-2017

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

2
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

1990-1995

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

3
Billy Joe DuPree is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

1973-1983

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

4
Doug Cosbie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

1979-1988

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

5
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

1969-1972

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

6
Jay Saldi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
Jay Saldi

1976-1982

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

7
Jean Fugett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
Jean Fugett

1972-1975

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

8
Pettis Norman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
Pettis Norman

1962-1970

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

9
Blake Jarwin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
Blake Jarwin

2017-2018

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

10
Jackie Harris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

2000-2001

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

11
Lee Folkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
Lee Folkins

1962-1964

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

12
David LaFleur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

1997-2000

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

13
Eric Bjornson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
Eric Bjornson

1995-1999

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

14
Thornton Chandler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
Thornton Chandler

1986-1989

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

15
Martellus Bennett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

2008-2011

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

16
Dalton Schultz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
Dalton Schultz

2018

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

17
James Hanna is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

2012-2017

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

18
Fred Dugan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
Fred Dugan

1960

Cowboys stats: 12 games played, 29 receptions, 461 yards, 1 TD

19
Anthony Fasano is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

2006-2007

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

20
Scott Galbraith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
Scott Galbraith

1993-1994, 1997

Cowboys stats: 39 games played, 7 receptions, 48 yards, 1 TD

21
James Whalen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
James Whalen

2000, 2002-2003

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

22
Gavin Escobar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

2013-2016

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

23
Hayward Clay is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
Hayward Clay

1998

Cowboys stats: 3 games played, 1 reception, 27 yards, 0 TDs

24
Tony McGee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

2002-2003

Cowboys stats: 17 games played, 23 receptions, 294 yards, 1 TD

25
John Phillips is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time
John Phillips

2009, 2011-2012

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