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The Best Dallas Cowboys Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 26, 2019 3.2k votes 548 voters 16.9k 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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  • Jason Witten1

    2003-2017

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

  • Jay Novacek2

    1990-1995

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

  • Billy Joe DuPree3

    1973-1983

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

  • Doug Cosbie4

    1979-1988

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

  • Mike Ditka5

    1969-1972

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

  • Jay Saldi6
    58
    36

    Jay Saldi

    1976-1982

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

  • Pettis Norman7
    56
    35

    Pettis Norman

    1962-1970

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

  • Blake Jarwin8
    70
    57

    Blake Jarwin

    2017-2018

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

  • Jean Fugett9
    42
    33

    Jean Fugett

    1972-1975

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

  • Eric Bjornson10
    42
    39

    Eric Bjornson

    1995-1999

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

  • Anthony Fasano11

    2006-2007

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

  • Lee Folkins12
    32
    35

    Lee Folkins

    1962-1964

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

  • James Hanna13

    2012-2017

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

  • David LaFleur14

    1997-2000

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

  • Jackie Harris15

    2000-2001

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

  • Geoff Swaim16
    28
    39

    Geoff Swaim

    2015-2018

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

  • Dalton Schultz17
    23
    32

    Dalton Schultz

    2018

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

  • Dan Campbell18

    2003-2005

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

  • Gavin Escobar19

    2013-2016

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

  • Todd Fowler20
    13
    23

    Todd Fowler

    1985-1988

    Cowboys stats: 52 games played, 17 receptions, 113 yards, 0 TDs

  • Martellus Bennett21

    2008-2011

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

  • Mike Lucky22
    9
    17

    Mike Lucky

    1999, 2001-2002

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

  • Thornton Chandler23
    17
    30

    Thornton Chandler

    1986-1989

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

  • Billy Truax24

    1971-1973

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

  • James Whalen25
    10
    21

    James Whalen

    2000, 2002-2003

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