Top Ten Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks

Oct 16, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; A Dallas Cowboys helmet sits on the field prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Dallas won 30-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Cowboys Quarterbacks
Oct 16, 2016; Green Bay, WI, USA; A Dallas Cowboys helmet sits on the field prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Dallas won 30-16. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

As we prepare for the upcoming 60th season of the Dallas Cowboys, let’s debate who is the better Cowboys quarterback. Thanks to the website Ranker, here are the top ten Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks.

#1 Roger Staubach (1969-1979)

Roger Staubach had many nicknames throughout his career. I think he is best known for Captain Comeback.” In his career, he has lead Dallas to comeback wins in a total of 21 regular-season games. Plus in the playoffs, he has done it twice, for a grand total of 23 times. Before winning two Super Bowls with the Cowboys, he was drafted in both the AFL and NFL Draft. In the AFL, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs and in the NFL by the Cowboys. Even though he didn’t play until the 1969 NFL season, he has many accomplishments not only in the NFL, but also in the Navy serving our country.

In “Roger The Dodgers” career, he has 22,700 passing yards, 153 touchdowns, and 109 interceptions.

#2 Troy Aikman (1989-2000)

When quarterback Troy Aikman entered the NFL in 1989, he was projected to be the next Staubach. At first, it didn’t look that way but a few years later he would be the top quarterback of the 1990s winning three Super Bowl titles and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio. Sadly, his NFL career ended in 2000 due to a lot of concussions in his playing days.

#3 Tony Romo (2006-2016)

Love him or hate him, Tony Romo has been one of the top Cowboys quarterbacks to play even though he never won a Super Bowl. He took over for a struggling Drew Bledsoe at halftime against the Giants in 2006. Ten years later, during a preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, Romo got injured ending his 2016 football season and ultimately ending his career and beginning his broadcasting carer.

#4 Don Meredith (1960-1968)

For eight seasons Don Meredith was the original Cowboys quarterback for America’s Team. For the first three seasons, he didn’t start the entire regular season until the 1963 season.

#5 Craig Morton (1965-1974)

In the six seasons quarterback, Craig Morton was in the league, he was primarily the backup quarterback. He did start in five games going 3-2 as the starter.

Morton’s 630 passing yards, four touchdowns, and ten interceptions showed that his time in the Lone Star State was all but forgotten.

#6 Danny White (1976-1988)

For three of his ten years in Dallas, Danny White shared the spotlight with fellow quarterback Staubach. When Staubach retired, White became the man at the helm until 1988. When he retired, he began coaching in the Arena League with the Arizona Rattlers and then the Utah Blaze winning two championships along with his Super Bowl XII title.

#7 Dak Prescott (2016-present)

In 2016, rookie quarterback Dak Prescott started for the injured Romo. During Romo’s time on the sideline, he helped Dak become the quarterback he is today leading the Cowboys to several playoff appearances and trips to the Pro Bowl.

#8 Eddie Lebron (1960-1963)

In 1961 The Dallas Cowboys traded two draft picks to the Washington Redskins to bring Eddie Lebaron out of retirement. He started 10 of 12 games in 1960, with rookie Meredith and Don Heinrich starting the other two.

On August 6 in Seattle. He set a record for the shortest touchdown pass in league history, with his throw to receiver Dick Bielski from the 2-inch line against the Redskins on October 9, 1960.

#9 Drew Bledsoe (2005-2006)

After playing for the Buffalo Bills for three seasons, Drew Bledsoe came to the Cowboys with head coach Bill Parcells. In 2005, Bledsoe started all 16 regular-season games. In 2006 halfway through the season, Bledsoe was benched and a new quarterback emerged, Tony Romo. The move at quarterback not only ended Bledsoe’s Cowboy career but also his NFL career.

#10 Randall Cunningham (2000)

Randall Cunningham played for the Cowboys in 2000. In weeks two, three, and nine, Cunningham started for the injured Aikman. He would go 1-3 in those three starts.


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