The Best Quarterbacks in Dallas Cowboy History, Ranked

Published November 5, 2019

Rumble The Dallas Cowboys may be America’s team, but they haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1995. Owner Jerry Jones had plenty of elite quarterbacks over the years, and while the franchise’s best signal caller of all time is a contentious debate, here is our ranking of the top five.

Quarterback Dak Prescott has been one of the most efficient passers to don the navy and silver.
Prescott’s 1.7 career interception percentage is the lowest of any Cowboys quarterbacks who attempted at least 300 passes. His job is even easier with wide receiver like Amari Cooper and running back Ezekiel Elliott in his back pocket.

Danny White signed with the Cowboys in 1976 after the World Football League folded, and man did it work out for them. Being a punter and quarterback, took over as starting QB in 1979 but won a Super Bowl in 1977. White went on to total 21,959 passing yards, fourth all-time in franchise history.

Roger Staubach, the 1963 Heisman Trophy winner. went on to amass more than 22,000 passing yards and 150 touchdowns in 11 seasons as Dallas Cowboys quarterback. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985, Staubach slates in at a much-deserved three-spot here.

You probably know Tony Romo is the Cowboys’ all-time leader in both passing yards (34,183) and touchdowns (248) thanks to 13 seasons in Dallas with weapons like tight end Jason Witten and wideout Dez Bryant. The current NFL analyst is also remembered for his fumbled snap against the Seattle Seahawks in the 2007 playoffs that will haunt Texans forever.

But did you know Romo's career passer rating in the postseason is better than Tom Brady, Troy Aikman, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Steve Young?

Nobody on this list won more Super Bowls than Troy Aikman. The first-overall pick in 1989 launched a career resulting in hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in 1992, 1993 and 1995. He won the 1992 Super Bowl MVP. Aikman wasn't as efficient as other Cowboys, but the star QB deserves credit for winning countless postseason games unlike the next name on this list.

The Dallas Cowboys have had several more NFL quarterbacks including Don Meredith, Danny White, Jon Kitna, Jason Garrett, Craig Morton and Kellen Moore. They boast a pretty decent one right now in Dak Prescott, so fans need not worry who will battle the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants in the NFC East.

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