Dallas Cowboys Team Favorite Players 2016
1) Roger Staubach
Roger Thomas Staubach was born on February 5, 1942 and joined the Dallas Cowboys in 1969. Staubach, who is considered as one of the most iconic quarterbacks in NFL history, never left the club during his 11 season career. Roger Staubach was also known as “Captain America” or “Captain Comeback”, as he had led the Dallas Cowboys to some unbelievable comebacks. Staubach probably experienced the best season of his career in 1971, when according to NFL stats he received the highest rate. Super Bowl VI was his best ever performance, as he led his team to victory and was named MVP. He also led the Dallas Cowboys to the title in Super Bowl XII. Staubach participated in six Pro Bowl events and was voted in the NFL’s 1970’s All-Decade Team. Last but not least, Staubach won five NFC titles too during his memorable career (1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, and 1978).
2) Emmitt Smith
Emmitt James Smith was born on May 15, 1969 and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1990. His long professional NFL career is full of personal rewards and achievements, as he won 3 Super Bowl titles (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX) as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. He was named the NFL’s MVP twice in his career in 1992 and 1993, but 1993 was probably his best season as he was also named the Super Bowl’s MVP too. Smith took part in eight Pro Bowl games, was voted First-team All-Pro four times and in the NFL’s 1990’s All-Decade Team.
3) Bob Lilly
Bob Lewis Lilly was born on July 26, 1939 and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1961, where he stayed for fourteen seasons. His nickname was “Mr. Cowboy”. His best season was probably in 1972, when the Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl title. He was also elected seven times as a First-team All-Pro (1964-1969, 1971) and a part of NFL’s All-Decade Team twice in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
4) Randy White
Randall Lee White was born on January 15, 1953 and was a part of the Dallas Cowboys for fourteen seasons, after he was initially drafted in 1975. White won the Super Bowl championship in 1978 and that was one the greatest rewards of his career, as he was named MVP of the game too. He was also voted All-Pro nine consecutive times (1977-1985) and in the NFL’s All-Decade Team during the 1980’s.
5) Troy Aikman
Troy Kenneth Aikman was born on November 21, 1966 and was a member of the Dallas Cowboys for twelve years (1989-2000). He was selected in the number one overall draft pick in 1989. During his career Aikman won three Super Bowl titles (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX), but he definitely kept his best performance for the 1993 final game when he was named MVP. He played in six consecutive Pro Bowl games (1991-1996) and was a member of the First-team All-Pro in 1993.
6) Tony Dorsett
Antony Drew “Tony” Dorsett was born on April 7, 1954 and played for the Dallas Cowboys for eleven seasons (1977-1987) before he moved to Denver Broncos. During his career he received both personal and team awards. Dorsett won the Super Bowl title in 1978 and he was a two time NFC champion in 1977 and 1978. His personal achievements include four appearances in Pro Ball events (1978, 1981-1983) and he is eighth-leading rusher of all-time.
7) Michael Irvin
Michael Jerome Irvin was born on March 5, 1966 and he was a vital part of the Dallas Cowboys for twelve years (1988-1999). His nickname was “The Playmaker” because of his tendency to make big plays when needed the most. Irvin was one of the notorious “Triplets” alongside Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith, who played a key role for the Dallas Cowboys in order to win three Super Bowl championships (XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX). He also participated in five Pro Bowl games (he was the Pro Bowl MVP in 1991) and was voted First-Team All-Pro in 1991, as well as in the NFL 1990’s All-Decade Team.
8) Larry Allen
Larry Christopher Allen was born on November 27, 1971 and played for the Dallas Cowboys for twelve years (1994-2005). He is considered as one of the strongest and hardest players to have ever played in the league. His personal rewards are far more than the titles he won with his team. Allen has eleven appearances in Pro Bowl events (1995-2001, 2003-2006) and was voted All-Pro seven times (1995-2001), while he was also voted a member of the NFL 1990’s and 2000’s All-Decade Team. Finally, he won the Super Bowl title in 1996.
9) Rayfield Wright
Larry Rayfield Wright was born on August 23, 1945 and played for the Dallas Cowboys for thirteen years (1967-1979). Wright, as a member of the Dallas Cowboys, won five NFC championships (1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978), but the finally won only two Super Bowl titles (VI, XII). He also took part in six consecutive Pro Bowl games (1971-1976 and was voted First-team All-Pro four times (1971-1973, 1975).
10) Mel Renfro
Melvin Lacy “Mel” Renfo was born on December 30, 1941 and he was a member of the Dallas Cowboys throughout his entire 14-year career. He won two Super Bowl titles (VI, XII) and four NFC titles (1970, 1971, 1975 and 1977). He participated in ten consecutive Pro Bowl events (1964-1973) and he was voted Pro Bowl Co-MVP in 1970. Renfo was also voted All-Pro five times (1964, 1965, 1969, 1971, and 1973).