Greatest Cowboys by Their Jersey Numbers: Final Results

Eight months and eight days ago, I started the review of all of the players who have ever played for the Dallas Cowboys, broken down by their jersey numbers. After reviewing 843 players and receiving a total of 13,723 votes, we now have the final totals. Here they are:

#

Total

Votes

Players Winner Pos. Years
1 232 5 Mat McBriar
(59%)
P 2004-present
2 98 3 Lin Elliott
(66%)
K 1992-1993
3 129 5 Billy Cundiff
(30%)
K 2002-2005
4 118 6 Mike Saxon
(76%)
P 1985-1992
5 94 2 Clint Stoerner
(80%)
QB 2000-2002
6 135 3 Nick Folk
(90%)
K 2007-present
7 210 6 Steve Beuerlein
(70%)
QB 1991-1992
8 166 2 Troy Aikman
(93%)
QB 1989-2000
9 193 4 Tony Romo
(98%)
QB 2003-present
10 119 8 Ron Widby
(76%)
P 1968-1971
11 269 9 Danny White
(96%)
QB/P 1976-1988
12 223 2 Roger Staubach
(96%)
QB 1969-1979
13 142 2 Jerry Rhome
(86%)
QB 1965-1968
14 203 5 Craig Morton
(74%)
QB 1965-1974
15 153 4 Toni Fritsch
(77%)
K 1971-1973, 1975
16 150 4 Vinny Testaverde
(64%)
QB 2004
17 231 5 Don Meredith
(90%)
QB 1960-1968
18 148 7 Chris Boniol
(62%)
K 1994-1996
19 213 8 Lance Rentzel
(35%)
WR 1967-1970
20 198 11 Mel Renfro
(88%)
DB 1964-1977
21 260 10 Deion Sanders
(96%)
DB 1995-1999
22 279 7 Emmitt Smith
(88%)
RB 1990-2002
23 93 12 Robert Williams
(41%)
DB 1987-1993
24 122 10 Everson Walls
(82%)
DB 1981-1989
25 94 15 Aaron Kyle
(36%)
DB 1976-1979
26 192 10 Kevin Smith
(30%)
DB 1992-1999
27 183 12 Ron Fellows
(38%)
DB 1981-1986
28 238 5 Darren Woodson
(99%)
DB 1992-2003
29 214 10 Kenneth Gant
(61%)
DB 1990-1994
30 130 10 Dan Reeves
(76%)
RB 1965-1972
31 202 12 Roy Williams
(63%)
S 2002-present
32 176 10 Walt Garrison
(65%)
RB 1966-1974
33 216 11 Tony Dorsett
(94%)
RB 1977-1987
34 210 10 Herschel Walker
(56%)
RB 1986-89, 1996-97
35 162 12 Calvin Hill
(90%)
RB 1969-1974
36 82 9 Vince Albritton
(45%)
S 1984-1991
37 116 9 James Washington
(93%)
S 1990-1994
38 82 7 Sam Baker
(44%)
P/K 1962-1963
39 66 6 Lousaka Polite
(53%)
RB 2004-2006
40 203 6 Bill Bates
(99%)
S 1983-1997
41 203 8 Charlie Waters
(79%)
DB 1970-78, 1980-81
42 131 13 Anthony Henry
(66%)
CB 2005-present
43 153 5 Cliff Harris
(78%)
S 1970-1979
44 145 7 Robert Newhouse
(94%)
FB 1972-1983
45 66 8 Manny Hendrix
(55%)
DB 1986-1991
46 122 9 Mark Washington
(68%)
CB 1970-1978
47 121 6 Dexter Clinkscale
(69%)
S 1980-1985
48 128 3 Daryl Johnston
(99%)
FB 1989-1999
49 51 2 Brett Pierce
(57%)
TE 2004-2005
*49 n/a 1 Tom Landry Coach 1960-1988
50 127 11 D.D. Lewis
(79%)
LB 1968, 1970-81
51 132 11 Ken Norton
(80%)
LB 1988-1993
52 184 11 Dexter Coakley
(77%)
LB 1997-2004
53 131 12 Mark Stepnoski
(58%)
C 1989-94, 1999-01
54 182 9 Randy White
(90%)
DT 1975-1988
55 155 12 Lee Roy Jordan
(82%)
LB 1963-1976
56 159 13 Hollywood Henderson
(41%)
LB 1975-1979
57 111 13 Kevin Burnett
(60%)
LB 2005-present
58 122 9 Mike Hegman
(60%)
LB 1976-1987
59 113 9 Dat Nguyen
(81%)
LB 1999-2005
60 77 14 Derek Kennard
(60%)
C/G 1994-1996
61 130 6 Nate Newton
(88%)
G/T 1986-1998
62 98 11 John Fitzgerald
(93%)
C 1971-1980
63 137 11 Larry Cole
(86%)
DE/DT 1968-1980
64 151 8 Tom Rafferty
(96%)
C/G 1976-1989
65 123 7 Andre Gurode
(98%)
C/G 2002-present
66 103 11 George Andrie
(64%)
DE 1962-1972
67 82 12 Pat Donovan
(52%)
T 1975-1983
68 108 11 Herb Scott
(83%)
G 1975-1984
69 43 2 George Hegamin
(91%)
T 1994-1997
70 123 9 Rayfield Wright
(92%)
T 1967-1979
71 92 11 Mark Tuinei
(91%)
T 1983-1997
72 131 9 Too Tall Jones
(96%)
DE 1974-78, 1980-89
73 120 8 Larry Allen
(91%)
G 1994-2005
74 n/a 1 Bob Lilly
(100%)
DT 1961-1974
75 108 9 Jethro Pugh
(78%)
DT 1965-1978
76 111 11 John Niland
(46%)
G 1966-1974
77 115 13 Jim Jeffcoat
(94%)
DE 1983-1994
78 92 11 Leon Lett
(87%)
DT 1991-2000
79 176 13 Harvey Martin
(77%)
DE 1973-1983
80 215 15 Tony Hill
(85%)
WR 1977-1986
81 197 15 Terrell Owens
(92%)
WR 2006-present
82 120 16 Jason Witten
(88%)
TE 2003-present
83 133 14 Terry Glenn
(41%)
WR 2003-2007
84 222 9 Jay Novacek
(90%)
TE 1990-1995
85 138 12 Kevin Williams
(92%)
WR 1993-1996
86 184 15 Butch Johnson
(91%)
WR 1976-1983
87 94 13 Jay Saldi
(82%)
TE 1976-1982
88 199 9 Michael Irvin
(82%)
WR 1988-1999
89 110 15 Billy Joe Dupree
(87%)
TE 1973-1983
90 97 7 Jay Ratliff
(73%)
DT 2005-present
91 55 6 L.P. Ladouceur
(71%)
LS 2005-present
92 68 4 Tony Tolbert
(93%)
DE 1989-1997
93 51 6 Anthony Spencer
(69%)
LB 2007-present
94 98 5 DeMarcus Ware
(52%)
LB 2005-present
95 83 6 Chad Hennings
(94%)
DT 1992-2000
96 69 5 Marcus Spears
(64%)
DE 2005-present
97 72 7 La’Roi Glover
(79%)
DT 2002-2005
98 71 4 Greg Ellis
(96%)
DE 1998-present
99 53 7 Chris Canty
(91%)
DE 2005-present

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  • Jim Kranch

    Thanks so much for the info…….I have lived in the Phila are all my life and get my stones busted constantly….especially when I pull out the Super Bowl card!

  • tricia

    Who was number 35 that played for the Cowboys in the early 60’s??

  • http://www.knowyourdallascowboys.com Matt Cordon

    Two players wore #35 between 1960 and 1962– Walt Kowalczyk or J.W. Lockett.

  • RandB

    What’s the asterisk for on #49? Did no player ever wear 49 for Dallas? Did Landry wear 49 when he was a player with the NY Giants?

  • RandB

    Never mind. I see the other #49 listed now.

  • Tom_owen

    Roy Williams wins for #31???????????? Ridiculous. The award should go to Benny Barnes!

  • Yarnall33

    Golden Richards is #83!!

  • Rantonioa21

    #1  – Rafael Septien
    #3  –  Eddie Murray
    #26  – Preston Pearson
    #29  – DeMarco Murray
    #34  – Cornell Green
    #43  – Don Perkins
    #59  – Darrin Smith
    #67  – Russell Maryland
    #76  – Flozell Adams
    #83  – Golden Richards (agree w/Yarnell33)

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