Dallas Cowboys Jersey Numbers: Updates for Nos. 1 through 5

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Cowboys white uniform 1960 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 2008, I completed a series for the Greatest Cowboys by Their Jersey Numbers. Unfortunately, I have not done a good job of keeping those lists updated.

Until now. For the next few weeks, I will post updates to the various numbers, going five at a time. Today’s list features jersey numbers 1 through 5.

Here is a complete list of players who wore those numbers:

As for the numbers, here are the updates since 2008:

#1: The Cowboys released Mat McBriar after the 2011 season.

#2: Sam Paulescu replaced an injured McBriar in 2008.

#3: Jon Kitna served as Tony Romo’s backup from 2009 to 2011.

#4: No changes since 2008.

#5:  Brooks Bollinger played in two games at quarterback in 2008.

Kicker Dan Bailey joined the Cowboys in 2011 and had a solid rookie season.


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  • So the only change there is Jon Kitna becomes the best player to wear #3.

  • dodger71

    Yes. I’ve had a few people comment that my lists are outdated, so I am noting the players who joined since 2008. Only a few would affect the polls from ’08. Kitna is certainly one of them.

  • Thanks for updating the list, Matt. I always enjoyed the original 
    Greatest Cowboys by Their Jersey Numbers Series, so I’ll be posting the updates on our DallasCowboyFansUnited Forum home page. 

    I’ll be looking forward to your updates & hope ya’ll stop by our forum and speak your mind there, too. 😉