Dubbed America’s Team in the ‘70s, the Dallas Cowboys have made their mark.
Born in 1960, the Dallas Cowboys failed to win a game in their inaugural season, finishing 0-11-1. But the franchise coached by future Hall of Famer would waste little time making an impact. From 1966-85, the club strung together 20 consecutive winning campaigns, still, an NFL record that could be tied this year by the New England Patriots this season. Over that span, the Cowboys appeared in five Super Bowls, winning titles at 1971 (VI) and 1977 (XII) while falling to the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowls X and XIII. In the 1990s, the Cowboys won three Super Bowls in a four-year span thanks to an offense led by the “Triplets.”
So “America’s Team” has garnered quite a following. It’s also accumulated quite the roster when it comes to Hall of Famers and standout performers. So if you think it was easy narrowing this and list down to 10 players, well…
10. Jason Witten, TE
For the second time in three years, he’s no longer a member of the Dallas Cowboys. Tight end Jason Witten entered free agency in March and joined Jon Gruden’s Las Vegas Raiders. It’s ironic that he would follow Jon Gruden because he was the head coach’s successor in the ESPN Monday Night Football booth in 2018.
In a total of 16 seasons with Jerry Jones’ squad, he played in 255 games and started all but 10 contests. He ranks fourth in NFL history with 1,215 receptions, good for 12,977 yards and 72 touchdowns. The 11-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro also made eight playoff appearances but the Dallas Cowboys never advanced past the divisional round. But the former University of Tennessee standout and third-round draft choice in 2003 has left his mark with the franchise.