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Roger Staubach is one of our picks for the top six Dallas Cowboys QBs of all time.

The Dallas Cowboys have played in the NFL since 1960. In that time, there has been a lot of quarterbacking talent from players like Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman. But who is the best? That's what we're ranking today on our blog! From the stats to their Super Bowls, we'll take you through each one and let you know where they rank all-time for this football team.

The Dallas Cowboys have played in the NFL since 1960. In that time, there has been a lot of quarterbacking talent from players like Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman. But who is the best? That's what we're ranking today on our blog! From the stats to their Super Bowls, we'll take you through each one and let you know where they rank all-time for this football team.

 

Tony Romo

Romo was drafted by Dallas in 2003 as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Illinois University. He became the starter after Drew Bledsoe suffered a sheared blood vessel during pregame warmups with only two weeks left in the 2006 season. Romo finished out that game and then led Dallas to four straight wins, as well as an NFC East division title and a playoff victory over Seattle before losing to Philadelphia in the conference championship. He was named starting quarterback of the Cowboys for good after replacing Drew Bledsoe during pregame warmups

Romo became one of just three players who have had at least three NFL seasons with 30 touchdown passes, joining Peyton Manning (11) and Tom Brady (five). According to ESPN's Total QBR metric, Romo has been more effective than any other player since 2011; his 82.98 is higher than Aaron Rodgers' second place 83.24 mark.

He also ranks third on the NFL's all-time passing yards list with 34,183 and is one of just five players to have threw for over 350 touchdowns in his career.

 

Drew Bledsoe

The Cowboys traded up to draft Drew Bledsoe from Washington State University as the #22 pick in the 1993 NFL Draft. In 1994, he took over at quarterback after Troy Aikman suffered a serious groin injury late in Week 11. He started every game until 2001 when Tony Romo became the starter and continued on as backup before retiring during the 2006 season. Overall, he had eight seasons with double digit wins (including four straight division championships), two NFC Championship Games appearances including a loss to Carolina Panthers in 2003 where he passed for 293 yards and one Super Bowl appearance in 1997.

 

Roger Staubach

The Cowboys drafted Roger Staubach from the United States Naval Academy with their #108 pick of the 1964 NFL Draft and he became a starter during his second season after Don Meredith retired following the 1968 campaign. He led Dallas to four appearances in five years, including two straight NFC Championship game losses followed by an improbable victory over Miami Dolphins where they completed 12 passes for more than 200 yards before running out time as only one team has done since then (New York Giants). The last win was against Pittsburgh Steelers in 1972 which gave him most wins by any QB at that point without a championship or even being on a playoff-winning team. That changed when he won back-to-back Super Bowls in 1972 and 1973.

 

Tom Landry

The Cowboys drafted Tom Landry from the University of Texas with their #25 pick of the 1956 NFL Draft. He became a starter for Dallas during his third season, inheriting a team that had one winning year as an expansion franchise since joining the league (1961). From 1966 to 1983 he led them to 20 consecutive winning seasons, three NFC Championship games including win against Los Angeles Rams where they won 30-13 on December 17th - just hours before Kennedy assassination; four Super Bowl appearances including two straight wins over Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders while losing twice to Miami Dolphins along with losses in 1976-1977 AFC championship game which lost him coaching job after 29 years amidst dark cloud of cocaine scandal.

 

Earl "Dutch" Clark

The Cowboys drafted Earl Clark from the University of Texas with their #15 pick of the 1945 NFL Draft. He became a starter for Dallas during his second season, leading them to five consecutive winning seasons including two straight Western Division titles in 1948 and 1949 before stepping away after 1950 campaign due to health reasons.

 

Don Meredith

The Cowboys drafted Don Meredith from the University of Texas with their #11 pick of the 1960 NFL Draft and he became a starter in 1962, helping them win consecutive Western Division championships in 1966 to 1968 including two straight appearances in NFC Championship game (both losses) before retiring after 1969. Overall, his record as starter is 39-38-0 (.509). He was also one of four players who had at least three games played for Dallas during franchise's inaugural season alongside Mel Renfro, Bob Lilly and Johnny Thomas.

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