Emmitt Smith is considered by many to be the greatest running back in the history of the National Football League, much less of the Dallas Cowboys. But after the league’s all-time rushing leader, and the legendary Tony Dorsett, the list of the greatest Cowboy running backs can get a bit hazy. From well-known names like Herschel Walker and Walt Garrison, to relative unknowns like Curvin Richards and Junior Tautalatasi; I have listed the 99 players who have been a member of the Cowboys backfield as a running back or fullback at some point in the franchise’s illustrious history. Some wore the Star for over a decade. While others didn’t even make it through the offseason. Still, they are all listed below and ready to be ranked by you, the die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan.
Speaking of our new ranking system, I’m happy to announce a partnership with Ranker.com. Their software allows our readers to rank these players by simply clicking on a vote up or down. A “thumbs up” means you believe this player belongs higher on the list. A “thumbs down” means this player should be ranked be lower or not even on the list.
The combined results instantly appear on the below ranker and on the site itself. Please place your votes below and check back to see what the list evolves into as other fans vote as well.