#3 The Quarterbacks
Being a quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys is probably the single most important position in sports. No player has as much attention and disdain simply by playing the position for this team. That is what makes the two who have climbed the mountaintop so unique.
Quarterback Roger Staubach is almost mythical like with his “Roger the Dodger” and “Captain Comeback” monikers. His two Super Bowl victories solidified the legacy of then-head coach Tom Landry and put to bed the claims that the Cowboys were “next year’s team”. His Hall of Fame induction is just a small sample of the impact this guy had as a player.
Troy Aikman won three Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys and remains to this day as the last Dallas Cowboys quarterback to lead this team to a Super Bowl.
Although the Dallas Cowboys only have two of the 26 quarterbacks enshrined in the Hall of Fame, there are a few quarterbacks that could have been enshrined if they could have won the big game for this franchise. Danny White, Tony Romo, and “Dandy” Don Meredith were players that could have been forever immortalized but failed to achieve the biggest prize in sports.
The contributions that Romo and Meredith have and are making could eventually lead them into enshrinement but it would only be as an NFL contributor and not as players. I will say that the power of the organization has its benefits after football.
Quarterbacks such as Eddie LeBaron and Craig Morton do help my case for “Quarterback University” but the combination of Bart Starr, Brett Favre, and Future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers makes the Green Bay Packer’s case stronger and pushes the Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks to second overall in the league.