#1 Running Backs
This is where I had a great degree of difficulty because of my affinity for the position. The running back position is one that I just innately turn my attention to and watch with fascination.
The greatest running back of all-time, in my opinion, is running back Emmitt Smith. Having most of the rushing records and three championships is the epitome of being the greatest at your positions. I honestly think that his rushing record will never be broken, while his 164 rushing touchdowns is out of this world when you sit and think about it.
Tony Dorsett is another Hall of Famer that currently ranks 10th all-time in rushing. He only has one Super Bowl ring but was better know for his dynamic playmaking ability. The original “TD” held almost every club statistical club record when he retired.
When running back Don Perkins retired, he was fifth on the All-Time rushing list. This Ring of Honor inductee was also Rookie of the Year and named to the 1962 All-Pro team. His team-first mentality allowed him to move to fullback in his latter years.
I even have to include Duane Thomas on this as he was a significant force helping the Dallas Cowboys win their first World Championship although his rift with the team certainly didn’t garner him any favors with the front office. When he played for the Dallas Cowboys, believe it or not, he was in the same conversation as the great Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown.
Rushers like DeMarco Murray, Calvin Hill, and Herschel Walker are running backs that had great success on the field and the Dallas Cowboys history would be substantially different without their contributions. Current running back Ezekiel Elliott is on a Hall of Fame trajectory with longevity and injuries as the only detractors (maybe off the field stuff too).
The Chicago Bears come close to the rich history the Dallas Cowboys have at running back with Walter Payton, Gale Sayers, and Matt Forte to name a few but nobody in the league comes close to the Dallas Cowboys. Without a doubt, the Dallas Cowboys are Running Back U.