This one was an exception when it came to picking value because this No. 1 pick was a key to three Super Bowl wins. Troy Aikman helped turn this team around and become a powerhouse in the 1990s. He led one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports.
Aikman wasn’t the most talented quarterback, nor was he the most accomplished quarterback, but he was exactly what this team needed. An unquestioned leader and good enough to elevate his team to stardom.
The Hall of Fame QB was the final leg of “The Triplets” on the list and his spot is well deserved. He finished his career as a three-time champion with over 32,000 passing yards, 165 touchdowns, and six Pro Bowls. No matter what people say, the Cowboys wouldn’t have won those three Super Bowls without him.
Coming in at number one is Captain Comeback himself, Roger Staubach. The mix of pick value, talent, and success easily makes Staubach the greatest Cowboys draft pick of all time.
A tenth-round pick in 1969, Staubach led the Cowboys to their first two Super Bowl wins and was selected to six Pro Bowls. He also finished top five in MVP voting in three separate years.
Roger the Dodger retired after 11 seasons with Dallas and accumulated 22,000 passing yards and 153 passing touchdowns to go along with over 2,200 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns. If it wasn’t for his late entry into the league (being drafted at 27 years old), who knows what more Staubach would’ve accomplished? For what it’s worth, the Hall of Famer still managed to top this list.