Ranking the greatest players in Dallas Cowboys history

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – DECEMBER 22: Joe Montana #16 of the San Francisco 49ers gets his pass off under pressure from Randy White #54 of the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game December 22, 1985 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. White played for the Cowboys from 1975-88. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

LB/DL. RandyWhite. 6. player. 123. Scouting Report. 1975-1988. Pick Analysis

A defensive lineman at Maryland, Randy White was the second overall pick in the 1975 NFL Draft and Tom Landry quickly decided to move him to middle linebacker. He was able to record 11 sacks in his first two seasons with the franchise but was still primarily a reserve with Lee Roy Jordan taking the starting spot.

His third season in the league, however, saw another change. White was moved back to the defensive line and became a starting tackle. He broke out that year with 12.5 sacks and had another 16 the following year.

That 1978 campaign would end up being the first of seven times White was named a First-Team All-Pro and it was his second of nine Pro Bowl seasons.

White finished his 14-year career with 111 sacks, which had him second all-time behind Harvey Martin. Both were eventually passed by DeMarcus Ware, who had 117 (both Ware and Martin should be honorable mentions for top-10 players as either one could arguably have a place on this list).

One of the biggest accolades of White’s career was when he was named co-MVP in Super Bowl XII along with Martin as the two led Dallas to a win over the Denver Broncos. In that victory, White had a huge hand in shutting down the Denver offense that day, as they harassed quarterbacks Craig Morton and Norris Weese all day and allowed only eight completions.