Ranking the top 10 Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks of all time

The Dallas Cowboys have had some of the best signal-callers in the NFL and here is how their top 10 all-time stack up against one another.
Jan 31, 1993; Pasadena, CA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman (8) talks to the
Jan 31, 1993; Pasadena, CA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman (8) talks to the / James D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
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1. Troy Aikman (1989-2000)

Regular season record: 94-71

No. 2 All-Time Cowboys Passing Yardage: 32,942

In nearly every Dallas quarterback ranking, Roger Staubach is going to come in at No. 1 due to what he meant to the franchise. While it's true he was the first true superstar in team history, there's another quarterback who surpassed him later on, which was Troy Aikman.

Staubach might still be the most popular player to ever suit up for Dallas but there's never been a quarterback as successful in the postseason as Aikman. And unlike Staubach, who took over for a team that was just in the Super Bowl, Aikman turned a struggling franchise back into a winning organization — and one of the best dynasties of all time.

Dallas had gone 3-13 in 1988 and then saw a lot of change. Jerry Jones purchased the franchise from Harvey Bright and fired Tom Landry. He then brought in Jimmy Johnson and they used the No. 1 overall pick on Aikman.

The UCLA product was 0-11 as a rookie and the team went 1-15 overall. They quickly turned a corner and went 7-9 in 1990 followed by 11-5 in 1991. Then in 1992, they became known as a dynasty.

That was the year Aikman led them to their third Super Bowl win and the first of three wins in a four-year period.

Dallas might have been known as a run-first offense during that stretch but Aikman was insanely clutch in the postseason. In 1992, he managed to throw for 795 yards with eight touchdowns and no picks. He even led them to a massive 52-17 win over the Bills that year to capture the title.

In all, Aikman threw for 32,942 yards with 165 touchdowns in the regular season and added 3,849 yards and 23 touchdowns in the playoffs. Despite playing with the NFL's all-time rushing leader, Aikman is still second in franchise history in passing yardage and touchdowns (behind only Tony Romo in each category).

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