5. Danny White (1976-1988)
Regular season record: 62-30
No. 5 All-Time Cowboys Passing Yardage: 21,959
There used to be a time when players occupying multiple positions was commonplace in the NFL. That doesn't mean a guard who can also play tackle or a defensive back that can move from corner to safety. Instead, there were times when a player could be listed as an offensive tackle and kicker — like Lou Groza was for the Cleveland Browns.
For the Dallas Cowboys, they had a similar situation as Danny White spent four seasons as the primary punter while also serving as the No. 2 quarterback behind Roger Staubach.
Originally a member of the Memphis Southmen in the World Football League, White signed with Dallas in 1976 when the WFL folded. He was a part of their Super Bowl run in 1977, punting the ball 80 times that year for 3,171 yards. He did complete four passes during the regular season and was even 1-of-2 for five yards in their Super Bowl win over Craig Morton and the Denver Broncos.
Eventually, White took over when Staubach retired and was the starter from 1980 through 1987. In all, he made 92 starts in his career and was 62-30 — even leading Dallas to double-digit winning seasons in 1980, 1981, 1983, and 1985.
White was 5-5 in the postseason but he never won a title as the starting quarterback. That seems to be the only knock on an otherwise impressive career.