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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4. Dak Prescott (2016-Present)

Regular season record: 61-36

No. 3 All-Time Cowboys Passing Yardage: 24,943

When Tony Romo missed the majority of the 2015 campaign, the Cowboys were in the market for a backup they could groom behind him. They looked at several players including Carson Wentz, Paxton Lynch, and Connor Cook. Eventually, Wentz went too high and they didn't pull the trigger on trades for either Lynch or Cook — and are still somehow picked on for those two being disappointments.

Fortunately for Dallas, none of those moves panned out since it meant they went to one of their fallback options — Dak Prescott. Selected with a compensatory fourth-round pick, Prescott was the 135th player taken in 2016.

Known as a dual threat for Mississippi State, Prescott was expected to spend a couple of years behind Romo, but that didn't happen. An injury to Romo and his top backup Kellen Moore meant Prescott would start in Week 1 and he not only played well but never surrendered the job.

Prescott led Dallas to a 13-3 record and won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award when he threw for 3,667 yards with 23 touchdowns and just four picks.

Now entering his eighth season at the helm, Prescott has a solid 61-36 record with 24,943 yards (third in team history) and 166 touchdowns (second in team history). He also has the most touchdowns in a single season by a Cowboys quarterback, throwing for 37 in 2021.

Prescott will be 30 years old in 2023 and that means he has time to surpass every team record. However, the only way he leapfrogs his way into the top 3 spots would be with some success in the playoffs.