Throughout their existence, the Dallas Cowboys have continually had a dominant running game. Not only do they have some of the most recognizable names to ever carry the rock, but they also boast the No. 1 rushing yardage leader in NFL history.
While that makes the debate about who lands No. 1 in franchise history a moot point, we can still discuss who else makes the top 10. Here we dive in and select the 10 best running backs in Cowboys history.
10. Robert Newhouse, 1972-1983
5,740 yards from scrimmage, 36 total offensive touchdowns
No. 6 All-Time Cowboys Rushing Yardage: 4,784
Listed as both a fullback and a running back throughout his career, Robert Newhouse makes this list due to his impressive longevity rather than any major accomplishment in a single season. He also found himself on the same field as some of the greats, including Calvin Hill from 1972 through 1974 and Tony Dorsett from 1977 until 1983.
While serving as either the fullback or the No. 2 ball carrier for either Hill or Dorsett for the majority of his career, he was praised for his unselfish approach. He was a willing blocker who didn't let his size keep him from making an impact in that role.
Newhouse also proved to be an effective No. 1 back in 1975 which was in between the Hill and Dorsett years. He ran the ball 209 times for 930 yards while adding 275 yards as a receiver that year which kept the offense on track.
In addition to his regular season success, Newhouse was a part of their Super Bowl win following the 1977 campaign and had 55 yards on 14 carries in the win over Minnesota.