Ranking the top 10 Dallas Cowboys running backs of all time

• Ezekiel Elliott made quite the impact with the Dallas Cowboys

• Tony Dorsett remains a stud

• Emmitt Smith set an impossible record

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2. Tony Dorsett. 1977-1987

15,468 yards from scrimmage, 85 total offensive touchdowns

No. 2 All-Time Cowboys Rushing Yardage: 12,036

Now in the top two, we see the running backs who put up the monstrous numbers for the Dallas Cowboys.

Tony Dorsett was a star at Pittsburgh where he won a National Championship and the Heisman Trophy. Despite his success, there were concerns about his size entering the NFL. Dallas was undeterred and used the No. 2 overall pick in 1977 to bring him in and he won the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after gaining 1,007 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground plus 273 yards and another touchdown as a receiver.

He then spent the next 10 years playing for Dallas crossing the 1,000-yard mark eight times in his first nine years in the league. The one exception was in 1982 when there were only nine games due to the player's strike.

Dorsett continued to rack up awards as he was a three-time All-Pro and four-time Pro Bowler. He even went into the record books as the first player to ever record a 99-yard touchdown — which he did on a play where there were just 10 players on offense and he wasn't even supposed to get the ball.

Dorsett's time in Dallas came to an end following the 1987 season when they decided to trade him to the Denver Broncos amid complaints from Herschel Walker. The younger back wanted to spend more time at running back and was being moved around to accommodate Dorsett.

He finished his Dallas career with 12,036 yards on the ground which was first in franchise history before the No. 1 back on the list came to town and set all sorts of records.