The Dallas Cowboys are an American football franchise based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. The Dallas Cowboys are a member club of the National Football League’s National Football Conference East division. The Cowboys have had some of the best Running backs in their history.
Here are the top 5 Dallas Cowboys Best Running Backs Of All-Time
1. Emmitt Smith
Smith was voted the NFL Rookie of the Year after he was named an All-American and SEC MVP in 1989. He was a four-time All-Pro First team pick (1992-1995) and a two-time All-Pro Second team selection (1990-1995, 1998-1999) who played in eight Pro Bowls (1991, 1996).
A three-time Super Bowl Champion (XXVII, XXVIII and XXX) and MVP of the XXVII Super Bowl, Smith was also the NFL’s all-time leading rusher (1991-1993, 1995) and was awarded 1993’s NFL Most Valuable Player. It’s a no-brainer that his 18,355 career running yards and 164 career rushing touchdowns are both NFL records.
2. Tony Dorsett
Having traded up to get the second pick, Dallas had a very solid reason to select Dorsett second overall in the 1977 NFL Draft. A National Championship and the Heisman Trophy were only two of Dorsett’s many college accolades during his senior year.
3. Calvin Hill
Hill was drafted in the same offseason that Don Perkins announced his retirement, and he was forced to head the Cowboys’ perennially reliant ground game. Hill would go on to earn Rookie of the Year and be nominated to the Pro Bowl in his rookie season. He would later appear in three other Pro Bowls.
4. Ezekiel Elliott
Running back Ezekiel Elliott amassed 1,631 yards and 15 scores on the ground, averaging 5.1 yards per carry. Added to that, he hauled in 32 passes for 363 yards and a touchdown reception. It was his performance that helped Dallas reach a 13-3 regular season record, the greatest regular season record for the team since 200
5. DeMarco Murray
It didn’t take long for Murray to establish himself as one of the best rookie running backs, with nearly 900 yards and 5.5 yards per carry.