Can You Name These Athletes Who've Played for the Dallas Cowboys?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

The Dallas Cowboys, formed in 1960, are a professional football team based out of, you guessed it, Texas. They're one of the teams in the National Football League and have managed to make it to the Super Bowl eight times- which is the second-most appearances for a team in the league. 

Over the years, these team has gathered many followers and a great bunch of enemies as well. Their rivalries with the Green Bay Packers, the New York Giants, and the Pittsburgh Steelers have only served to excite fans of the team across the country and the world. That isn't to say that the team itself isn't talented because, over the years, some great football players have passed through and made this team their home, even if it may have been temporary.

But we want to know how much you've been paying attention. How many Cowboys (former or current) can you name if we showed you their picture? It's time to prove that you're a real Cowboys' fan who knows their stuff. Prove it by matching these guys with their names. 

Roger Staubach, nicknamed "The Dodger," "Captain America" and "Captain Comeback," is a former quarterback who led the Cowboys to five NFC Championships and two Super Bowl titles. Known for his wild playing style, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985 and named the NFL MVP in 1971.

Emmitt Smith is a former running back who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. During his 13 years with the Cowboys, he was renowned for his consistency, speed, running for 17,162 yards, scoring 153 touchdowns and rarely missing a game, despite his injuries.

Bob Lilly, also known as "Mr. Cowboy," is a former defensive tackle who spent his entire 14-season career with the Dallas Cowboys. He is a 1980 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who helped lead the team to victory during the Super Bowl VI.

Nicknamed "The Master," Randy White is a retired defensive tackle who played as a linebacker for the first two seasons of his 14-year career. He is a 1994 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who helped the Cowboys win Super Bowl XII and received co-Super Bowl MVP honors that year.

Mel Renfro is a former cornerback whose career spanned for 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who assisted the Cowboys with winning two Super Bowl titles and participated in five All-Pro teams and 10 Pro Bowls.

Larry Allen is a retired football player who played offensive lineman for the Dallas Cowboys for 14 seasons. Like Emmitt Smith, he was noted for his consistency and rarely missing a game due to injuries.

Troy Aikman is a former quarterback who was the overall No. 1 pick in 1981. He spent his entire 12-season career with the Dallas Cowboys, during which he amassed a total of 32,942 yards. He also participated in three Super Bowl Championships and made six Pro Bowls.

Michael Irvin is a former wide receiver who was nicknamed "The Playmaker" due to becoming Troy Aikman's favorite receiver and frequently coming through for his team in critical moments.

Tony Dorsett is a retired running back who was the second overall pick in the 1977 NFL Draft. He spent 11 of his 12-season career with the Cowboys, during which he caught 382 passes and made 13 touchdowns. He is a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who helped lead the team to victory in Super Bowl XII.

Jason Witten is a former football tight end who ranks second in all-time career receptions and receiving yards by an NFL tight end. Noted for his consistency, he spent his entire 13-season career with the Cowboys, with whom he ran for 11,215 yards and made 60 touchdowns.

Darren Woodson is a former football safety and current ESPN analyst. Up until his retirement in 2004, he was a five-time Pro Bowler, four-time All-Pro selection and three-time Super Bowl champion. He is also a member of the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor, having been inducted on August 4, 2015.

Drew Pearson is a retired wide receiver who was nicknamed "Mr. Clutch" throughout his career with the Cowboys. The No. 88 player has several memorable catches, such as the "Hail Mary" against the Minnesota Vikings.

Herschel Walker is a former football player who played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1986 to 1989 and from 1996 to 1997. During his time with the team, he played fullback, running back and wider receiver.

Rayfield Wright is a former offensive tackle who played with the Cowboys for 13 seasons. He is a member of the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, having been inducted in 2004 and 2006, respectively.

Charles Haley is a retired linebacker and defensive end who played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1993 to 1996. He is a five-time Super Bowl champion, two of which he won with the San Francisco 49ers (XXIII, XXIV), and the other three with the Cowboys (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX).

Don Meredith was a former quarterback who spent his entire nine-season (1960 - 1968) career with the Dallas Cowboys. During his post-football career, he served as a color analyst for NFL telecasts from 1970 to 1984.

Bob Hayes, nicknamed "Bullet," was a former wide receiver and the first wide receiver to don the infamous No. 22 during his time with the Cowboys. Prior to his football career, he was a two-time Olympic gold medalist who once held multiple world records in the 60-yard, 100-yard, 220-yard and the Olympic 100-meter dashes.

Daryl Johnston, nicknamed "Moose," is a retired fullback who was regarded as one of the best fullbacks of his era. He joined the Cowboys in 1989 but was forced to end his career early due to a neck injury.

Danny White used to be a quarterback and punter whose career with the Dallas Cowboys spanned from 1976 to 1988. He took over as the lead quarterback following Roger Staubach's retirement, leading the team to several NFC victories in the 1980s.

DeMarcus Ware is a retired outside linebacker and defensive end who played for the Cowboys, and later, the Denver Broncos. He is a one-time Super Bowl champion, nine-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro selection.

Deion Sanders, also known as "Prime Time," is a former cornerback who played with the Cowboys for five seasons from 1995 to 1999. During his time with the team, he helped them win Super Bowl XXX, the team's third title in four years.

Nate Newton is a retired football guard who played with the Cowboys from 1986 to 1998. In addition to the Cowboys, he played for the Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Bandits, and the California Panthers. He is a six-time Pro-Bowler, three-time Super Bowl champion and two-time All-Pro selection.

Jim Jeffcoat is a retired defensive end who played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1983 to 1994. He ended his 12-season career with 698 tackles, 149 quarterback pressures and 94.5 sacks.

Tony Romo is a former quarterback who spent his entire 14-season career with the Dallas Cowboys. He is four-time Pro Bowler (2006, 2007, 2009, 2014), one-time second-team All-Pro (2014), two-time OVC Champion (2011, 2012) and the 2014 NFL passer rating leader.

Terrell Owens is a retired receiver and six-time Pro Bowler who played for the Dallas Cowboys from 2006 to 2008. In addition to the Cowboys, he played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Allen Wranglers, and Seattle Seahawks.

Lee Roy Jordan is a retired linebacker who spent his entire 14-year NFL career with the Cowboys, during which he won the Super Bowl VI championship.

Chuck Howley is a former linebacker whose career spanned for 15 seasons, 13 of which he spent with the Dallas Cowboys. He is a Super Bowl champion (VI), and a Super Bowl MVP (VI).

Nicknamed "Captain Crash," Cliff Harris is a former professional footballer who played safety for the Cowboys. He spent his entire 10-year career with the team, during which he won two Super Bowl championships (VI, XII) and became a six-time Pro Bowler (1974 to 1979).

Harvey Martin was a defensive end who was drafted by the Cowboys in the third round of the 1973 NFL Draft. He played with the team until his retirement in 1983. He was named the 1977 Defensive Player of the Year.

Don Perkins is a former fullback whose career spanned more than eight seasons, from 1961 to 1968. He was noted for his quickness and balance and was considered to be a great pass blocker. He is a Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor inductee and ranks third on the Cowboy's all-time rushing yards and rushing touchdown lists.

Cornell Green is a retired defensive back who played with the Cowboys for 13 seasons, from 1962 to 1974. He is a Super Bowl champion (VI) and five-time Pro-Bowler (1965 to 1967, 1971, 1972).

Everson Walls is a former defensive back who spent nine of his 14-season career with the Dallas Cowboys. He is a Super Bowl champion (XXV), four-time Pro Bowler (1981, 1982, 1983, 1985) and, in 1981, was inducted as a member of the PFWA All-Rookie Team.

Ed "Too Tall" Jones is a retired football player who played for the Dallas Cowboys as a defensive end. His 15 seasons with the team spanned from 1974 to 1978 and from 1980 to 1989, briefly leaving in 1979 to pursue a professional boxing career.

Charlie Waters is a former defensive back who played with the Dallas Cowboys for 12 seasons, from 1970 to 1981. By the end of his career, he had played 160 games, was selected to the Pro Bowl three times (1976, 1977, 1978), and won the Super Bowl championship twice (VI, XII).

John Niland is a former offensive guard whose 11-season career spanned from 1966 to 1976, the first 10 of which he spent with the Dallas Cowboys. He played a total of 138 games, is a Super Bowl champion (VI), and a six-time Pro Bowler (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973).

Jay Novacek is a former tight end who played for the Cowboys from 1990 to 1995. He is a three-time Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX) and a five-time Pro Bowler.

Erik Williams is a retired offensive tackle who played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1991 to 2000, and then for the Baltimore Ravens in 2001. He is a three-time Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX) and a four-time Pro Bowl winner (1993, 1996, 1997, 1999).

Tony Hill is a former wide receiver who spent 10 of his 11-season career with the Cowboys, spending his last year with the San Francisco 49ers. He was a member of the Dallas Cowboys 50th Anniversary Team, won the Pro Bowl three times in 1978, 1979 and 1985, and Super Bowl XII in 1977.

George Andrie, who played for the Cowboys from 1962 to 1972, is a retired defensive end. He spent his entire career with the team, with whom he won Super Bowl VI and was named the Pro Bowl co-MVP in 1969.

Jethro Pugh was a former defensive tackle who spent his entire 14-season career (1965 to 1978) with the Cowboys. By the end of his career, he played a total of 183 games. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion (VI, XII), two-time All-CIAA (1963, 1964) and two-time second-team All-Pro (1968, 1973).

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