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The Best Draft Picks by the Dallas Cowboys

April 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 171

The Dallas Cowboys became a part of the NFL in 1960. The Cowboys, who once recorded 20 consecutive winning seasons, are the only team to do so, and the franchise is frequently known as "America's Team." The franchise brings with it a huge following, and this could be attributed in part to the fact that they are the wealthiest team in the NFL. The team has won five Super Bowls, with the latest coming in 1995. The best draft picks by the Dallas Cowboys are Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach.

No. 3: Emmitt Smith, RB, (1990 - 2002)

The 17th overall pick of the 1990 NFL Draft, Emmitt Smith was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010. His career with the Cowboys was simply amazing, and he is easily the best running back the franchise has ever seen. He helped the team to three Super Bowl victories, (XXVII, XXVIII and XXX). In one season (1993), he won the Super Bowl, was named MVP of the game as well as NFL MVP and won the NFL rushing crown. He is the only player to achieve such a feat. The NFL's all-time rushing leader, all-time rushing touchdown scorer and holder of most all-time 100-plus-yard rushing games led the league in rushing for four seasons and was named to eight Pro Bowl appearances. This player, who was never expected to be a superstar in the NFL, always gave his best.

No. 2: Troy Aikman, QB, (1989 - 2000)

The first overall selection of the 1989 draft, Troy Aikman led the Dallas Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories. In Super Bowl XXVII, Aikman massacred the Buffalo Bills, completing 22 of 30 passes for 273 yards and four touchdowns. In Super Bowl XXVIII, the Bills managed to keep Aikman out of the end zone, but the Cowboys got the win in the end. He then went on to Super Bowl XXX and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is the franchise's all-time leading passer, with 32,942 yards. He was an accurate passer who brought discipline and class to the franchise. He was named to the Hall of Fame in 2006.

No. 1: Roger Staubach, QB, (1969-1979)

Roger Staubach is the cornerstone on which the Cowboys of the '70s were built. He led the franchise to its first Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl VI. Known for his leadership, athleticism and passing ability, Roger Staubach was one of the few quarterbacks who have played in the NFL who possessed all of those attributes. He was hard to bring to the ground and has a long list of fourth-quarter comebacks to his name. He brought another championship to the franchise in Super Bowl XII and won a cumulative five NFC Championships. The Hall of Famer and five-time Pro Bowler was always exciting to watch and left many memorable moments in the hearts of Cowboys fans.

The history of the Dallas Cowboys is filled with many great players the team has drafted, and so many names come to mind, it is easy to shove a name such as Roger Staubach under the carpet. However, Staubach's success in the 1970s cannot go unnoticed and for this, he is the best player drafted by the Dallas Cowboys.

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