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Dallas Cowboys Rushing Career Leaders

Regular Season Record (all-time) : 480-364-6
Playoff Record (all-time) : 34-26 (Last appearance after 2014 season)
 Super Bowls Won: 5 out of 8 appearances
 Championships Won*: 5
Passing Leader (all-time): Tony Romo - 34,154 yards
Rushing Leader (all-time): Emmitt Smith - 17,162 yards
Receiving Leader (all-time): Michael Irvin - 11,904 yards
Winningest Coach (all-time): Tom Landry - 250 wins
Top Player by Approximate Value (all-time): Emmitt Smith - 163 AV
Dallas Cowboys All-Time Comeback Wins
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Dallas Cowboys Rushing Career Leaders

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Rushing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
1 Emmitt Smith 1990 2002 201 RB 163 4052 17162 153 75 4.2 85.4 55
2 Tony Dorsett 1977 1987 157 RB 132 2755 12036 72 99 4.4 76.7 84
3 Don Perkins 1961 1968 107 FB 67 1500 6217 42 59 4.1 58.1 18
4 Calvin Hill 1969 1974 73 RB 64 1166 5009 39 55 4.3 68.6 32
5 Robert Newhouse 1972 1983 168 RB 54 1160 4784 31 54 4.1 28.5 23
6 DeMarco Murray 2011 2014 53 RB 45 934 4526 28 91 4.8 85.4 13
7 Marion Barber 2005 2010 88 RB 42 1042 4358 47 54 4.2 49.5 15
8 Walt Garrison 1966 1974 119 RB 59 899 3886 30 41 4.3 32.7 26
9 Herschel Walker 1986 1997 81 RB 42 818 3491 27 84 4.3 43.1 17
10 Julius Jones 2004 2007 53 RB 31 885 3484 18 77 3.9 65.7 8
11 Felix Jones 2008 2012 64 RB 28 569 2728 11 60 4.8 42.6 12
12 Roger Staubach 1969 1979 131 QB 128 410 2264 20 33 5.5 17.3 55
13 Ron Springs 1979 1984 88 RB 36 604 2180 28 46 3.6 24.8 13
14 Amos Marsh 1961 1964 54 HB 29 427 2065 14 71 4.8 38.2 26
15 Dan Reeves 1965 1972 100 RB 40 535 1990 25 67 3.7 19.9 20
16 Troy Hambrick 2000 2003 51 RB 11 473 1896 8 80 4.0 37.2 7
17 Duane Thomas 1970 1971 25 RB 19 326 1596 16 56 4.9 63.8 9
18 Timmy Newsome 1980 1988 121 RB 26 342 1226 19 30 3.6 10.1 11
19 Don Meredith 1960 1968 104 QB 83 242 1216 15 28 5.0 11.7 71
20 Preston Pearson 1975 1980 79 RB 40 325 1207 5 32 3.7 15.3 3
21 Sherman Williams 1995 1998 59 RB 11 302 1162 4 44 3.8 19.7 9
22 Tashard Choice 2008 2011 54 RB 11 250 1139 8 66 4.6 21.1 3
23 Doug Dennison 1974 1978 52 RB 12 306 1112 19 27 3.6 21.4 5
24 Darren McFadden 2015 2015 16 RB 7 239 1089 3 50 4.6 68.1 3
25 Troy Aikman 1989 2000 165 QB 122 327 1016 9 25 3.1 6.2 58
26 Scott Laidlaw 1975 1979 67 RB 16 250 997 9 59 4.0 14.9 14
27 Chris Warren 1998 2000 38 RB 13 217 948 8 49 4.4 24.9 5
28 Joseph Randle 2013 2015 35 7 181 820 9 65 4.5 23.4 3
29 Daryl Johnston 1989 1998 150 RB 30 232 753 8 18 3.2 5.0 10
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
30 Steve Pelluer 1985 1988 46 QB 23 120 709 4 27 5.9 15.4 15
31 Charley Young 1974 1976 37 RB 11 131 638 2 53 4.9 17.2 4
32 Tony Romo 2005 2015 149 QB 116 238 620 5 21 2.6 4.2 65
33 Richie Anderson 2003 2004 27 FB 8 127 552 2 27 4.3 20.4 2
34 Amos Bullocks 1962 1963 25 HB 6 129 537 4 73 4.2 21.5 7
35 Les Shy 1966 1969 52 RB 8 140 510 3 68 3.6 9.8 2
36 Michael Wiley 2000 2002 42 RB 4 80 503 1 58 6.3 12.0 4
37 Quincy Carter 2001 2003 31 QB 16 140 498 3 19 3.6 16.1 20
38 Danny White 1976 1987 163 QB 101 159 482 8 48 3.0 3.0 68
39 Jim Stiger 1963 1965 33 HB 7 110 470 2 64 4.3 14.2 5
40 Paul Palmer 1989 1989 9 RB 3 112 446 2 63 4.0 49.6 3
41 Craig Baynham 1967 1969 38 HB 9 109 442 6 22 4.1 11.6 9
42 Eddie George 2004 2004 13 RB 3 132 432 4 24 3.3 33.2 3
43 L.G. Dupre 1960 1961 21 HB 6 120 422 3 18 3.5 20.1 7
44 Lance Dunbar 2012 2015 41 8 85 391 0 45 4.6 9.5 2
45 James Jones 1980 1985 57 RB 4 84 331 1 59 3.9 5.8 9
46 Don McIlhenny 1960 1961 14 HB 4 98 325 1 21 3.3 23.2 0
47 Lincoln Coleman 1993 1994 18 FB 3 98 312 3 16 3.2 17.3 3
48 Tommie Agee 1990 1994 75 RB 6 89 304 1 28 3.4 4.1 0
49 J.W. Lockett 1961 1962 26 FB 4 74 304 1 21 4.1 11.7 11
50 J.D. Smith 1965 1966 28 FB 3 93 302 3 24 3.2 10.8 2
51 Perry Lee Dunn 1964 1965 27 RB 3 80 274 3 14 3.4 10.1 3
52 Derrick Lassic 1993 1993 10 RB 3 75 269 3 15 3.6 26.9 2
53 Tyson Thompson 2005 2007 30 RB 1 73 266 1 23 3.6 8.9 3
54 Craig Morton 1965 1973 95 QB 49 74 246 6 15 3.3 2.6 19
55 Frank Clarke 1960 1967 78 E 37 32 231 1 56 7.2 3.0 6
56 Aveion Cason 2003 2003 10 RB 2 40 220 2 63 5.5 22.0 2
57 Rocket Ismail 1999 2001 39 WR 22 29 214 1 37 7.4 5.5 2
58 Drew Pearson 1974 1983 133 WR 86 21 189 0 33 9.0 1.4 8
59 Curvin Richards 1991 1992 11 RB 2 51 180 1 15 3.5 16.4 3
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
60 Billy Joe DuPree 1973 1982 143 TE 46 26 178 1 20 6.8 1.2 9
61 Pettis Norman 1967 1970 51 TE 10 20 178 0 28 8.9 3.5 3
62 Larry Brinson 1977 1979 38 RB 1 40 172 3 39 4.3 4.5 4
63 Eddie LeBaron 1960 1963 52 QB 21 45 170 1 23 3.8 3.3 12
64 Robert Thomas 1999 2002 52 FB 3 39 157 0 24 4.0 3.0 2
65 Walt Kowalczyk 1960 1960 12 FB 3 50 156 1 34 3.1 13.0 2
66 Phillip Tanner 2011 2013 39 RB 2 56 149 2 17 2.7 3.8 1
67 Jon Kitna 2010 2011 13 QB 8 34 145 1 29 4.3 11.2 6
68 Robert Turbin 2015 2015 7 1 32 139 1 22 4.3 19.9 0
69 ReShard Lee 2004 2004 14 RB 1 27 128 1 14 4.7 9.1 0
70 Les Strayhorn 1973 1974 24 RB 2 22 128 1 24 5.8 5.3 4
71 Alvin Blount 1987 1987 2 RB 1 46 125 3 15 2.7 62.5 1
72 Gene Babb 1960 1960 10 LB 2 39 115 0 12 2.9 11.5 0
73 Darryl Clack 1986 1989 39 RB 2 29 113 2 17 3.9 2.9 4
74 Kevin Williams 1993 1996 57 WR 19 27 110 2 14 4.1 1.9 15
75 Adrian Murrell 2003 2003 3 RB 1 28 107 0 17 3.8 35.7 0
76 Lucky Whitehead 2015 2015 15 1 10 107 0 33 10.7 7.1 1
77 Stephen McGee 2010 2011 3 QB 2 17 102 0 14 6.0 34.0 1
78 Sammy Morris 2011 2011 3 RB 1 28 98 0 15 3.5 32.7 0
79 Miles Austin 2009 2011 42 WR 26 11 94 1 60 8.5 2.2 3
80 Anthony Wright 2000 2001 8 QB 3 29 93 0 19 3.2 11.6 7
81 Randall Cunningham 2000 2000 6 QB 3 23 89 1 19 3.9 14.8 4
82 Broderick Sargent 1989 1989 14 RB 1 20 87 1 43 4.4 6.2 1
83 Claxton Welch 1969 1971 28 RB 0 25 85 2 14 3.4 3.0 1
84 Joey Galloway 2001 2003 47 WR 16 11 85 0 21 7.7 1.8 4
85 Tony Hill 1978 1985 111 WR 75 14 84 0 22 6.0 0.8 6
86 Anthony Thomas 2005 2005 6 RB 1 36 80 0 12 2.2 13.3 0
87 Ricky Blake 1991 1991 2 RB 1 15 80 1 30 5.3 40.0 0
88 Drew Bledsoe 2005 2006 22 QB 15 42 78 4 11 1.9 3.5 20
89 Matt Cassel 2015 2015 9 QB 0 15 78 0 24 5.2 8.7 4
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
90 James Dixon 1989 1990 31 WR 5 14 73 0 18 5.2 2.4 6
91 Mike Montgomery 1972 1973 21 RB 5 36 71 1 10 2.0 3.4 1
92 Chad Hutchinson 2002 2003 10 QB 3 20 71 0 18 3.6 7.1 12
93 Blair Thomas 1994 1994 2 RB 1 24 70 1 11 2.9 35.0 0
94 Bob Hayes 1965 1972 90 SE 76 22 70 2 13 3.2 0.8 16
95 Joe Williams 1971 1971 12 RB 1 21 67 1 16 3.2 5.6 3
96 Kelvin Edwards 1987 1987 13 WR 5 2 61 1 62 30.5 4.7 1
97 Terry Glenn 2003 2006 53 WR 30 9 59 1 47 6.6 1.1 2
98 Dexter Coakley 2000 2004 32 LB 13 2 59 0 33 29.5 1.8 0
99 Gary Hogeboom 1982 1985 42 QB 8 32 57 1 15 1.8 1.4 10
100 Robert Chancey 1999 1999 3 RB 0 14 57 0 11 4.1 19.0 0
101 Erik Bickerstaff 2003 2003 4 RB 0 19 56 1 9 2.9 14.0 0
102 Reggie Collier 1986 1986 4 QB 1 6 53 0 21 8.8 13.3 2
103 Mel Renfro 1966 1966 11 DB 8 8 52 0 27 6.5 4.7 2
104 Christine Michael 2015 2015 5 0 15 51 0 13 3.4 10.2 0
105 Jason Tucker 1999 2000 31 WR 6 5 50 1 17 10.0 1.6 4
106 David Adams 1987 1987 3 RB 0 7 49 1 27 7.0 16.3 2
107 Wane McGarity 2000 2000 14 WR 5 6 49 1 22 8.2 3.5 2
108 Alonzo Highsmith 1990 1990 7 RB 0 19 48 0 7 2.5 6.9 1
109 Kevin Sweeney 1987 1988 6 QB 2 11 42 0 10 3.8 7.0 3
110 Robert Lavette 1985 1986 28 RB 0 23 40 0 10 1.7 1.4 3
111 John Williams 1985 1985 8 RB 0 13 40 0 9 3.1 5.0 3
112 Antonio Bryant 2002 2003 32 WR 8 8 40 0 24 5.0 1.3 3
113 Patrick Crayton 2005 2009 43 WR 15 6 39 0 20 6.5 0.9 8
114 Vinny Testaverde 2004 2004 16 QB 10 21 38 1 10 1.8 2.4 8
115 Terrell Owens 2007 2008 31 WR 24 8 38 0 8 4.8 1.2 1
116 Jean Fugett 1972 1975 40 TE 10 5 38 0 34 7.6 1.0 0
117 Jerry Rhome 1965 1967 32 QB 2 13 37 0 16 2.8 1.2 3
118 Alois Blackwell 1978 1978 13 RB 0 9 37 0 13 4.1 2.8 0
119 Todd Fowler 1985 1988 40 TE 1 16 36 0 6 2.3 0.9 1
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
120 Doug Cosbie 1981 1987 53 TE 17 7 35 0 15 5.0 0.7 1
121 Toby Gowin 1998 1998 16 P 2 1 33 0 33 33.0 2.1 0
122 Brandon Weeden 2014 2015 9 3 15 29 0 11 1.9 3.2 1
123 Derrick Gainer 1993 1993 11 RB 1 9 29 0 8 3.2 2.6 0
124 Otto Stowe 1973 1973 7 WR 6 3 28 0 14 9.3 4.0 0
125 Clint Stoerner 2001 2001 4 WB 1 9 27 1 13 3.0 6.8 1
126 Eric Bjornson 1998 1999 32 TE 3 2 27 2 20 13.5 0.8 0
127 Lousaka Polite 2005 2006 26 RB 1 9 26 0 6 2.9 1.0 0
128 Alexander Wright 1990 1991 31 WR 5 5 25 0 14 5.0 0.8 1
129 Merrill Douglas 1961 1961 6 FB 0 5 24 0 6 4.8 4.0 0
130 Quincy Morgan 2004 2004 9 WR 2 2 23 0 24 11.5 2.6 0
131 George Peoples 1982 1982 8 RB 0 7 22 0 7 3.1 2.8 0
132 Lance Rentzel 1969 1970 25 WR 19 3 22 0 14 7.3 0.9 1
133 Mike Saxon 1989 1990 32 P 5 2 21 0 20 10.5 0.7 0
134 Butch Johnson 1977 1983 50 WR 14 4 19 0 13 4.8 0.4 4
135 Reggie Swinton 2001 2002 29 WR 3 2 19 0 23 9.5 0.7 5
136 Kevin Ogletree 2009 2012 40 WR 5 5 18 0 7 3.6 0.5 3
137 Jay Saldi 1976 1979 29 TE 2 2 18 0 19 9.0 0.6 0
138 Chris Gronkowski 2010 2010 14 RB 0 5 17 0 8 3.4 1.2 0
139 Larry Robinson 1973 1973 4 RB 0 2 17 0 11 8.5 4.3 1
140 Steve Walsh 1989 1990 9 QB 2 7 16 0 14 2.3 1.8 4
141 Keyshawn Johnson 2004 2005 32 WR 15 3 16 0 13 5.3 0.5 4
142 Jason Garrett 1993 1999 21 QB 7 29 15 0 9 0.5 0.7 5
143 Wade Wilson 1995 1997 17 QB 2 20 15 0 11 0.8 0.9 1
144 Glenn Carano 1980 1981 8 QB 1 12 15 0 11 1.3 1.9 3
145 Cyril Pinder 1973 1973 5 RB 0 12 15 0 5 1.3 3.0 0
146 Junior Tautalatasi 1989 1989 13 RB 1 6 15 0 6 2.5 1.2 3
147 Golden Richards 1973 1975 40 WR 13 5 15 0 11 3.0 0.4 5
148 Billy Davis 1998 1998 16 WR 7 4 15 0 8 3.8 0.9 1
149 Sam Baker 1963 1963 14 K 7 1 15 0 15 15.0 1.1 0
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
150 Alvin Harper 1992 1992 16 WR 7 1 15 0 15 15.0 0.9 1
151 Darnay Scott 2002 2002 15 WR 1 1 14 0 14 14.0 0.9 0
152 Dwayne Harris 2013 2014 29 WR 3 5 13 0 9 2.6 0.4 6
153 Mitch Hoopes 1975 1975 14 P 2 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.9 0
154 Randal Williams 2004 2004 2 WR 3 1 13 0 13 13.0 6.5 0
155 Roy Williams 2008 2008 10 WR 2 1 13 0 13 13.0 1.3 0
156 Derrick Shepard 1989 1989 11 WR 2 3 12 0 12 4.0 1.1 1
157 Jeff Ogden 1998 1998 16 WR 1 1 12 0 12 12.0 0.8 1
158 Lawrence Vickers 2012 2012 16 FB 1 3 11 0 13 3.7 0.7 0
159 Mike Sherrard 1986 1986 16 WR 6 2 11 0 8 5.5 0.7 0
160 Dedric Ward 2004 2004 8 WR 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 1.4 1
161 Darian Barnes 2004 2004 16 FB 1 5 10 0 8 2.0 0.6 1
162 Ralph Neely 1972 1972 13 T 7 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.8 0
163 John Roach 1964 1964 9 QB 1 8 9 0 11 1.1 1.0 5
164 Keylon Kincade 2006 2006 1 RB 0 4 9 0 7 2.3 9.0 0
165 Tim Seder 2000 2001 23 K 2 2 9 2 8 4.5 0.4 0
166 Lee Folkins 1964 1964 14 TE 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.6 0
167 Billy Howton 1961 1961 14 E 7 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.6 1
168 Peerless Price 2005 2005 7 WR 1 1 9 0 9 9.0 1.3 0
169 Ernie Mills 1998 1999 22 WR 8 4 8 0 5 2.0 0.4 0
170 Danny Villanueva 1966 1967 28 K 10 2 8 0 23 4.0 0.3 0
171 Kyle Orton 2013 2013 3 QB 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 2.7 0
172 Kelvin Martin 1988 1992 48 WR 18 10 7 0 11 0.7 0.1 6
173 Bernie Kosar 1993 1993 4 QB 2 9 7 0 4 0.8 1.8 2
174 Jamar Martin 2003 2003 14 FB 0 4 7 0 3 1.8 0.5 0
175 E.J. Jones 1987 1987 3 RB 0 2 7 0 5 3.5 2.3 0
176 Drew Henson 2004 2004 7 QB 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 1.0 1
177 David Lang 1995 1995 16 RB 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.4 0
178 Michael Irvin 1988 1998 68 WR 53 6 6 0 9 1.0 0.1 2
179 Timmy Smith 1990 1990 1 RB 0 6 6 0 3 1.0 6.0 0
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
180 Babe Laufenberg 1990 1990 4 QB 1 2 6 0 5 3.0 1.5 1
181 Anthony Miller 1997 1997 16 WR 5 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 1
182 Charlie Waters 1974 1974 14 DB 5 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 1
183 Doug Donley 1984 1984 15 WR 3 2 5 0 6 2.5 0.3 0
184 Tony Fiammetta 2011 2011 10 RB 0 4 4 0 3 1.0 0.4 0
185 Terrance Williams 2013 2013 16 7 3 4 0 5 1.3 0.3 2
186 Bill Bates 1989 1990 32 DB 2 2 4 0 4 2.0 0.1 0
187 Terence Newman 2005 2005 16 DB 9 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 3
188 Deon Anderson 2008 2008 14 FB 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 0.2 0
189 Don Heinrich 1960 1960 12 QB 1 2 3 0 3 1.5 0.3 0
190 Darrin Chiaverini 2001 2001 16 WR 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0
191 Mike Ditka 1971 1971 14 TE 5 2 2 0 11 1.0 0.1 0
192 Jeff Heath 2015 2015 16 2 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0
193 Jay Novacek 1993 1993 16 TE 6 1 2 1 2 2.0 0.1 3
194 Dez Bryant 2010 2013 59 WR 38 5 1 0 6 0.2 0.0 13
195 Deion Sanders 1995 1997 38 DB 38 6 0 0 8 0.0 0.0 3
196 Mat McBriar 2006 2010 32 P 7 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2
197 Loren Snyder 1987 1987 2 QB 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1
198 Tony Taylor 2001 2001 1 RB 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
199 A.D. Whitfield 1965 1965 2 RB 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
200 Clint Longley 1974 1975 6 QB 1 7 -1 0 7 -0.1 -0.2 0
201 Kellen Moore 2015 2015 3 2 2 -1 0 0 -0.5 -0.3 1
202 Gordon Banks 1985 1985 2 WR 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.5 0
203 Terrance Copper 2004 2004 10 WR 1 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0
204 Chauncey Washington 2011 2011 2 RB 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.5 0
205 Robert Wilson 1994 1994 2 RB 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.5 0
206 Rodney Peete 1994 1994 7 QB 2 9 -2 0 2 -0.2 -0.3 3
207 Dennis Homan 1970 1970 10 WR 1 2 -3 0 0 -1.5 -0.3 0
208 Kevin Scott 1989 1989 3 RB 0 2 -4 0 -1 -2.0 -1.3 0
209 Gerald White 1987 1987 3 RB 0 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -1.3 0
Rushing
Rk From To G Pos AV Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G Fmb
210 Pete Gent 1968 1968 10 FL 3 2 -5 0 0 -2.5 -0.5 0
211 Waddell Smith 1984 1984 2 WR 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -2.5 0
212 Brad Johnson 2007 2008 32 QB 1 7 -6 0 0 -0.9 -0.2 1
213 Mike Quinn 1998 1998 3 QB 0 5 -6 0 -1 -1.2 -2.0 0
214 Billy Lothridge 1964 1964 14 DB 1 2 -6 1 2 -3.0 -0.4 1
215 Ryan Leaf 2001 2001 4 QB 1 4 -7 0 0 -1.8 -1.8 4
216 Lance Alworth 1971 1972 26 FL 9 3 -8 0 2 -2.7 -0.3 0
217 Dennis McKinnon 1990 1990 9 WR 1 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -0.9 1
218 Micah Knorr 2001 2002 23 P 2 2 -10 0 0 -5.0 -0.4 0
219 Rayfield Wright 1968 1968 14 T 4 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.7 0
220 Steve Beuerlein 1991 1992 24 QB 4 11 -21 0 -1 -1.9 -0.9 0
221 John Jett 1996 1996 16 P 2 1 -23 0 -23 -23.0 -1.4 0