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Who are the eight most important Dallas Cowboys?

Choosing the eight most important Cowboys isn’t as easy as you might think.

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The world got back to business on Monday morning and that means that normal talk and radio shows did as well. The Herd with Colin Cowherd is one of the more-frequented programs across the country and, shocker here, they were talking about the Dallas Cowboys.

An interesting debate surfaced when discussing America’s Team, one that’s seemingly impossible to answer (yet we all try). Who are the most important members of the squad?

You can define most important in a number of ways:

  • Who does the most for team on the field?
  • Who is the leader of the organization?
  • Who keeps them focused?
  • Who touches the ball most?
  • Who is generating the most (insert blank here)?

It’s a subjective process but an interesting one nonetheless.

Colin Cowherd gave determining the eight most important Dallas Cowboys his best go, and there were a lot of people who disagreed with him. It’s important to note that he didn’t just limit it to players as he included members from the coaching staff as well.

We took it upon ourselves within BTB to discuss this list in great length. Where is it obviously correct? Where is it wrong? Who was left out? Eight sounds like a large number but you run out of spots quickly when talking about a team that’s won four games in a row.

Despite how difficult the process was we each put together our own individual lists of the eight most important members of the Dallas Cowboys. Behold!

The eight most important members of the Dallas Cowboys, according to BTB

Ranking Danny Tom D. Howman M. Strawn Cole OCC Cody Dave M. Sisemore Connor RJ
1 Jason Garrett Jason Garrett Ezekiel Elliott Ezekiel Elliott Ezekiel Elliott Dak Prescott Ezekiel Elliott Ezekiel Elliott Ezekiel Elliott Zack Martin Dak Prescott
2 Ezekiel Elliott Ezekiel Elliott Amari Cooper DeMarcus Lawrence Kris Richard DeMarcus Lawrence DeMarcus Lawrence DeMarcus Lawrence Zack Martin DeMarcus Lawrence Ezekiel Elliott
3 DeMarcus Lawrence DeMarcus Lawrence Kris Richard Zack Martin Amari Cooper Amari Cooper Leighton Vander Esch Dak Prescott DeMarcus Lawrence Byron Jones DeMarcus Lawrence
4 Zack Martin Kris Richard Dak Prescott Dak Prescott Dak Prescott Byron Jones Byron Jones Zack Martin Dak Prescott Leighton Vander Esch Leighton Vander Esch
5 Leighton Vander Esch Zack Martin DeMarcus Lawrence Amari Cooper DeMarcus Lawrence Tyron Smith Marc Colombo Byron Jones Kris Richard Dak Prescott Jason Garrett
6 Amari Cooper Leighton Vander Esch Leighton Vander Esch Leighton Vander Esch Leighton Vander Esch Ezekiel Elliott Kris Richard Leighton Vander Esch Byron Jones Jaylon Smith Amari Cooper
7 Dak Prescott Dak Prescott Marc Colombo Byron Jones Byron Jones Travis Frederick Tyrone Crawford Amari Cooper Amari Cooper Amari Cooper Byron Jones
8 Byron Jones Amari Cooper Byron Jones Jaylon Smith Jason Garrett Leighton Vander Esch Joe Looney Tyron Smith Leighton Vander Esch Ezekiel Elliott Zack Martin

It’s very interesting to see how different the respective rankings are. There is an obvious amount of credit thrown towards the likes of Ezekiel Elliott and DeMarcus Lawrence, but Dak Prescott is a tad lower on some lists than he is on others.

Nobody ranked Leighton Vander Esch higher than third, and there are many Cowboys fans who would argue he’s the reason for the four-game winning streak (to a degree of course). Also worth pointing out is that head coach Jason Garrett leads two lists while he is completely left off of many others. Again, this is a subjective process.

What do you think, BTB? What does your list of the eight most important Cowboys look like?


Who’s list do you agree with most?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    (67 votes)
  • 5%
    (67 votes)
  • 7%
    D. Howman
    (94 votes)
  • 25%
    M. Strawn
    (332 votes)
  • 7%
    (94 votes)
  • 4%
    (64 votes)
  • 9%
    (119 votes)
  • 13%
    (176 votes)
  • 9%
    M. Sisemore
    (119 votes)
  • 5%
    (78 votes)
  • 8%
    (112 votes)
1322 votes total Vote Now

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