Who is the Best Quarterback in Dallas Cowboys History?
The Dallas Cowboys have had their fair share of great quarterbacks over the years. But, which one would you say is the best? Let's take a look at some stats to determine who is the best, which may surprise you.
NFL quarterbacks are measured by their passer rating, which factors in completion percentage, yards per attempt, touchdowns per attempt, and interceptions per attempt. We'll look at each one of those stats, using the top 5 Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks in each category.
- Tony Romo – 34,183
- Troy Aikman - 32,942
- Roger Staubach - 22,700
- Danny White - 21,959
- Dak Prescott – 19,447
- Dak Prescott – 1672 out of 2509 for 66.6%
- Tony Romo - 2829 out of 4335 for 65.3%
- Troy Aikman - 2898 out of 4715 for 61.5%
- Danny White - 1761 out of 2950 for 59.7%
- Roger Staubach - 1685 out of 2958 for 57%
- Tony Romo - 248
- Troy Aikman - 165
- Danny White - 155
- Roger Staubach – 153
- Dak Prescott - 122
- Troy Aikman - 141
- Danny White - 132
- Roger Staubach - 109
- Tony Romo – 117
- Dak Prescott - 44
- Dak Prescott – 98.8
- Tony Romo – 97.1
- Roger Staubach - 83.4
- Danny White - 81.7
- Troy Aikman - 81.6
So, who IS the best quarterback in Dallas Cowboys history?
Based on these statistics, Tony Romo is, by far, the best quarterback in Dallas Cowboys history. Romo has the most passing yards of any Dallas quarterback, the most touchdown passes, and his completing percentage and quarterback rating are tops.
As you can see with these statistics Dak Prescott can be considered part of the conversation as well. Dak has the highest quarterback rating as well as the best completion percentage. But, Prescott has plenty of years ahead of him to pad those stats and I feel at some point he will surpass Romo statistically.
Some might argue that Aikman, Staubach, and White (White got his as a backup) all have Super Bowl wins under their belt, but pure statistics don't lie. Tony Romo is the best.