One of the NFL’s most successful franchises, the Dallas Cowboys have enjoyed some of the greatest quarterback performances in league history. The Dallas Cowboys’ all-time passing yards leaders are topped by a pair of Hall of Fame QBs who led the team to a combined five Super Bowl wins.
5. Tony Romo: 16,650 yards*
Current quarterback Tony Romo is up to fifth and rising on the list of Dallas Cowboys’ all-time passing yards leaders. Since becoming the starter in 2006, Romo has been one of the most prolific passers in the NFL, topping the 4,000 yard mark twice and earning a trio of Pro Bowl honors. He has twice set the Cowboys’ single-season passing yards record, reaching a high of 4,483 yards in 2009. Romo also holds the Cowboys’ single-season touchdown record with 36 in 2007.
4. Don Meredith: 17,199 yards
The first successful quarterback in team history, Don Meredith ranks fourth among the Dallas Cowboys’ all-time passing yards leaders. Meredith was a member of the Cowboys from their inaugural 1960 season through 1968. In each of the last three years of his career, he was selected to play in the Pro Bowl and the Cowboys reached the playoffs. Meredith threw more than 2,000 yards five times and he compiled a career record of 48 wins and 33 losses.
3. Danny White: 21,959 yards
Former quarterback and punter Danny White sits third on the Dallas Cowboys’ all-time passing yards leaders list. White joined the Cowboys as a punter in 1976 and became the starting QB in 1980. He put together a brilliant 62-30 win-loss record as he tallied four 3,000 yard seasons. White posted more than 20,000 passing yards and punting yards for the Cowboys. As a passer, he retired with 155 touchdowns and a QB rating of 81.7.
2. Roger Staubach: 22,700 yards
Hall of Famer Roger Staubach ranks second among the Dallas Cowboys’ all-time passing yards leaders. Before joining the Cowboys, Staubach won the Heisman Trophy for Navy. Staubach led the Cowboys to two Super Bowl Championships in the 1970s. He had a remarkable 85-29 win-loss record with six Pro Bowl appearances. Staubach led the NFL in QB rating four times, reaching a career-high 104.8 in 1971 with a career rating of 83.4.
1. Troy Aikman: 32,942 yards
The Dallas Cowboys’ all-time passing yards leader is Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman. Aikman began his career in Dallas in 1989 and spent all 12 of his NFL seasons with the Cowboys. From 1992 to 1995, Aikman led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories, earning a Super Bowl MVP Award in 1992. He posted five seasons of 3,000 yards and he owns the Cowboys’ team record with 165 touchdowns. The six-time Pro Bowler tossed a career-high 3,445 yards in 1992.
*Indicates player is still active with the team
Dallas Cowboys Passing Career Register. Pro-Football-Reference.com