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Top 20 Dallas Cowboys Career Rushing Records

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by Mavs Man, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    I was reading about Julius Jones' rushing stats in another thread and was curious to see where our current backs stood in the Cowboys' record books. I ended up researching most of the RBs in Cowboys history, and hopefully this is a complete record - please let me know if I left anyone out.

    Dallas Cowboys Career Rushing Records

    ATTEMPTS
    1. Emmitt Smith, 4,052
    2. Tony Dorsett, 2,755
    3. Don Perkins, 1,500
    4. Calvin Hill, 1,166
    5. Robert Newhouse, 1,160
    6. Walt Garrison, 899
    7. Julius Jones, 879
    8. Herschel Walker, 818
    9. Ron Springs, 604
    10. Dan Reeves, 535
    11. Troy Hambrick, 473
    12. Marion Barber III, 470
    13. Amos Marsh, 427
    14. Roger Staubach, 410
    15. Timmy Newhouse, 342
    16. Troy Aikman, 327
    17. Duane Thomas, 326
    18. Preston Pearson, 325
    19. Doug Dennison, 306
    20. Sherman Williams, 302

    YARDS
    1. Emmitt Smith, 17,162
    2. Tony Dorsett, 12,036
    3. Don Perkins, 6,217
    4. Calvin Hill, 5,009
    5. Robert Newhouse, 4,784
    6. Walt Garrison, 3,886
    7. Herschel Walker, 3,491
    8. Julius Jones, 3,473
    9. Roger Staubach, 2,264
    10. Ron Springs, 2,180
    11. Marion Barber III, 2,171
    12. Amos Marsh, 2,065
    13. Dan Reeves, 1,990
    14. Troy Hambrick, 1,896
    15. Duane Thomas, 1,596
    16. Timmy Newhouse, 1,226
    17. Don Meredith, 1,216
    18. Preston Pearson, 1,207
    19. Sherman Williams, 1,162
    20. Doug Dennison, 1,112
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    21. Troy Aikman, 1,016
    22. Scott Laidlaw, 997
    23. Chris Warren, 948

    TOUCHDOWNS
    1. Emmitt Smith, 153
    2. Tony Dorsett, 72
    3. Don Perkins, 42
    4. Calvin Hill, 39
    5. Robert Newhouse, 31
    6. Walt Garrison, 30
    7. Marion Barber III, 29
    8. Ron Springs, 28
    9. Herschel Walker, 27
    10. Dan Reeves, 25
    11. Roger Staubach, 20
    12T. Timmy Newsome, 19
    12T. Doug Dennison, 19
    14. Julius Jones, 18
    15. Duane Thomas, 16
    16. Don Meredith, 15
    17. Amos Marsh, 14
    18T. Troy Aikman, 9
    18T. Scott Laidlaw, 9
    20T. Troy Hambrick, 8
    20T. Chris Warren, 8
  2. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I love this stuff. I had done a top 10 for seasons, but only a top 3 for career marks.

    Thanks.
  3. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    I grew up tracking Emmitt as he chased Cowboys franchise marks and eventually the all-time mark. Since then I've always been fascinated in records, especially franchise records since those are so hard to find outside of the top five (though mostly the current leader is the only one listed).

    There could be some players I left out between 10-20, but I'm confident in each of the top 10 marks.

    I expect Julius and Marion to both move up a spot in the yardage rankings Sunday. Barber should move into the top three for TDs by 2009 (though he has a really good shot of doing so next year).
  4. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    UPDATES (2007 final):

    Attempts: Julius Jones remains at #7 with 886 attempts; Marion Barber passes Troy Hambrick to move to #11 with 477 attempts.

    Yards: Both Jones and Barber remain in their same positions; Jones finishing with 3,481 yards, and Barber with 2,167 yards.

    Touchdowns: No change.
  5. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I really don't think Marion, much as i love him, will ever get near Emmitt's rushing yards record. He may, possibly, catch him in TD's by the time it's over though.
  6. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded its redskin season

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    dude....
  7. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Great stuff. THank you.

    Man, I remember how much I liked Don Perkins.

    Duane Thomas behind Troy Hambrick. What a waste of potential
  8. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    I'm not saying he will. He probably wont, cause Emmitt was a scoring machine for years and years and years.

    But if there were anything on that list that he caught him on it would be that.
  9. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    I don't know if he'll come anywhere close to 153 rushing touchdowns, but I definitely think he's in reach of passing Tony Dorsett (72 TDs) at #2 with four or five more years at his current production.
  10. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    Marion Barber III passed Troy Hambrick yesterday for 11th place on the all-time franchise rushing attempts list, Ron Springs for 10th place for rushing yards, and tied Robert Newhouse (and passed Walt Garrison) for 5th place for rushing touchdowns.

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