ChatGPT's list of 10 greatest Dallas Cowboys of all time

cowboyec

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those that weren't included is a helluva scroll...
don meredith
don perkins
calvin hill
dan reeves
duane thomas
walt garrison
robert newhouse
timmy newsome
herschel walker
marion barber
frank clarke
drew pearson
tony hill
dez bryant
pettis norman
billy joe dupree
jason witten
ray wright
ralph neely
john niland
blaine nye
pat donovan
herb scott
nate newton
erik williams
tyron smith
zack martin
flozell adams
mark tuinei
tony luscio
dave manders
john fitzgerald
tom rafferty
travis frederick
mark stepnoski

ed too tall jones
harvey martin
george andrie
jim jeffcoat
tony tolbert
demarcus ware
jethro pugh
larry cole
russell maryland
jay ratliff
chuck howley
lee roy jordan
dave edwards
dd lewis
hollywood henderson
mike hegman
eugene lockhart
dixon edwards
bradie james
sean lee
cornell green
cliff harris
charlie waters
everson walls
dennis thurman
michael downs
bill bates
darren woodson
kevin smith
terrence newman
roy williams
and on..
and on...
and on.
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Some of the greatest defenses in NFL history but the Cowboys top defender is only #5. Many fans truly do not appreciate the other side of the ball. It's a matter of perspective I suppose. You win by scoring more points. However, you win by not allowing the opponent to score more points.

Bob Lilly goes #2 as the best defender the Cowboys ever had. Not only was he the best, but he was the first. He was their first #1 draft pick, he was the first Cowboys Hall of Famer. He was the first exclusive Cowboys star, never played for a different team. He was Mr. Cowboy.

Bob Lilly represented the Cowboys rise to dominance at a time when the Cowboys were winning games 5-0 and 6-2. He was the interior muscle of the Doomsday defense. He doesn't have all the big numbers of present day DT's because they didn't record them back then. However, look at a game and try to count how many times he wasn't at least double teamed. It's a very small number so it's easy to count.

From 1964-1972 the Dallas Cowboys defense was #1 or #2 against the run for 7 of those 8 years. Think that wasn't important back then? Lilly put the doom in the doomsday defense.
 

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Fine list of players. I'd put this list of players against any other teams.

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The Dallas Cowboys have had many legendary players throughout their history. Here are some of the greatest Dallas Cowboys players of all time:
  1. Roger Staubach: Staubach is widely regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. He led the Cowboys to two Super Bowl victories (VI and XII) and was known for his ability to engineer come-from-behind victories.
  2. Emmitt Smith: Smith is the NFL's all-time leading rusher and was the cornerstone of the Cowboys' dominant offense in the 1990s. He played a vital role in the team's three Super Bowl victories (XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX).
  3. Troy Aikman: Aikman was the quarterback during the Cowboys' dynasty of the 1990s. He led the team to three Super Bowl wins (XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX) and was known for his accuracy and leadership on the field.
  4. Michael Irvin: Irvin was the emotional leader of the Cowboys' dominant offense in the 1990s. He was a key component of the team's three Super Bowl victories (XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX) and was known for his exceptional route-running and big-play ability.
  5. Bob Lilly: Known as "Mr. Cowboy," Lilly was the anchor of the Cowboys' defense in the 1960s and 1970s. He was the first player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame who spent his entire career with the Cowboys and was a key part of the team's Super Bowl VI victory.
  6. Randy White: White, also known as the "Manster," was a dominant defensive tackle for the Cowboys. He played a crucial role in the team's Super Bowl XII victory and was a nine-time Pro Bowler.
  7. Tony Dorsett: Dorsett was a dynamic running back who played for the Cowboys from 1977 to 1987. He helped the team win Super Bowl XII and was known for his speed and elusiveness.
  8. Larry Allen: Allen was a dominant offensive lineman who played for the Cowboys from 1994 to 2005. He was known for his strength and athleticism and was a key part of the team's success in the 1990s, including their Super Bowl XXX victory.
  9. Mel Renfro: Renfro was a versatile defensive back who played for the Cowboys from 1964 to 1977. He was a 10-time Pro Bowler and played a significant role in the team's Super Bowl VI victory.
  10. Deion Sanders: Sanders played for the Cowboys from 1995 to 1999 and was one of the most electrifying players in NFL history. He helped the team win Super Bowl XXX and was known for his exceptional speed and coverage skills.
These are just a few of the greatest Dallas Cowboys players of all time, and there are many other notable players who have contributed to the team's success over the years.
I wouldn't put Deion on the list simply because he was a short timer on the Cowboys (only 5 years), and much more of his career was with teams other than the Cowboys. I would go with Chuck Howley or Cliff Harris in that spot.

Otherwise a good list, although I would put some in a different order. I think Roger and Emmitt are appropriate as 1 & 2.
 
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