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Dallas Cowboys’ All-Time Passing TD Leaders
The Dallas Cowboys have been an NFL franchise since 1960, and have a winning tradition, having won it all five times in the Super Bowl era. The Cowboys have also fielded some of the best quarterbacks in the game, and here is a short list of the team’s all-time leaders in touchdown passes to date:
Troy Aikman (165)—This probably surprises no one. Troy Aikman will go down as one of the great Dallas Cowboys’ players of all-time, as he led the team to three Super Bowl wins in the ‘90’s, and played in Dallas his entire career (1989 to 2000). Aikman ranks first in Cowboys’ history with 165 touchdown passes, and his best season was 1992. That year, Aikman led his team to the promised land and had career highs in passing yards (3445) and touchdown passes (23) with 14 interceptions.
Danny White (155)—Danny White also played in Dallas his entire career, from 1976 to 1988 and was also the team’s punter. White ranks second in franchise history with 155 touchdown passes, and his best season was arguably 1983. That year, White had career best numbers in passing yards (3980) and TD passes (29) with 23 picks.
Roger Staubach (153)—Roger Staubach was the face of the Cowboys in the ‘70’s and led them to a few Super Bowls himself, playing in Big D his entire career (from 1969 to 1979). Staubach ranks third in team history with 153 touchdown passes, and while he led the NFL in 1973 with 23 TD tosses, Staubach’s best season was probably 1979. That year, he had career highs in passing yards (3586) and TD passes (27) with just 11 interceptions.
Don Meredith (135)—“Dandy” Don Meredith also played for the Cowboys his entire career, from 1960 to 1968, and he ranks fourth in the team’s history with 135 touchdown passes. Meredith had his best season in 1966, with career highs in passing yards (2805) and touchdown passes (24) with 12 picks—one of three seasons in which he made the Pro Bowl.
Tony Romo (108)—Tony Romo has played for the Cowboys since 2006 as I write this in 2010, and is one of bright young QB’s in the game today. Romo ranks fifth in franchise history already with 108 touchdown passes, and his best season so far was 2007. That year, Romo had a career high 36 touchdown passes to go along with 4211 passing yards and 19 interceptions.