Dallas Cowboys’ All-Time Receiving TD Leaders
The Dallas Cowboys have a rich history of winning, and part of that stems from having great quarterback play, as well as great wide receiver play. The team has been in existence since 1960, and has been to eight Super Bowls, winning five times. Here is a short list of the Cowboys’ all-time leaders in receiving touchdowns to date:
Bob Hayes (71)—Bob Hayes played for Dallas from 1965 to 1974, and he ranks first in team history with 71 touchdown catches. Hayes was a first team All Pro in 1966, his best season, in a time when the NFL was more of a run-oriented league. That year, Hayes had career highs in catches (64), receiving yards (1232), and receiving touchdowns (13, led the NFL).
Michael Irvin (65)—Hall of Famer Michael Irvin played for the Cowboys his entire career, from 1988 to 1999, and he was a big reason the team won three Super Bowls in the ‘90’s. Irvin ranks second in franchise history with 65 receiving TDs, and his best season was 1995. That year, Irvin had career highs in catches (111), receiving yards (1603), and touchdowns (10).
Tony Hill (51)—Tony Hill played in Dallas his entire career, from 1977 to 1986, and he ranks third in Cowboys’ history with 51 touchdown catches. Hill had arguably his best season in 1979, when he caught 60 passes for 1062 yards, with a career best 10 touchdown receptions.
Frank Clarke (50)—Frank Clarke played for the Cowboys from 1960 to 1967, and he ranks fourth in team history with 50 TD catches. Clarke had his best season in 1962, when he caught 47 passes for career highs in both receiving yards (1043) and touchdown catches (14). The TD catches led the NFL, as did Clarke’s 22.2 yards per reception.
Drew Pearson (48)—Drew Pearson played for Dallas his entire career, from 1973 to 1983, and he ranks fifth in franchise history with 48 touchdown catches. Pearson had 8 touchdown catches twice, in 1975 and 1979, but his best overall season was arguably 1974. That year, Pearson had career highs in both receptions (62), receiving yards (1087), despite just 2 touchdown catches.