Dallas Cowboys Career Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Attempts

The following are the Dallas Cowboys career rushing leaders ranked by rushing attempts. Included are player stats for the Dallas Cowboys (NFL) from 1960-2019. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Emmitt Smith is the Dallas Cowboys career leader in rushing attempts with 4,052.

Players active with the Dallas Cowboys during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Rushing
Player Gms Att Yds Avg Lg TD
1. E. Smith 201 4,052 17,162 4.2 75t 153
2. T. Dorsett 157 2,755 12,036 4.4 99t 72
3. D. Perkins 107 1,500 6,217 4.1 59 42
4. E. Elliott 56 1,169 5,405 4.6 60t 40
5. C. Hill 73 1,166 5,009 4.3 55 39
6. R. Newhouse 168 1,160 4,784 4.1 54 31
7. M. Barber 88 1,042 4,358 4.2 54 47
8. D. Murray 53 934 4,526 4.8 91t 28
9. W. Garrison 119 899 3,886 4.3 41 30
10. J. Jones 53 885 3,484 3.9 77t 18
11. H. Walker 81 818 3,491 4.3 84t 27
12. R. Springs 88 604 2,180 3.6 46t 28
13. F. Jones 64 569 2,728 4.8 60t 11
14. D. Reeves 100 535 1,990 3.7 67t 25
15. T. Hambrick 51 473 1,896 4.0 80 8
16. A. Marsh 54 427 2,065 4.8 71 14
17. R. Staubach 131 410 2,264 5.5 33 20
18. T. Newsome 121 342 1,226 3.6 30 19
19. T. Aikman 165 327 1,016 3.1 25 9
20. D. Thomas 25 326 1,596 4.9 56t 16
21. P. Pearson 79 325 1,207 3.7 32 5
22. D. Dennison 52 306 1,112 3.6 27 19
23. S. Williams 60 302 1,162 3.8 44t 4
24. D. McFadden 20 264 1,174 4.4 50 3
25. T. Choice 54 250 1,139 4.6 66 8
  S. Laidlaw 67 250 997 4.0 59 9
27. D. Meredith 104 242 1,216 5.0 28 15
28. D. Prescott 64 241 1,221 5.1 42 21
29. T. Romo 156 238 620 2.6 21 5
30. D. Johnston 151 232 753 3.2 18 8
31. C. Warren 38 217 948 4.4 49 8
32. A. Morris 28 184 790 4.3 70 3
33. J. Randle 35 181 822 4.5 65t 9
34. D. White 166 159 482 3.0 48 8
35. Q. Carter 31 140 498 3.6 19 3
  L. Shy 52 140 510 3.6 68 3
37. E. George 13 132 432 3.3 24 4
38. C. Young 37 131 638 4.9 53 2
39. A. Bullocks 26 129 537 4.2 73t 4
40. R. Anderson 27 127 552 4.3 27 2
41. L. Dupre 21 120 422 3.5 18 3
  S. Pelluer 47 120 709 5.9 27 4
43. P. Palmer 9 112 446 4.0 63t 2
44. J. Stiger 33 110 470 4.3 64 2
45. C. Baynham 38 109 442 4.1 22t 6
46. R. Smith 48 99 359 3.6 45 5
47. L. Coleman 18 98 312 3.2 16 3
  D. McIlhenny 14 98 325 3.3 21 1
49. L. Dunbar 54 94 422 4.5 45 1
50. J. Smith 28 93 302 3.2 24 3