Dallas Cowboys Career Rushing Leaders

Ranked by Rushing Yards

The following are the Dallas Cowboys career rushing leaders ranked by rushing yards. 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 yards with 17,162.

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. D. Murray 53 934 4,526 4.8 91t 28
8. M. Barber 88 1,042 4,358 4.2 54 47
9. W. Garrison 119 899 3,886 4.3 41 30
10. H. Walker 81 818 3,491 4.3 84t 27
11. J. Jones 53 885 3,484 3.9 77t 18
12. F. Jones 64 569 2,728 4.8 60t 11
13. R. Staubach 131 410 2,264 5.5 33 20
14. R. Springs 88 604 2,180 3.6 46t 28
15. A. Marsh 54 427 2,065 4.8 71 14
16. D. Reeves 100 535 1,990 3.7 67t 25
17. T. Hambrick 51 473 1,896 4.0 80 8
18. D. Thomas 25 326 1,596 4.9 56t 16
19. T. Newsome 121 342 1,226 3.6 30 19
20. D. Prescott 64 241 1,221 5.1 42 21
21. D. Meredith 104 242 1,216 5.0 28 15
22. P. Pearson 79 325 1,207 3.7 32 5
23. D. McFadden 20 264 1,174 4.4 50 3
24. S. Williams 60 302 1,162 3.8 44t 4
25. T. Choice 54 250 1,139 4.6 66 8
26. D. Dennison 52 306 1,112 3.6 27 19
27. T. Aikman 165 327 1,016 3.1 25 9
28. S. Laidlaw 67 250 997 4.0 59 9
29. C. Warren 38 217 948 4.4 49 8
30. J. Randle 35 181 822 4.5 65t 9
31. A. Morris 28 184 790 4.3 70 3
32. D. Johnston 151 232 753 3.2 18 8
33. S. Pelluer 47 120 709 5.9 27 4
34. C. Young 37 131 638 4.9 53 2
35. T. Romo 156 238 620 2.6 21 5
36. R. Anderson 27 127 552 4.3 27 2
37. A. Bullocks 26 129 537 4.2 73t 4
38. L. Shy 52 140 510 3.6 68 3
39. M. Wiley 42 80 503 6.3 58 1
40. Q. Carter 31 140 498 3.6 19 3
41. D. White 166 159 482 3.0 48 8
42. J. Stiger 33 110 470 4.3 64 2
43. T. Pollard 15 86 455 5.3 44t 2
44. P. Palmer 9 112 446 4.0 63t 2
45. C. Baynham 38 109 442 4.1 22t 6
46. E. George 13 132 432 3.3 24 4
47. L. Dunbar 54 94 422 4.5 45 1
  L. Dupre 21 120 422 3.5 18 3
49. R. Smith 48 99 359 3.6 45 5
50. J. Jones 62 84 331 3.9 59t 1