With multiple Super Bowl victories, even more conference championships, and of course some of the greatest players to have ever played professional football, it is easy to see why the Dallas Cowboys have become one of the most popular teams in the entire National Football League. The players who have played quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys over the years have all achieved a level of popularity or notoriety that many of the quarterbacks for other teams never do. Here is a look at some interesting facts about the Dallas Cowboys quarterback position.
– The most rushing yards any Dallas quarterback has ever gained in one season is 343 and was accomplished by the great Roger Staubach in 1971.
– The first touchdown pass of Troy Aikman’s career came in week two of his rookie season and was a 65 yard pass to Michael Irvin. He wouldn’t throw another touchdown pass to Irvin until week seven of his second season in the league.
– No Dallas Cowboys quarterback fumbled the ball more during their entire time with the team than Don Meredith. Meredith played with the Cowboys from 1960 to 1968, and during that time he was credited with 71 fumbles.
– The career rushing leader for the Cowboys at the quarterback position is Roger Staubach. During his career he rushed for 2,264 yards as a quarterback. This puts him in 10th place on the all time rushing list for the Cowboys. He is just ahead of Ron Springs and just behind Julius Jones.
– During his career with the Cowboys, Troy Aikman threw touchdown passes to 27 different receivers. The player to catch the most of Aikman’s passes for scores was Michael Irvin with 49, followed by Jay Novacek with 20, Alvin Harper with 16, Daryl Johnston with 13 and Emmitt Smith with 11.
– Roger Staubach threw more than one third of his 153 career touchdown passes in the second quarter, 56 to be exact.