21 Little Known Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Facts


The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most popular football franchises out there. The players that play quarterback for the Cowboys are almost always some of the most popular players in the league. Here is a look at a selection of 21 little known Dallas Cowboys quarterback facts.

-Eddie LeBaron and Danny White are tied for the most interceptions thrown in one season by a Dallas Cowboys quarterback. In 1960, the Cowboys first season in the league, LeBaron threw 25 interceptions. White tied that mark in 1980, his first year as the full time starter after Roger Staubach retired.

-The most touchdown passes ever thrown by a Dallas Cowboys quarterback during thir time with the team is 165 and was done by Pro Football Hall of Fame member Troy Aikman.

-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.

-The Dallas Cowboys quarterback who has the most interceptions in team history is the legendary Troy Aikman who threw the ball 141 times to the other team during his career.

-In the third quarter of a 1966 win over the Washington Redskins, Don Meredith threw a 95 yard touchdown pass to Bob Hayes. This is still the longest touchdown pass thrown by a Cowboys quarterback.

-The Cowboys record for most times getting sacked in one year is 49. The quarterback holding this record is Drew Bledsoe, and it occurred in 2005.

-Danny White had fourteen 300 yard passing games as the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys.

-The first touchdown pass the legendary Roger Staubach ever threw in the NFL went to wide receiver Lance Rentzel in a 24-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in 1969.

-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.

-Amazingly, Roger Staubach only had six 300 yard passing games during his career. The most came in 1979, his last season in the NFL.

-Three Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks have thrown for more than 150 touchdowns while with the team. Roger Staubach had 153 from 1969 to 1979, Danny White had 155 from 1976 to 1988, and Troy Aikman had 165 from 1989 to 2000.

-Roger Staubach threw more touchdown passes against the New York Giants (24) than he did against any other team.

-Since they debuted in the league, the only college that the Cowboys have drafted more than one quarterback out of is the University of Washington. In 1984 they drafted Steve Pelluer in the 5th round and in 2009 they drafted Isaiah Stanback in the 4th round.

-Tony Romo’s first touchdown pass of his career came in the 4th quarter of a 34-6 win over the Houston Texans in 2006.

-The Dallas Cowboys quarterback who has been sacked the most in team history is Roger Staubach. During his tenure with the team, he was sacked 313 times.

-Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach each played in six Pro Bowls. That’s the record for most Pro Bowl appearances by a Cowboys quarterback.

-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.

-The first touchdown pass that Danny White threw during his NFL career came in 1976 in 31-21 victory over the Chicago Bears when he hooked up with Preston Pearson on a 15 yard strike.

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