The Dallas Cowboys may not have won a Super Bowl in 25 years, and only won four playoff games in that same timespan, but no one can say that the team hasn’t had some prettay good quarterbacks at the helm over the franchise’s storied history.
Over the team’s 60 seasons it has been led by excellent signal callers like Don Meredith, Craig Morton, Roger Staubach, Danny White, Troy Aikman,
Steve Pelluer, Chad Hutchinson, Quincy Carter, Vinny Testaverde, Matt Cassell, Tony Romo, and Dak Prescott.
That’s one hell of a list for sure. But ranking them? That’s a little more difficult.
That didn’t stop legendary Dallas Cowboys talent evaluator Gil Brandt from trying anyway.
In the 86-year-old football wizard’s eyes, it goes Staubach at number one, followed by Aikman, Precott, White, and then Romo.
Staubach and Aikman are kind of no-brainers at one and two, though you could argue that they should be switched since Troy won three Super Bowls while Roger won just two, plus Aikman threw for over 10,000 more yards.
After that, however, things start to get a little dicey.
Romo, for example, is the Cowboys’ all time passing leader in yards and touchdowns. Danny White is fourth in passing yards, and third in touchdowns. Prescott, meanwhile, still ranks behind all four of the QBs Brandt lists, plus Don Meredith in both touchdown passes and passing yards. Romo also won more games in his career than White and, so far, Dak.
So, because Cowboys fans gonna Cowboys fan, they started fighting with one another over where certain quarterbacks *cough Romo cough* should be ranked.
It has been a very entertaining “discussion.” Here’s just a taste…
Gil Brandt on Cowboys twitter today pic.twitter.com/y06NUv0Bf6— Blake Beilue (@BlakeBeilue) February 19, 2020
Dak over Tony?? Come on now, Gil!— Lorenzo Noodles (@LemonWaterLarry) February 19, 2020
Love you Gil...that's why I'm going to help you out here... pic.twitter.com/BAojBOYZV1— RightOn ✝ 🇺🇸 (@rm03123) February 19, 2020
The Romo disrespect on here is insane. Dude holds every franchise passing record and we're putting him behind Dak and Danny White? This is ridiculous.— Stevo (@St3v0_24) February 19, 2020
Romo was better than Aikman. Would've murdered the entire lesgue if he had the squad around him that Troy had.— Josh Spieker (@Josh_Spieker) February 19, 2020
Dak isn't even a top 5 yet. I have it Roger. Troy, Romo, Meredith and White.— Long Island Fisherman (@LongFisherman) February 19, 2020
Meredith and Morton should be rated above Dak— D Dub (@TiredOfThieves) February 19, 2020
Danny White led the boys to 3 straight NFC title games in the 80s he should be #3! Don Meredith should be on this list and Dak should be taken off. Matter of fact you could replace Romo with Craig Morton who led the Boys to a SB— A Flair For The Bold (@DreFlair) February 19, 2020
What has Dak done, in any way, shape or form, to have earned that #3 spot?— Evan Lillianthal (@DarthZenos) February 19, 2020
1. Vinny testeverde— Jeremy (@CappsBurnerAcct) February 19, 2020
2. Brandon Weeden
3. Matt Cassel
4. Quincy Carter
5. Stephen McGee