Roger Staubach, Bob Lilly, Emmit Smith, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin are some famous former members of the Dallas Cowboys football team. These players formed the core of two different Dallas Cowboy's dynasties that each went to three Super Bowls. All of the players are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Roger Staubach and Bob Lilly were leaders on offense and defense, respectively, for the first Cowboy's dynasties of the 1970s that won five NFC championships and two Super Bowls. Roger Staubach was an unorthodox quarterback who used his legs and arms to become one of the highest-rated quarterbacks in history. He only played 11 years in the NFL because he was a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and completed his four-year commitment in the Navy before beginning his football career.
Bob Lilly was an almost unstoppable defensive force and the best player on the Cowboys' Doomsday Defense of the 1970s. Lilly was a nine-time All-Pro and finished his 14-year career with 94.5 sacks.
Emmit Smith, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin earned the nickname The Triplets when they took the Cowboys to Super Bowl championships in 1992, 1993 and 1995. Aikman was the team leader at quarterback and Irvin, who was one of the best wide receivers in football during the 1990s, combined with Smith, still the all-time rushing yards leader in NFL history as of 2015, to create one of the most potent offenses in football history.