The full Dallas Cowboys Mt. Rushmore

We unveiled Monday afternoon on Pro Football Talk on NBCSN.  We posted the video last night.

And now we’ll disclose the results here, for those of you who prefer your content in words and pictures.

My own Mt. Rushmore is depicted in the image accompanying this item:  Tom Landry, Emmitt Smith, Roger Staubach, and Tony Dorsett.

PFT Planet agreed as to three of them.  Instead of Dorsett, you picked Troy Aikman.

Landry led the way in the popular vote, appearing on 80 percent of the ballot.  Smith and Staubach each appeared on 76 percent of the submissions.

Aikman showed up on 56 percent of the ballots, well ahead of the fifth-place Dorsett, with 24 percent.

For those who think Jerry Jones should be in the final four, he didn’t even make it to the final eight, finished third from the bottom with a presence on eight percent of all ballots.

29 responses to “The full Dallas Cowboys Mt. Rushmore

  1. Sounds about right. There could be arguments for others, certainly with so many fine players over the years, but these 4 are solid selections.

  2. I’m shocked that 20% DIDN’T vote for Tom Landry. Either a bunch of trolls out there, or maybe some people don’t think non-players should be worthy?

  3. So….basically Jerrah is locked out of his own team’s locker room AND Rushmore?

  4. Kinda surprised about Emmitt over Aikman. Smith needed someone to hand the ball off to him to have all his success and Troy is a Cowboy lifer while Smith left for AZ for the $$$.

  5. So spill the beans on the order for the 12 – or at least answer this – did Jimmy Johnson beat the Jerruh? (He should have).

  6. Jimmy Johnson constructed a team that came close to winning 4 straight Super Bowls.

    He should be on there.

    p.s. Your “analyst” Shaun King is absolutely awful.

  7. Tony Dorsett over Bob Lilly (aka “Mr. Cowboy”)?? This only serves to highlight the ignorance that the author has toward the Cowboys franchise history. Bob Lilly was the franchise’s first draft pick and turned out to be one of the best players they have ever had. He wasn’t just part of the “Doomsday Defense”, he WAS the “Doomsday Defense”!. The Sporting News named him a member of the All-Century NFL Team and “the greatest defensive tackle in NFL history”. And you guys put a middle-of-the-road RB ahead of him. Go read some history books, please.

  8. Larry Allen is the greatest Cowboy of all time. Hands down! Most dominant player in his era!

    At 6 ft 3 in height and weighing 325 pounds, Allen is regarded as one of the physically strongest men to have ever played in the NFL, having recorded an assisted bench press of 692 lbs and an unwitnessed squat of 905 lbs.

    An 11-time Pro Bowl selection, Allen played 12 seasons with the Cowboys. In his career, he played in more Pro Bowls than any other Dallas Cowboys offensive player in franchise history and was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    In 1995, Allen, while earning his first of seven consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl, the team finished fifth in the league in total offense while Emmitt Smith gained a franchise record 1,773 rushing yards, his fourth NFL rushing title in five years. Smith also scored a then NFL record 25 rushing touchdowns.

    11× Pro Bowl
(1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006)

    7× All-Pro
(1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)

    Super Bowl champion (XXX)

    NFL 1990s All-Decade Team

    NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

    Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2013

  9. This is the one team that you may have 50-60 capable selections-just to name a few-Bob Lilly, Bob Hayes, Drew Pearson, Chuch Howley, Everson Walls, Dennis Thurman, Lee Roy Jordan, Charlie Waters, Mel Renfro, Jethro Pugh, John Niland etc.

  10. Aikman > Dorsett….neither will floor you with stats but if you’re splitting hairs Aikmas was the qb on multiple championship squads. He was a classy guy too.

  11. I chose Lilly, Randy White, Staubach, Landry.

    I will give you Emmitt Smith over Randy White if you insist, but no way Aikman is in this company. Aikman is not in the top ten at his position all time, whereas the other three clearly are.

  12. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain:

    totally agree. it’s travesty that Bob Lilly did not make the mount. he bridged the awful beginnings of the franchise to the dawning of their glory days and shedding the “Next Year’s Champion” label; his sack of Bob Griese in Super Bowl VI one of the signature plays in not only his career but also the history of the Cowboys.

  13. Jerry Jones shouldn’t have gotten a single vote. The ONLY times this team EVER had success under his ownership was when he got out of the way. You have to respect the history of this proud franchise and to see that Jerrah uses this team to feed his ego and garner attention is disgusting. I miss rooting against the Cowboys. Nowadays I just don’t see the point.

  14. Dorsett on there instead of Bob Lilly or perhaps Chuck “Captain America” Howley is ridiculous.

    Aikman? Yeah, right. Most of his job consisted of handing the ball to Emmitt and letting the o-line do their holding-without-limits thing.

  15. I’m on board with Mr. Landry and Roger Staubach but I don’t agree with having 2 RBs. Also there must be at least one defensive player.

    I go with Smith over Dorsett (tough choice) and add defensive lineman Bob Lilly.

  16. Waiting now on the news that Jerry Jones has filed a formal complaint with the league after finding out he was left off the Cowboys’ Mt. Rushmore.

  17. Why doesn’t the image reflect the voting?

    Also, why are these Rushmore articles hidden in the article feed instead of at a separate, clear link?

    But really, why doesn’t the image reflect the voting?

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