23. Dez Bryant
The enigmatic Bryant has lost a step (or two) over the past couple of years, but he was an absolute monster in his prime. Bryant scored 50 touchdowns from 2011-2014 – trailing only Rob Gronkowski during that time frame. His physicality, size, and leaping ability made him a tough cover for any cornerback. Dez can thank the Green Bay Packers as the reason he’s not higher on this list. Had the Cowboys beaten Green Bay in either the 2014 or 2016 playoffs, his career arc would have looked far different.
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22. Chuck Howley
A six-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro, Howley enjoyed the best twelve years of his career as a member of the Dallas Cowboys. The rangy linebacker was a ball hawk that had a knack for creating turnovers. In 164 career games as a Cowboy, Howley collected 24 interceptions and 17 fumble recoveries.
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21. Ed ‘Too Tall’ Jones
Like his nickname would suggest, Jones was a daunting figure on the defensive line. Selected first overall in the 1974 NFL Draft, Jones went on to become a Super Bowl champion and a three-time All-Pro. Had he not retired for a few years to pursue a career in professional boxing, Jones would almost certainly have a chance at cracking the Hall of Fame.
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