Dak Prescott (2016–present)
Dak Prescott (2016–present)

These quarterbacks have started at least one game for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. They are listed in order of the date of each player's first start at quarterback for the Cowboys.

Starting quarterbacks

The number of games they started during the season is listed to the right:

Regular season

Tony Romo (2006–2015)
Tony Romo (2006–2015)
Don Meredith (1960–1968)
Don Meredith (1960–1968)
Roger Staubach (1969–1971, 1973–1979)
Roger Staubach (1969–1971, 1973–1979)
Season(s) Quarterback(s)
1960 Eddie LeBaron (10) / Don Meredith (1) / Don Heinrich (1)
1961 Eddie LeBaron (10) / Don Meredith (4)
1962 Don Meredith (9) / Eddie LeBaron (5)
1963 Don Meredith (13) / Eddie LeBaron (1)
1964 Don Meredith (10) / John Roach (4)
1965 Don Meredith (11) / Jerry Rhome (2) / Craig Morton (1)
1966 Don Meredith (13) / Jerry Rhome (1)
1967 Don Meredith (11) / Craig Morton (3)
1968 Don Meredith (13) / Craig Morton (1)
1969 Craig Morton (13) / Roger Staubach (1)
1970 Craig Morton (11) / Roger Staubach (3)
1971 Roger Staubach (10) / Craig Morton (4)
1972 Craig Morton (14)
1973 Roger Staubach (14)
1974 Roger Staubach (14)
1975 Roger Staubach (13) / Clint Longley (1)
1976 Roger Staubach (14)
1977 Roger Staubach (14)
1978 Roger Staubach (15) / Danny White (1)
1979 Roger Staubach (16)
1980 Danny White (16)
1981 Danny White (15) / Glenn Carano (1)
1982 Danny White (9)
1983 Danny White (16)
1984 Gary Hogeboom (10) / Danny White (6)
1985 Danny White (14) / Gary Hogeboom (2)
1986 Steve Pelluer (9) / Danny White (6) / Reggie Collier (1)
1987 Danny White (9) / Steve Pelluer (4) / Kevin Sweeney (2)
1988 Steve Pelluer (14) / Kevin Sweeney (2)
1989 Troy Aikman (11) / Steve Walsh (5)
1990 Troy Aikman (15) / Babe Laufenberg (1)
1991 Troy Aikman (12) / Steve Beuerlein (4)
1992 Troy Aikman (16)
1993 Troy Aikman (14) / Bernie Kosar (1) / Jason Garrett (1)
1994 Troy Aikman (14) / Rodney Peete (1) / Jason Garrett (1)
1995 Troy Aikman (16)
1996 Troy Aikman (15) / Wade Wilson (1)
1997 Troy Aikman (16)
1998 Troy Aikman (11) / Jason Garrett (5)
1999 Troy Aikman (14) / Jason Garrett (2)
2000 Troy Aikman (11) / Randall Cunningham (3) / Anthony Wright (2)
2001 Quincy Carter (8) / Anthony Wright (3) / Ryan Leaf (3) / Clint Stoerner (2)
2002 Chad Hutchinson (9) / Quincy Carter (7)
2003 Quincy Carter (16)
2004 Vinny Testaverde (15) / Drew Henson (1)
2005 Drew Bledsoe (16)
2006 Tony Romo (10) / Drew Bledsoe (6)
2007 Tony Romo (16)
2008 Tony Romo (13) / Brad Johnson (3)
2009 Tony Romo (16)
2010 Jon Kitna (9) / Tony Romo (6) / Stephen McGee (1)
2011 Tony Romo (16)
2012 Tony Romo (16)
2013 Tony Romo (15) / Kyle Orton (1)
2014 Tony Romo (15) / Brandon Weeden (1)
2015 Matt Cassel (7) / Tony Romo (4) / Brandon Weeden (3) / Kellen Moore (2)
2016 Dak Prescott (16)
2017 Dak Prescott (16)
2018 Dak Prescott (16)
2019 Dak Prescott (16)
2020 Andy Dalton (9) / Dak Prescott (5) / Ben DiNucci (1) / Garrett Gilbert (1)
2021 Dak Prescott (16) / Cooper Rush (1)
2022 Dak Prescott (6) / Cooper Rush (5)

Postseason

Season Quarterback(s)
1966 Don Meredith (0–1)
1967 Don Meredith (1–1)
1968 Don Meredith (0–1)
1969 Craig Morton (0–1)
1970 Craig Morton (2–1)
1971 Roger Staubach (3–0)
1972 Craig Morton (1–0)
Roger Staubach (0–1)
1973 Roger Staubach (1–1)
1975 Roger Staubach (2–1)
1976 Roger Staubach (0–1)
1977 Roger Staubach (3–0)
1978 Roger Staubach (2–1)
1979 Roger Staubach (0–1)
1980 Danny White (2–1)
1981 Danny White (1–1)
1982 Danny White (2–1)
1983 Danny White (0–1)
1985 Danny White (0–1)
1991 Steve Beuerlein (1–1)
1992 Troy Aikman (3–0)
1993 Troy Aikman (3–0)
1994 Troy Aikman (1–1)
1995 Troy Aikman (3–0)
1996 Troy Aikman (1–1)
1998 Troy Aikman (0–1)
1999 Troy Aikman (0–1)
2003 Quincy Carter (0–1)
2006 Tony Romo (0–1)
2007 Tony Romo (0–1)
2009 Tony Romo (1–1)
2014 Tony Romo (1–1)
2016 Dak Prescott (0–1)
2018 Dak Prescott (1–1)
2021 Dak Prescott (0–1)

Most games as starting quarterback

These quarterbacks have the most starts for the Cowboys in regular season games (through the 2022 NFL season).

Name
GP Games played
GS Games started
W Number of wins as starting quarterback
L Number of losses as starting quarterback
T Number of ties as starting quarterback
Pct Winning percentage as starting quarterback
Name Period GP GS W L T %
Troy Aikman 1989–2000 165 165 94 71 .570
Tony Romo 2006–2015 156 127 78 49 .614
Roger Staubach 1969–1979 131 114 85 29 .746
Danny White 1976–1988 166 92 62 30 .674
Dak Prescott 2016–present 90 90 56 34 .622
Don Meredith 1960–1968 104 85 48 33 4 .588
Craig Morton 1965–1974 101 47 32 14 1 .691
Quincy Carter 2001–2003 31 31 16 15 .516

Team career passing records

(Through the 2022 NFL season)

Name Comp Att % Yds TD Int
Troy Aikman 2,898 4,715 61.4 32,942 165 141
Tony Romo 2,829 4,335 65.3 34,183 248 117
Dak Prescott 2,027 3,041 66.7 23,215 151 54
Danny White 1,761 2,950 59.7 21,959 155 132
Roger Staubach 1,685 2,958 57.0 22,700 153 109
Don Meredith 1,170 2,308 50.7 17,199 135 111
Craig Morton 685 1,308 52.4 10,279 80 73