Dallas Cowboys: Top 15 Quarterbacks All-Time

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) - Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 2: Quarterback Vinny Testaverde
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – JANUARY 2: Quarterback Vinny Testaverde /

Dallas Cowboys Greatest Quarterbacks: Number Twelve – Vinny Testaverde (2004, 15 starts)

In his one season with the Dallas Cowboys, Vinny Testaverde made 15 starts and 16 appearances, as the Cowboys finished 5-10 overall back in 2004. That season saw a then-41-year-old quarterback complete 60 percent of his passes, pass for 3,532 yards, throw for 17 touchdowns and have a few too many interceptions with 20.

Looking back at his lone season with the Cowboys, he began with a bang by passing for 355 yards and one touchdown (29 completions) in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, but that was a game where the Cowboys lost by a 35-17 score.

Testaverde finished his Cowboys career with three 300-plus yard passing games.

The next week against the Cleveland Browns, Testaverde passed for 322 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions on 23 completions, but the Cowboys won that game, 19-12.

In his one season with the Cowboys, Testaverde was more of an emergency fill-in for the then Bill Parcells-led team, with the Quincy Carter project not ending so well for the Cowboys, but more on him later.

The Cowboys in ’04 finished 6-10 overall, and Testaverde finished with a 76.4 QB Rating that season. He wasn’t the best quarterback for the Cowboys, but the pool of players who have made starts or played the position for this franchise isn’t the largest. Testaverde finished his Cowboys career with three 300-plus yard passing games, with the third one being a 308-yard performance in a loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Testaverde played in the NFL for three more seasons as a backup with the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers at 44 years old, making ten more starts before finally retiring after the ’07 season.

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