Dallas Cowboys: Top 15 Quarterbacks All-Time

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) - Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) - Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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Cowboys quarterback Drew Bledsoe in action during the second half as the Oakland Raiders defeated the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 19 to 13 at McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, California, October 2, 2005. (Photo by Robert B. Stanton/NFLPhotoLibrary)
Cowboys quarterback Drew Bledsoe in action during the second half as the Oakland Raiders defeated the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 19 to 13 at McAfee Coliseum, Oakland, California, October 2, 2005. (Photo by Robert B. Stanton/NFLPhotoLibrary) /

Dallas Cowboys Greatest Quarterbacks: Number Ten – Drew Bledsoe (2005-06, 22 starts)

By the time Drew Bledsoe arrived to play for the Dallas Cowboys, he still had some gas left in the tank, but he wasn’t the quarterback he was during his best days with the New England Patriots.

Bledsoe played two seasons for the Cowboys in 2005-06, which was also the final two years he played in the NFL. He finished with a 12-10 record with the franchise and didn’t reach the playoffs with the team either season.

He did complete 58.4 percent of his passes with the Cowboys, finishing with 4,803 yards in his two seasons

He did complete 58.4 percent of his passes with the Cowboys, finishing with 4,803 yards in his two seasons, but in ’06 he was replaced as the starter by Tony Romo, who is still the top guy with the team when he’s healthy.

Bledsoe had three 300-plus passing yardage games in ’05 coming against the San Francisco 49ers, the New York Giants and the Kansas City Chiefs. All three of those games were victories for the Cowboys that season. In the Week 13 game against the Chiefs, Bledsoe passed for 332 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions in what was a close 31-28 win.

For that season, Bledsoe had 300 completions, passed for 3,639 yards and finished with 23 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in a season where the Cowboys finished 9-7 overall.

Bledsoe’s play dropped off tremendously the following season, forcing head coach Bill Parcells to make a change at quarterback with Romo, and the rest became history.

Before joining the Cowboys in ’05, Bledsoe played nine seasons with the New England Patriots and three seasons with the Buffalo Bills. For his 14-year career, he passed for 44,611 yards with 251 touchdowns and 206 interceptions.

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