10 Most Underrated Dallas Cowboys in Franchise History

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10 Most Underrated Dallas Cowboys in Franchise History
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Just a week ago, I offered my thoughts on the 10 most overrated Dallas Cowboys of all time.

This week, it's only fair to offer my thoughts on the most underrated players ever to wear the blue star.

Underrated is not to be confused with over-exposed, an element associated with many Dallas players since the glory years of the 1970s. As time has progressed, football has become more and more visible and accessible to fans. The result is a great deal of perceptions that often don't take into account the full body of work turned in by a given player.

Every name on this list is well-known to any Cowboys fan at least 30-35 years old. If a couple of them are new to you then do the research for yourself and then you can decide if that player got his due credit. There are no secrets here, however.

In some cases, you might prefer the term under-appreciated over underrated, and this works just as well. There will still be players that you and I can think of that were certainly better than they showed during their time in Dallas, but these are among the biggest names there is.

Simply put, each of these players made a significant impact on the multi-generational legacy of the Cowboys—one of them is actually still doing it.

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