Originally written on Know Your Dallas Cowboys: The Blog  |  Last updated 6/1/12

Running back Marion Barber wore #24 while playing in six seasons in Dallas.

Here is another update to the greatest Dallas Cowboys by their jersey numbers. This entry focuses on numbers 21 through 25.


Nobody is going to overtake Deion Sanders as the greatest player to wear #21. Since 2008, both Pacman Jones and Mike Jenkins have worn the number. Jenkins made the Pro Bowl in 2009 but has been disappointing since then. Pacman lasted one season in Dallas before moving on.


It’s highly unlikely that any player wears #22 again for the Cowboys. Two Hall-of -Famers is enough.


The Cowboys took Tashard Choice in the fourth round of the 2008 draft. He rushed for 1,139 yards in four seasons with the Cowboys, but the team let him go after six games in 2011. He played briefly for the Redskins before signing with the Bills. His playing days may be over.

It is possible that Choice is the greatest player to wear #23, given that the top player in 2008 was former defensive back Robert Williams. Thoughts?


Marion Barber played for Dallas from 2005 to 2010 and gained 4,358 rushing yards. Dallas released him, and he played one more season in Chicago before retiring.

Two players wore #24 in 2011. Abram Elam started with the number but then changed to #26. Fullback Tony Fiammetta later wore the number when he played in 10 games for the team.

It turns out I missed Elam when I summarized #37 in 2008. He wore that number when he played for Dallas in 2006.


Pat Watkins wore #25 from 2006 through 2009. Cornerback Frank Walker wore it in 2011.


Below is a complete list of players who have worn numbers 21 through 25.


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