The Dallas Cowboys, five-time winners of the Super Bowl and commonly known as “America's Team”, are one of the best-known American football teams. They compete in the NFL’s NFC East division and are based in Dallas-Fort Worth, playing their home games in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
History of the Dallas Cowboys
Before the Dallas Cowboys were established in 1960, there had not been any teams in the region for some time. After a deal to bring the Redskins franchise to the state fell through, the Cowboys were created instead.
The team did not have much success in their first decade. However, after becoming a part of the NFL in 1970 following the merger with the American Football League (AFL), the Dallas Cowboys had a stormer of a decade in the 1970s, winning 105 regular season fixtures.
In this period, they also won their first Super Bowl in 1971 and a second in 1977. Their success continued into the 1980s but they did not make it back to the Super Bowl during that decade and finished a record worst 1-15 season in 1989.
The University of Miami's Jimmy Johnson took over from Tom Landry as the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach in 1989, the same year that the current owner Jerry Jones took control of the team. In Johnson's first NFL draft, the team took UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman who was to be their driving force for some time.
The team’s trading of star running back Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings for five veterans and eight draft picks allowed the Dallas Cowboys to rebuild and establish a team for an upcoming dynasty.
In the 1990s, the Dallas Cowboys became a force. All-time rushing leader Emmitt Smith was in his prime, and in combination with the likes of Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders and others the Cowboys became formidable foes. They won the NFC Championship three times in the 1990s, going on to claim each of these Super Bowl titles, defeating the Buffalo Bills twice in 1992 and 1993, and the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1995.
A rift between Johnson and owner Jones led to the former departing the team. As the successful team got older and players were traded, the Dallas Cowboys success rate fell away around the turn of the century and since 1999 they have made it to the playoffs on just seven occasions.
Dallas Cowboys Support
The Dallas Cowboys team colours are blue, metallic silver and white. Their blue star logo, one of the most recognizable logos in sports today, represents Texas as the Lone Star State. The team has changed stadiums several times over the years. It played at the Cotton Bowl from 1960 until 1971, before moving to the Texas Stadium until 2008.
The AT&T Stadium opened in Arlington in 2009 and the Cowboys have played their home games there ever since. Costing some $1.3 billion to build, this arena has an impressive 100,000 capacity. In terms of rivals, there are a number of teams that relish playing the Cowboys. These include the Washington Football Team, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
As one of the most successful franchises, it is no surprise that the team has produced many Hall of Fame players, including the likes of star quarterback Troy Aikman, Larry Allen, Tony Dorsett, Charles Haley, Cliff Harris, Bob Hayes, Michael Irvin, Bob Lilly, Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith and Randy White.
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