History of the Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys are in the NFC East Division.
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most iconic and successful franchises in the National Football League (NFL). Here's a brief summary of their history:
Founding and Early Years (1960s): The Dallas Cowboys were established as an NFL expansion team in 1960. In their early years, they struggled to find success, but they quickly built a strong fan base in Texas.
Landry and Staubach Era (1960s-1970s): The Cowboys' fortunes dramatically changed under the leadership of head coach Tom Landry and quarterback Roger Staubach. They became known for their innovation on both offense and defense. During this era, the Cowboys made two Super Bowl appearances, winning their first Super Bowl championship in the 1971 season (Super Bowl VI).
"Doomsday Defense" and Super Bowl Success (1970s): The Cowboys featured a formidable defense known as the "Doomsday Defense" in the 1970s. They made multiple Super Bowl appearances, including victories in Super Bowl VI (1971), Super Bowl XII (1977), and Super Bowl XXVII (1992).
Triplets Era (1990s): In the 1990s, the Cowboys were led by the "Triplets"—quarterback Troy Aikman, running back Emmitt Smith, and wide receiver Michael Irvin. They won three Super Bowl championships in the 1990s (Super Bowl XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX) under head coach Jimmy Johnson and later Barry Switzer.
Post-Jones Era (2000s-Present): After Jerry Jones purchased the team in 1989, the Cowboys have continued to be a prominent franchise but have not secured another Super Bowl championship. They have had notable players like Tony Romo and Dak Prescott but have faced challenges in recent years.
AT&T Stadium: The Cowboys play their home games at AT&T Stadium, often referred to as "Jerry World," known for its massive video board and modern amenities.
Fan Base and Iconic Status: The Dallas Cowboys have one of the largest and most passionate fan bases in the NFL. They are often referred to as "America's Team" due to their national popularity and iconic status in the league.
The Dallas Cowboys are known for their distinctive blue and silver uniforms and their impact on the NFL's history. They remain a prominent and beloved franchise, with a rich tradition of success and a dedicated following.