45 Facts About Dallas Cowboys


Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

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The Dallas Cowboys compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.

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The Dallas Cowboys have won five of those Super Bowl appearances, tying them with their NFC rivals, the San Francisco 49ers; both are third to Pittsburgh's and New England's record six Super Bowl championships.

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The Dallas Cowboys are the only NFL team to record 20 straight winning seasons, in which they missed the playoffs only twice .

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In 2015, the Dallas Cowboys became the first sports team to be valued at $4 billion, making it the most valuable sports team in the world, according to Forbes.

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The Cowboys generated $620 million in revenue in 2014, a record for a U S sports team.

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From 1970 through 1979, the Dallas Cowboys won 105 regular season games, more than any other NFL franchise during that time span.

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Dallas Cowboys moved from the Cotton Bowl to Texas Stadium in week six of the 1971 season.

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The Dallas Cowboys won their last seven regular season games before dispatching of the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs to return to the Super Bowl.

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Danny White became the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback in 1980 after quarterback Roger Staubach retired.

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Dallas Cowboys sent a then-NFL record 11 players to the Pro Bowl in 1993: Aikman, safety Thomas Everett, Irvin, Johnston, Maryland, Newton, Norton, Novacek, Smith, Stepnoski, and Williams.

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Glory days of the Dallas Cowboys were again beginning to dim as free agency, age, and injuries began taking their toll.

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Dallas Cowboys started the 2007 season with a bang, winning their first five games.

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The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Eagles for the first Dallas Cowboys post-season win since the 1996 season, ending a streak of six consecutive NFL post-season losses.

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The Dallas Cowboys held the lead through most of the game, until a fumble, blocked punt, and interception led to the Jets coming back to win the game.

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The Dallas Cowboys called upon backup quarterback Kyle Orton to lead them into battle on the final week of the season.

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Dallas Cowboys played their traditional Thanksgiving home game against division rival Philadelphia.

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Dallas Cowboys came out swinging to start the second half by picking off Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford on the first play of the third quarter.

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However, the Cowboys failed to capitalize on the turnover, as Dan Bailey missed a field goal during Dallas's ensuing drive.

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Dallas Cowboys defeated the Baltimore Ravens to win their 9th straight game, breaking a franchise record of 8 straight games set in 1977.

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McCarthy and the Dallas Cowboys picked up the first win against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2.

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The Dallas Cowboys include a unique, if subtle, feature on the back of the helmet: a blue strip of Dymo tape with the player's name embossed, placed on the white portion of the stripe at the back of the helmet.

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In 1964 the NFL allowed teams to wear white jerseys at home; several teams did so, and the Dallas Cowboys have worn white at home ever since, except on certain "throwback" days.

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In 1994, the NFL celebrated their 75th Anniversary, and the Dallas Cowboys celebrated their back-to-back Super Bowl titles by unveiling a white "Double-Star" jersey on Thanksgiving Day.

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Two exceptions were when the Dallas Cowboys wore their normal white uniforms on Thanksgiving in 2007 and 2008.

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In 2015, the Dallas Cowboys released their Color Rush uniform, featuring a variation of the 1990s "Double Star" alternates with white pants and socks.

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In 1964, Tex Schramm started the tradition of the Dallas Cowboys wearing their white jersey at home, contrary to an unofficial rule that teams should wear colored jerseys at home.

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However, the roots of the curse likely date back earlier to the 1968 divisional playoffs, when the blue-shirted Dallas Cowboys were upset by the Cleveland Browns in what turned out to be Don Meredith's final game with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Since the league began allowing teams to use an alternate jersey, the Dallas Cowboys' alternates have been primarily blue versions of past jerseys and the Dallas Cowboys have generally had success when wearing these blue alternates.

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The Dallas Cowboys hosted the Green Bay Packers for the 1966 NFL Championship at the Cotton Bowl.

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The Dallas Cowboys came into the game at a disadvantage with starting quarterback Tony Romo out with a season-ending back injury which put backup Kyle Orton as the starter.

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The second game between these rivals clinched a playoff spot for Dallas Cowboys and led to formerly first-place Philadelphia missing out on the post-season.

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Two teams met in the first regular-season game the Dallas Cowboys ever played in 1960, the first-ever regular-season victory for the expansion Dallas Cowboys in 1961, and would later meet in three Super Bowls, all of them closely contested events.

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The Steelers-Dallas Cowboys is to date the Super Bowl matchup with the most contests.

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The Dallas Cowboys defeated the 49ers in the 1970 and 1971 NFC Championship games, and again in the 1972 Divisional Playoff Game.

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San Francisco and Dallas Cowboys faced each other in the NFC Championship Game three separate times.

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Dallas Cowboys won the first two match-ups, and San Francisco won the third.

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The 49ers-Dallas Cowboys rivalry is part of the larger cultural rivalry between California and Texas.

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Dallas Cowboys had a fierce rivalry with the Los Angeles Rams, particularly during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Between 1975 and 1980, the Dallas Cowboys faced the Rams in the playoffs five times in a six-year period.

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In both 1975 and 1978, the Dallas Cowboys won the NFC championship on the road in blowout fashion, only to be followed by close defeats at home in next year's divisional round.

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The 1980 Wild Card Round saw Dallas Cowboys follow up last year's playoff defeat with another blowout victory.

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Unlike many NFL teams, the Dallas Cowboys do not retire jersey numbers of past standouts as a matter of policy.

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The Dallas Cowboys, who retain rights to all announcers, chose not to renew Laufenberg's contract in 2006 and brought in Waters.

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The Dallas Cowboys used at Texas Stadium 1961 until about the early-mid '90s.

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