History of the Dallas Cowboys

History Of The Dallas Cowboys

History of the Dallas Cowboys

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This article details the history of the Dallas Cowboys American Football Club. The team joined the National Football League as a 1960 expansion team, and has become one of the most successful teams in the history of the NFL and in American sports overall. The team has earned the longest streak of consecutive winning seasons with 20, the most playoff games, 56, winning 32 of them, the most appearances in the NFC Championship Game (14), and the most Super Bowl appearances (8), one more than any other NFL team. The Cowboys became the first team in NFL history to win 3 Super Bowls in just 4 years. They are also tied with the San Francisco 49ers for having the second most Super Bowl wins (5), only behind the Pittsburgh Steelers with 6 wins. The Cowboys are tied for fifth in most NFL championships behind the Green Bay Packers (13), Chicago Bears (9), New York Giants (7), Pittsburgh Steelers (6).


The Dallas Cowboys were the NFL's first modern-era expansion team. The NFL was late in awarding a franchise to Dallas; after Lamar Hunt was rebuffed in his efforts to acquire an NFL franchise for Dallas, he became part of a group of owners that formed the American Football League with Hunt's AFL franchise in Dallas known as the Texans (later to become the Kansas City Chiefs). In an effort not to cede the South to the AFL, the NFL awarded Dallas a franchise, but not until after the 1960 college draft had been held. As a result, the NFL's first ever expansion team played its...
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