The Dallas Cowboys entered the NFL as an expansion team for the 1960 season. The Cowboys are one of the most popular professional sports franchises in the US. Notable players for the Cowboys include Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Tony Romo and Roger Staubach.
- Founding Year: 1960
- City: Dallas, TX
- Conference: NFC
- Division: East
- Number of Super Bowls: 5 (Most recent: 1996)
- Mascot: Rowdy
- Owner: Jerry Jones
- Head Coach: Jason Garrett
- Stadium: AT Stadium
The Dallas Cowboys are not only one of the most well known football teams in the world, they are also one of the biggest known brands as well. After being founded in 1960, the team encountered early struggles and could not seem to find their footing in the NFL until 1966. 1966 was the first year that the Cowboys put up a winning record and this started a streak of 20 consecutive seasons that the Cowboys would own a winning record. During those 20 seasons, they ended up making the playoffs an astonishing 18 times and made 5 visits to the Super Bowl. Out of these 5 visits, the Cowboys were able to capture Super Bowls VI in 1972 and XII in 1978. The team was solid in the 80's, but nothing compared to 1990's Cowboys football. Led by an array of drafted talent, the Cowboys took over the decade by winning 3 more Super Bowls in 1992, 1993, and 1995. In modern years, the cowboys have not has as much success as the previous decades teams had, resulting in no Super Bowls since the last one in 1995.
The Cowboys are unique when it comes to their uniform choices. They are the only team in the NFL that currently operates using their white jersey combination at home. Although other teams selectively wear white at home, it is not seen to the extent of the Cowboys. The Cowboys also use a dark blue outlined star for their logo and on their helmets. However, this blue does not match the royal blue seen on the numbers of the jersey. This creates a unique jersey not seen anywhere else in the league.