The Dallas Cowboys began as an expansion team in 1960 after a tumultuous battle between Washington Redskins owner George Marshall and eventual Cowboys owner Clint Murchison Jr.
With Tex Schramm at General Manager, legendary coach Tom Landry at Head Coach, and Gil Brandt at Player Personnel Director, the Cowboys called the Cotton Bowl home for its first 12 seasons. Although unable to break their win-loss record even for the first several years, the Cowboys began their tradition of winning – and a streak of 20 consecutive winning seasons – with back-to-back divisional championships in 1966 and 1967.
Through 1985, the Dallas Cowboys made playoff appearances 18 times, had 13 division titles, and 5 Super Bowl appearances, winning 2 of them (Super Bowls 6 & 12). Their first Super Bowl was a 16-13 loss to Baltimore following the 1970 season.