History Of The Dallas Cowboys

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.

2016 Dallas Cowboys Roster

Special Teams

L.P. Ladouceur
Dan Baily
Chris Jones

Defense

Tyrone Crawford
Jack Crawford
DeMarcus Lawrence
Jeremy Mincey
David Irving
Randy Gregory
Sean Lee
Rolando McClain
Anthony Hitchens
Andrew Gachkar
Damien Wilson
Orlando Scandrick
Morris Claiborne
Brandon Carr
Byron Jones
J.J. Wilcox
Barry Church
Jeff Heath

Injured Reserve (Season Ending)

Super Bowl Winners

  • 1971 – Super Bowl VI
  • 1977 – Super Bowl XII
  • 1992 – Super Bowl XXVII
  • 1993 – Super Bowl XXVIII
  • 1995 – Super Bowl XXX

Conference Champions

1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1975,
1977, 1978, 1992, 1993, 1995

Division Champions

1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971,
1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978,
1979, 1981, 1985, 1992, 1993,
1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2007,
2009, 2014

Team Owners

Clint Murchison Jr. (1960-1983)
H.R. “Bum” Bright (1984-1989)
Jerry Jones (1989-Present)

Head Coaches

Tom Landry (1960-1988)
Jimmy Johnson (1989-1993)
Bill Switzer (1994-1997)
Chan Gailey (1998-1999)
Dave Campo (2000-2002)
Bill Parcells (2003-2006)
Wade Phillips (2007-2010)
Jason Garrett (2010-Present)

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