The Dallas Cowboys was established 57 years ago playing their first season in 1960 and is a member club of National Football Conference (NFC) Eastern Division. The team is currently headquartered in The Ford Center at The Star (Frisco), Texas and plays their National Football League (NFL) in AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys was formed on January 28, 1960, and has adopted a National following due to the record of NFL 190 consecutive sellouts.
Dallas Cowboys has made to the Super Bowl 8 times sharing the record with Pittsburg Steelers for the second highest appearances in NFL history. New England Patriots have made a record 9 appearances; however, Dallas Cowboys won five of the 8 appearances. The Dallas Cowboys also have a record 20 straight winning season from 1966 to 1985 only missing playoffs in 1974 and 1984, an NFL record that has never been challenged.
In 2015, the Dallas Cowboys was the first NFL franchise to be valued at $4 billion, which made it become the most valuable sports team internationally. According to Forbes reports, the team generated a whopping $620 million in 2014 alone. The league and conference affiliations include the National Football League from 1960 to present, Western Conference in 1960, Eastern Conference from 1961 to 1969, and Capitol Division between 1967 and 1969. They have affiliated with National Football Conference from 1970 to the present day, as well as NFC East from 1970 to the present.
The team’s nicknames from 1960 to present include ‘America’s Team’, ‘Doomsday Defense’, ‘The Boys’, and ‘Big D’. Their previous home fields include Cotton Bowl from 1960 to 1970 and Texas Stadium from 1971 to 2008. Apart from the above-highlighted achievements, the team has had 32 NFL playoff appearances, 22 Divisional Championship titles, 10 Conferences Championship titles, 5 League Championship titles, and 5 Super Bowl Championship titles.
Before the NFL-AFL merger in 1970, the bitterest rivals of the Dallas Cowboys composed of the Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Giants, as well as the Cardinals who have been the fiercest. Other rivals include the San Francisco 49ers with the rivalry history beginning since the 1970s and the Pittsburg Steelers since the 1960 season that the Pittsburg Steelers lost by 35-28 against the Dallas Cowboys.
The Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl MVP Winners include Chuck Howley (SB V), Roger Staubach (SB VI), Randy White (SB XII), Harvey Martin (SB XII), Troy Aikman (SB XXVII), Emmitt Smith (XXVIII0, and Larry Brown (SB XXX). Unlike most NFL franchises, the Dallas Cowboys never retire jersey numbers of what went before standouts as a matter of franchise policy. However, the team uses the ‘Ring of Honor’ that is permanently displayed surrounding the field. The Ring of Honor was formerly at Texas Stadium, and presently it is displayed at AT&T Stadium, and Bob Lilly was the first inductee in 1975, and by 2005 the ring had seventeen names. However, though the franchise does not retire numbers officially some of them are kept unofficially inactive, and hence it is not common to find current players numbers found in the Ring of Honor.