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Pretty Much Sums Up Dallas Cowboys History

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  1. Letemburn

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    Dallas Cowboys History
    1960
    • Dallas is granted an NFL franchise on January 28th.
    • Clint Murchison Jr. (majority owner) hired Tex Schramm to be general manager, Gil Brandt as director of player personnel, and Tom Landry as head coach.
    • Wide Receiver Jim Doran was the first Dallas Cowboys player to be selected to play in the Pro Bowl.
    • Recorded first preseason win with a 14-3 victory over the New York Giants on August 27th.
    • Recorded first non-losing game with a 31-31 tie with the New York Giants on December 4th.
    • Ended the 1960 season with an 0-11-1 record.
    1961
    • Dallas is moved into the NFL's Eastern Conference.
    • Bob Lilly is selected as the Cowboys first ever NFL Draft choice.
    • Picked up first regular-season win in a 27-24 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 17th.
    • Don Perkins became the first Dallas Cowboy to rush for 100 yards in a game when he racked up 108 yards against the Minnesota Vikings on September 24th.

    1962
    • Training Camp moved to Northern Michigan College in Marquette, Michigan
    • Became the first team in NFL History with two 100+ yard runs in same game in a 41-19 win over Philadelphia on October 14th. In the fourth quarter, Amos Marsh returned a kickoff 101 yards and Mike Gaechter returned an interception 100 yards.


    1963
    • Training camp moved to California Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks, California. • Don Meredith became the first Cowboy to pass for 400 yards in a game when he threw for 460 yards against San Francisco on November 10th.

    1964
    • Head coach Tom Landry was given a 10-year contract extension.

    1965
    • Finished 7-7 to record first non-losing season.
    • The Cowboys and Packers set a record for fewest passing yards in a game with -11 on October 24th.
    • Recorded first sellout crowd (76,251) on November 21st in a 24-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns in the Cotton Bowl.

    1966
    • First winning season (10-3-1), and Eastern Conference Championship.
    • Played in first post-season action in the Playoff Bowl on January 9th. Lost 35-3 to the Baltimore Colts in Miami.
    • Texx Schramm named President of the Dallas Cowboys.
    • Cowboys' first Thanksgiving Day appearance was a 26-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on November 24th.

    1967
    • The NFL's move to a divisional format left the Cowboys in the Capitol Division of the Eastern Conference.
    • Won their first Capitol Division title.
    • On December 23rd, the Cowboys announced plans to build Texas Stadium.
    • Recorded first playoff win with a 52-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on December 24th.
    • On December 31st, lost NFL Title game 21-17 to Green Bay in game widely known as the "Ice Bowl".

    1968
    • Recorded first season with double-digit wins.
    • Allowed just two rushing touchdowns all year.
    • Scored a league high 431 points.

    1969
    • Broke ground on Texas Stadium on January 25th.
    • The last of the original Cowboys (Don Meredith and Don Perkins) retire.
    • Recorded fourth-consecutive season leading the league in fewest yards allowed.

    1970
    • Re-alignment after merger with AFL leaves Dallas in the Eastern Division of the NFC.

    1971
    • Made first Super Bowl appearnace with a heartbreaking 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V on January 17th.
    • The first game at Texas Stadium, a 44-21 win over the Patriots, was played on October 24th.

    1972
    • Recorded first Super Bowl championship with a 24-3 win over the Miami Dolphins at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
    • Calvin Hill becomes first 1000-yard rusher for the Cowboys.

    1973
    • Recorded 100th victory with a 40-3 win over the New Orleans Saints on September 24th.
    • Set an NFL record by qualifying for the playoffs for the eighth-consecutive year.

    1974
    • Only year during the decade of the 70s that the Cowboys failed to qualify for the playoffs.

    1975
    • Played first season since 1966 without a Thankgiving day game.
    • Bob Lilly named first member of the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Fame.

    1976
    • Lost 21-17 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl X on January 18th.
    • Don Meredith and Don Perkins added to Ring of Honor.

    1977
    • Chuck Howley added to Cowboys Ring of Honor.
    • Drafted Tony Dorsett, who went on to be NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.
    • Harvey Martin named NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
    • Roger Staubach is the NFC Passing Leader.
    1978
    • Defeated the Denver Broncos 27-10 in Super Bowl XII on January 15th.
    • Scored the most points during the '78 season with 384 and allowed the fewest with only 208.
    • Roger Staubach is the NFC Passing Leader.

    1979
    • Lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 35-31 in Super Bowl XIII on January 21st.
    • Roger Staubach is the NFC Passing Leader.

    1980
    • Bob Lilly becomes the first Dallas Cowboys player inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

    1981
    • Mel Refro is added to the Cowboys Ring of Honor.

    1982
    • Recorded 200th regular-season win with a 24-10 victory over the Redskins on December 5th.
    • Tony Dorsett lead the NFL in rushing.
    • Went through entire strike-shortened season (nine games) without recording a single fair catch.

    1983
    • Roger Staubach added to Cowboys Ring of Fame.
    • Ground broke on new headquarters at Valley Ranch.

    1984
    • H.R.

    Bum" Bright buys the Dallas Cowboys from Clint Murchison Jr.
    • Missed playoffs for the first time since 1974.
    1985
    • Roger Staubach inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    • New headquarters at Valley Ranch open on October 27th.
    • Texas Stadium becomes the first to have two DiamondVision scoreboards.

    1986
    • Lost 17-6 to Chicago at Wembly Stadium on August 3rd in London in the first American Bowl.
    • Recorded first losing season in 21 years.

    1987
    • Original owner Clint Murchinson, Jr dies on March 30.

    1988
    • Tom Landry tied Curly Lambeau's NFL record of 29 consecutive years as head coach of one team.

    1989
    • On February 25th, Jerry Jones bought the Cowboys from "Bum" Bright.
    • Jones replaces head coach Tom Landry with Jimmy Johnson. Tex Schramm resigns as Cowboys general manager.
    • Lee Roy Jordan added to Cowboys Ring of Fame.
    • Cowboys tie the record of 15 losses in a season and set a new record with 14-consecutive home losses.

    1990
    • New training facility in Austin, Texas opens on July 18th.
    • Tom Landry is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    • Emmitt Smith is named NFL Rookie of the Year.
    • Jimmy Johnson is named NFL Coach of the Year.

    1991
    • Tex Scramm is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
    • Emmitt Smith leads the NFL in rushing.

    1992
    • Paul Tagliabue names Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to the NFL's Competition Committee.
    • Emmitt Smith leads the league in rushing again.

    1993
    • On January 31st, Dallas defeated Buffalo 52-17 in Super Bowl XXVII.
    • Tom Landry is added to the Cowboys Ring of Fame.
    • Emmitt Smith leads the league in rushing for the third year in a row, and is named the NFL's Most Valuable Player.


    1994
    • On January 30th, Dallas defeated Buffalo, 30-13, in Super Bowl XXVIII.
    • Barry Switzer is named the new head coach of the Dallas Cowboys on March 30th. • Tony Dorsett and Randy White added to Cowboys Ring of Fame.

    1995
    • Emmitt Smith leads the league in rushing.

    1996
    • Dallas defeats the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17, in Super Bowl XXX on January 28th.
    • '96 season results in the Cowboy's fifth-straight NFC Eastern Division title.

    1997
    • Troy Aikman becomes the Cowboys all-time leading passer.
    • Michael Irvin becomes the Cowboys all-time leading receiver.
    • Head Coach Barry Switzer resigns under pressure.

    1998
    • Chan Gailey is hired as head coach of the Cowboys.
    • Emmitt Smith becomes the Cowboys all-time leader in rushing yards and the NFL's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns.

    1999
    • Former head coach Tom Landry passes away after a battle with Leukemia.
    • Cowboys all-time leading receiver Michael Irvin suffers a career-ending neck injury.

    2000
    • Chan Gailey fired at conclusion of '99 season, and Dave Campo is hired to be the Cowboys new head coach.

    2002
    • Emmitt Smith passes Walter Payton to become the NFL's all-time leading rusher.

    2003
    • Bill Parcells named head coach of the Cowboys.




    PLAYOFF HISTORY
    • Jan. 3, 2004 - NFC Wild Card - Carolina 29, Dallas 10
    • Jan. 9, 2000 - NFC Wild Card - Minnesota 27, Dallas 10
    • Jan. 2, 1999 - NFC Wild Card - Arizona 20, Dallas 7
    • Jan. 5, 1997 - NFC Divisional - Carolina 26, Dallas 17
    • Dec. 28, 1996 - NFC Wild Card - Dallas 40, Minnesota 15
    • Jan. 28, 1996 - Super Bowl XXX - Dallas 27, Pittsburgh 17
    • Jan. 14, 1996 - NFC Championship - Dallas 38, Green Bay 27
    • Jan. 7, 1996 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 30, Philadelphia 11
    • Jan. 15, 1995 - NFC Championship - San Francisco 38, Dallas 28
    • Jan. 8, 1995 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 35, Green Bay 9
    • Jan. 30, 1994 - Super Bowl XXVIII - Cowboys 30, Bills 13
    • Jan. 23, 1994 - NFC Championship - Dallas 38, San Francisco 20
    • Jan. 16, 1994 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 27, Green Bay 17
    • Jan. 31, 1993 - Super Bowl XXVII - Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
    • Jan. 17, 1993 - NFC Championship - Dallas 30, San Francisco 20
    • Jan. 10, 1993 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 34, Philadelphia 10
    • Jan. 2, 1992 - NFC Divisional - Detroit 38, Dallas 6
    • Dec. 29, 1991 - NFC Wild Card - Dallas 17, Chicago 13
    • Jan. 4, 1986 - NFC Divisional - Los Angeles 20, Dallas 0
    • Dec. 26, 1983 - NFC Wild Card - Los Angeles 24, Dallas 17
    • Jan. 22, 1983 - NFC Championship - Washington 31, Dallas 17
    • Jan. 16, 1983 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 37, Green Bay 26
    • Jan. 9, 1983 - NFC Wild Card - Dallas 30, Tampa Bay 17
    • Jan. 10, 1982 - NFC Championship - San Francisco 28, Dallas 27
    • Jan. 2, 1982 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 38, Tampa Bay 0
    • Jan. 11, 1981 - NFC Championship - Philadelphia 20, Dallas 7
    • Jan. 4, 1981 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 30, Atlanta 27
    • Dec. 28, 1980 - NFC Wild Card - Dallas 34, Los Angeles 13
    • Dec. 30, 1979 - NFC Divisional - Los Angeles 21, Dallas 19
    • Jan. 21, 1979 - Super Bowl XIII - Pittsburgh 35, Dallas 31
    • Jan. 7, 1979 - NFC Championship - Dallas 28, Los Angeles 0
    • Dec. 30, 1978 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 27, Atlanta 20
    • Jan. 15, 1978 - Super Bowl XII - Dallas 27, Denver 10
    • Jan. 1, 1978 - NFC Championship - Dallas 23, Minnesota 6
    • Dec. 26, 1977 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 37, Chicago 7
    • Dec. 19, 1976 - NFC Divisional - Los Angeles 14, Dallas 12
    • Jan. 18, 1976 - Super Bowl X - Pittsburgh 21, Dallas 17
    • Jan. 4, 1976 - NFC Championship - Dallas 37, Los Angeles 7
    • Dec. 28, 1975 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 17, Minnesota 14
    • Dec. 30, 1973 - NFC Championship - Minnesota 27, Dallas 10
    • Dec. 23, 1073 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 27, Los Angeles 16
    • Dec. 31, 1972 - NFC Championship - Washington 26, Dallas 3
    • Dec. 23, 1972 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 30, San Francisco 28
    • Jan. 16, 1972 - Super Bowl VI - Dallas 24, Miami 3
    • Jan. 2, 1972 - NFC Championship - Dallas 14, San Francisco 3
    • Dec. 25, 1970 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 20, Minnesota 12
    • Jan. 17, 1971 - Super Bowl V - Baltimore 16, Dallas 13
    • Jan. 3, 1971 - NFC Championship - Dallas 17, San Francisco 10
    • Dec. 26, 1970 - NFC Divisional - Dallas 5, Detroit 0
    • Dec. 28, 1969 - Eastern Championship - Cleveland 38, Dallas 14
    • Dec. 21, 1968 - Eastern Championship - Cleveland 31, Dallas 20
    • Dec. 31, 1967 - Championship - Green Bay 21, Dallas 17
    • Dec. 24, 1967 - Eastern Championship - Dallas 52, Cleveland 14
    • Jan. 1, 1967 - Championship - Green Bay 34, Dallas 27
  2. Irving Cowboy

    Irving Cowboy The Chief

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    Dorsett never led the NFL in rushing... no Cowboy led the NFL in rushing until Emmitt Smith in 1991.
  3. da_boyz_mk

    da_boyz_mk How 'Bout Dem Cowboys

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    Also Landry passed in 2000, not 1999

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