CFZ 30 Years: 1966-1995

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1960-1988=2 SB wins in 28 years
1989-2022=3 SB wins in 33 years

seems in line about SB wins correct? that the barometer not close calls :) I believe an extra SB win is worth 2-3 near misses.
I am not surprised you did not know that the SB did not start until 1967 Season. So that pretty much destroys your little attempt to defend Jerry.
 

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It's been longer than 26 years, but at this point no one really cares any more. I quit caring when Jerry admitted why he hired Parcels - he wanted support for a new stadium, not to compete for super bowls. It became obvious then that winning was no longer a priority, and that happened almost 20 years ago.

Times have changed, and not in a good way. We once wanted to dominate the NFL, but the trend now is to settle for and celebrate regular season success. It's mind boggling, but that's all they have left to hang their hat on.
Things seem to be changing for the better
 

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The Cowboys played in 14 conference championship games___
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978 seasons = 7 in the 70's
1980, 1981, 1982 seasons = 3 in the 80's
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 seasons = 4 in the 90's

The Cowboys played in two NFL championship games in the 1960s___
1966 and 1967 seasons -- before the NFL and AFL merged, then created the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference ‐- combining to become the new NFL .
"1966 and 1967 seasons -- before the NFL and AFL merged, then created the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference ‐- combining to become the new NFL "

And the winner of those games represented the NFL in Super Bowls I and II which is why Pro-Football -Reference lists them as the equivalent of an NFC championship game.
 

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The Dallas Cowboys from 1966 to 1995, a 30 year period:

21 times in the playoffs

17 division titles

21 seasons of double digit wins

16 conference championship games

8 Super Bowls

5 Super Bowl championships

49 playoff games

Won 65.7% of their regular season games, ranked #1 for this 30 year period

Ranked #1 scoring offense 5 times

Ranked #1 offensive yardage 6 times

Ranked #1 defense in yardage allowed 3 times

3 Head Coaches, all Super Bowl winners

7 Super bowl MVP’s.

166 Pro Bowl selections, an average of 5.5 a season

57 1st Team All-Pro selections, an average of almost 2 per season.


24 players, 2 Head Coaches, 1 Personnel Director, 1 GM and 1 owner/GM in the Hall of Fame.

There will never be another 30 year run similar to this in the NFL, past, present or future. I was extremely privileged to witness almost all of it. I began watching them in 1970.

Any time I am frustrated with this team or any time someone asks why I am still a fan, this list reminds me that every team has it’s “era” but no team even came close to the length of the Cowboys era, three decades long. That is their legacy.

To this day, they still have the highest historic winning percentage in the NFL.
Now if we could do the 30 years with Jerry under sole control.....1996 to 2025.....LOL...that ain't gonna look pretty... two opposite eras of Dallas Cowboys football. One of success, achievement and glory, the other of futility, hard luck and failure.
 

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Not how it works its across a fulltime period not Cherry pickling, got it..i mean only TWO teams still only have more sb wins then us after this drought. its not big deal as fans make it ok, drama much?? why haven't they all caught up and past ups since SBs grow on trees. took KC 51 years between wins, Bengles 31 years between losses and still no bowls, eagles took 60 years to get 1 win..ya think it might be just how it is, they come in cycles, they cant be bought no blueprint, no one way to achieve it, it just has to catch fire one year.

good try though my timeline was real not cherry-picked Jerry still got 3 in his tenure,, whats better to have won ONE every 10 years to make 3 and somehow changes the math..thats a fan thing.. please stop whining. it is part of what sports teams go through. been some other pro sports teams that waited what 80-100 years for finally breaking through, called it a curse.,. 28 is a toddler compared to that,.

ironic 3 Pro sports teams in DFW Rangers 0 since 1970; Mavs 1since whenever they began 70s?; Stars 1 since the 1993s, Yet Jerry this oddball won't hire a real GM has 3 since 1989 regardless of the math-gymnastics you try to pull..

he bacisally came in and did more in 5 years then 3 other sports franchises combines in DFW.. crazy huh??? its called ring credit IMHO hes got the skins to wait, apparently the rest of the NFL is still playing catch-up after 28years of drought and till cant quite take the DC out in rings and well Landry era mr.bright only got 2..

ironic its about rings but Jerry got them too quick? should have spread them out make fans feel one every decade-=3 or 3 in 6 years oops too fast not good enough. Its a different 3? 3 doesn't = 3 when fans hate jerry the GM

im betting Texans/oilers would luv one in their existence. how long has it been for the bills to get back, 9ers to add another? Washington drought?
You are the one that's cherry picking. You're using Landry and Tex 's time demeaning the franchise for what they built. Take Jimmy out and Jerry has done nothing. You want to overlook the way the franchise has been run for the last 30 years. One of the worse as far as playoff wins are concerned. The team staggered for a couple of years and then it collapsed and it's been mediocre ever since. The only NFC teams that have not been in a NFCCG since our last SB are the Lions, Commanders and Cowboys. That's it. And I know you don't want to give the 49ers any credit for getting there and losing but I do because you can't win a title if you don't play in the game. This whole 5 years business is a joke because he was GM in name only. Other then hiring Jimmy and getting the players Jimmy wanted he did nothing. He should thank his lucky stars that he was friends with him to begin with because he 's been living off Jimmy's legacy ever since. He's a joke. And nobody's jealous of this franchise anymore. Anyone that thinks that lives in La La land. When I tell people I'm a Cowboy fan they laugh at me. Never used to be like that. And nobody but Cowboy fans care about what happened 30 plus years ago. People care about now. Why would 49ers or Commanders want to be us? They have their own legacies from 30 years ago and the 49ers actually contend every year. With Schneider leaving the Commanders they might end their drought too. If you want to talk about teams that have never won a SB then fine. But there are many Cowboy fans that weren't alive or were too young to even remember the last time the Cowboys won a SB. So I guess they could sympathize with those teams.
 

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You are the one that's cherry picking. You're using Landry and Tex 's time demeaning the franchise for what they built. Take Jimmy out and Jerry has done nothing. You want to overlook the way the franchise has been run for the last 30 years. One of the worse as far as playoff wins are concerned. The team staggered for a couple of years and then it collapsed and it's been mediocre ever since. The only NFC teams that have not been in a NFCCG since our last SB are the Lions, Commanders and Cowboys. That's it. And I know you don't want to give the 49ers any credit for getting there and losing but I do because you can't win a title if you don't play in the game. This whole 5 years business is a joke because he was GM in name only. Other then hiring Jimmy and getting the players Jimmy wanted he did nothing. He should thank his lucky stars that he was friends with him to begin with because he 's been living off Jimmy's legacy ever since. He's a joke. And nobody's jealous of this franchise anymore. Anyone that thinks that lives in La La land. When I tell people I'm a Cowboy fan they laugh at me. Never used to be like that. And nobody but Cowboy fans care about what happened 30 plus years ago. People care about now. Why would 49ers or Commanders want to be us? They have their own legacies from 30 years ago and the 49ers actually contend every year. With Schneider leaving the Commanders they might end their drought too. If you want to talk about teams that have never won a SB then fine. But there are many Cowboy fans that weren't alive or were too young to even remember the last time the Cowboys won a SB. So I guess they could sympathize with those teams.
not reading that WE WILL DISAGREE NO matter what..

try again..im not listening to your mathematic gymnastics. Jerry has more in a similar time span, next..3 is more then 2..next
 

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This is why most of us older fans are attacked for demanding excellence. We seen the glory years.
I would demand excellence even without this history. If you aren't doing everything you possibly can to be champions then why even bother?
 

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Jerry doesn't win but unfortunately we all lose.
3 beats 2 =clear win

it is all about actual rings not near misses AGAIN SIMILAR TIME FRAME 28 YEARS BOTH WITH 2, SEEMS PLAUSABLE 33 YEARS WITH 3 BEATS THOSE HOLLOW STAT Padding old regime of just winning seasons. Those don't count for Jerry you know the high win% for rs wins and of late not many losing seasons and playoff appearances etc so 3 beats 2 in Lombardi's. Or does Landry not get blend for his players dropping passes or refs allowing teams to get away with non reviewable gaffs? its all the same its about Lombardi's and its clear Jerry has MORE.,

here more simple

they weren't winning, the team was in trouble financially probably was gonna sell to somebody else probably would not have done what Jerry did and hired Jimmy Johnson therefore it's plausible this team might still only have two championships in 60 years

Jerry literally added three more

this team is third place all time because of Jerry Jones his three made it five or it would still be sitting on 2

NEXT
 

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3 beats 2 =clear win

it is all about actual rings not near misses AGAIN SIMILAR TIME FRAME 28 YEARS BOTH WITH 2, SEEMS PLAUSABLE 33 YEARS WITH 3 BEATS THOSE HOLLOW STAT Padding old regime of just winning seasons. Those don't count for Jerry you know the high win% for rs wins and of late not many losing seasons and playoff appearances etc so 3 beats 2 in Lombardi's. Or does Landry not get blend for his players dropping passes or refs allowing teams to get away with non reviewable gaffs? its all the same its about Lombardi's and its clear Jerry has MORE.,

here more simple

they weren't winning, the team was in trouble financially probably was gonna sell to somebody else probably would not have done what Jerry did and hired Jimmy Johnson therefore it's plausible this team might still only have two championships in 60 years

Jerry literally added three more

this team is third place all time because of Jerry Jones his three made it five or it would still be sitting on 2

NEXT
So does Jerry pay you to shill?
 

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65-95 is why us older posters have shook our heads at what has happened the last 27 years. At least we were in NFC championship games in an era that had dominant teams, every year was SB or bust. We beat Brady and the Bucs and to most that was our SB, things have got to change.
 

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3 beats 2 =clear win

it is all about actual rings not near misses AGAIN SIMILAR TIME FRAME 28 YEARS BOTH WITH 2, SEEMS PLAUSABLE 33 YEARS WITH 3 BEATS THOSE HOLLOW STAT Padding old regime of just winning seasons. Those don't count for Jerry you know the high win% for rs wins and of late not many losing seasons and playoff appearances etc so 3 beats 2 in Lombardi's. Or does Landry not get blend for his players dropping passes or refs allowing teams to get away with non reviewable gaffs? its all the same its about Lombardi's and its clear Jerry has MORE.,

here more simple

they weren't winning, the team was in trouble financially probably was gonna sell to somebody else probably would not have done what Jerry did and hired Jimmy Johnson therefore it's plausible this team might still only have two championships in 60 years

Jerry literally added three more

this team is third place all time because of Jerry Jones his three made it five or it would still be sitting on 2

NEXT
Jerry didn't add 3 more. That was Jimmy. Get it. If you want to talk about regime changes then talk about after Jimmy left and Jerry took completely over. He has one then and just barely because that team coasted to a SB title. After the 1st quarter that team was dominated by Pittsburgh. I didn't even enjoy the game. Might have if I knew that was going to be our last one. And that was Jimmy's team too. Jerry never could build a team on his own. If Jerry had anything to do with it we would have sniffed a championship game since then. Get it. I love how you try to blame Tom for his last 3 seasons but Don't blame Jerry for the last 27. lol If it wasn't for Tom nobody would give a damn about the Cowboys. He made it America's Team. Jerry has lived off the legacy of Landry and Johnson for 30 years. I'll give him credit for keeping us mediocre enough to fool fans like yourself that we are still relevant. He is a salesman after all. Once Jerry dies and the rest of us oldtimers too nobody will care about the Cowboys if they don't win something. They'll just be one of 32 other teams who talk about how they once were great. Well so was Cleveland and Detroit in the 50's. I don't think other teams fans care how many rings we have when they know it was so long ago and we're not winning any more.
 
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still NO

Jimmy was Jerrys employee but keep striking out. No NFL DC Jimmy would have EVER happened without Jerry. when you wake up and realize who made the sale happen and hired the HC you would understand the difference.. again never would be DC jimmy nor 3 sbs if Jerry didn't have to desire and drive to go after his dream and BUY the DCs. mic drop the end.
 

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still NO

Jimmy was Jerrys employee but keep striking out. No NFL DC Jimmy would have EVER happened without Jerry. when you wake up and realize who made the sale happen and hired the HC you would understand the difference.. again never would be DC jimmy nor 3 sbs if Jerry didn't have to desire and drive to go after his dream and BUY the DCs. mic drop the end.
Well we've been paying for it ever since. And Jimmy might have been an employee but he acted as the Cowboys GM. If Jerry would have stayed out of the way and continued to hire quality coaches maybe we could have been the NE Patriots of this century. I enjoyed those SBs when they happened but you know what? I don't really care any more. I was 30 years old the last time the Cowboys were relevant and I never thought in a million years I'd be heading to 60 and we have never come close to a title game since. Jerry knows it's true too because Jimmy would have been in the ROH years ago if Jerry had thought differently. Wasted the talents of many great players while Jerry played with his toy.
 

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There is no other order there was only one person in this equation they came up with the idea to buy the Dallas Cowboys in 1989 and won the ownership into the NFL and decided to go to his friend Jimmy to coach the team that's it that's the order of things it doesn't ever happen ever happen do you not understand whatever never happen Jimmy Johnson would not have three Super Bowls without his friend from college coming to him and hiring him that means Jerry gets more credit because he had to fire Tom Landry he had to buy the Dallas Cowboys

you trying to tell me that Jimmy Johnson somehow came up with the idea to buy the Dallas Cowboys came up with the money and then hired himself fired Landry then realized Oh my God I don't have an owner I better get Jerry Jones to own the team? Are you telling me that the Dallas Cowboys and Tom Landry decided to call Jimmy and say you know what I'm gonna fire myself and sell the team and you're gonna be the next coach of the Dallas Cowboys is that what you're trying to tell me the story has morphed into the fact that there is only one order the order is Jerry's dream was to own an NFL team and he wanted to own the Dallas Cowboys he made it happen he hired his buddy history has been made there is no other order in history they work together to get the Super bowls but now that jimmy'z gone Jerry still gets to own the credit because without him there would have not been three more Super Bowls is that too hard headed and stubborn of you to admit because you don't like the guy it still was Jerry's idea to buy the Cowboys without Jerry there is no Jimmy in the NFL as a Dallas cowboy head coach and you can't tell me even if somehow it happened 10 years later that somehow Jimmy would have still won three Super Bowls without Jerry because history was gonna give Jimmy the Super bowls no matter what happened you all are high and some of your little buddies up there sticking up for you that I all have on ignore because I find them tired like I'm I'm getting that you should be able to fight your own battles there is no shield here except for the people who are delusional that thinks that Jimmy Johnson hired himself then the order was he decided to hire Jerry and make him sit in an office and do nothing and have no credit for the Super bowls that's what you want me to believe? End of story if that's how you feel you need some hard drugs to get you off of your delusional ports because there's only one order in this story you can't change it Jimmy Johnson would have never been the Dallas Cowboys head coach and even if somehow down the road he did if Jerry didn't end up being the owner of the Cowboys he still wouldn't have three Super Bowls here because that's not how history works

now it's time to say goodbye to you as well because I don't have discussions with delusional people if you're gonna say it's all Jimmy that jimmy'z Super Bowls somehow that sit in jimmy's house oh wait they sit up at the offices of the Dallas Cowboys that are owned it built by 1 Jerry Jones now called the star an AT&T stadium which had nothing to do with Jimmy or Landry those are Jerrry's lombardis even though he hired people just the same way that Apple and Samsung and Amazon hire engineers and employees to run their company but it never would have happened without their idea and drive and dream they made come true if you think otherwise that's the issue somehow the low end low hanging fruit and CEO's of all these big Fortune 500 companies now get all the credit for all the big inventions and all that and the owner just happened to get lucky :facepalm:
 
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