Dallas Cowboys, American expert turf football crew situated in Dallas that plays in the National Football Conference (NFC) of the National Football League (NFL). One of the NFL's best and prominent establishments, the Cowboys have won five Super Bowls and eight gathering titles.
The Cowboys joined the NFL as an extension group in 1960 under head mentor Tom Landry. Subsequent to posting a losing record in every one of their initial five seasons, the Cowboys rapidly wound up one of the NFL's better groups, fitting the bill for the play-offs in 17 of the 18 seasons somewhere in the range of 1966 and 1983. The Cowboys joined the Detroit Lions in facilitating a yearly home game on Thanksgiving Day in 1966, a move that enormously expanded the group's national presentation. In 1967 Dallas achieved the NFL title game yet lost to the Green Bay Packers in a challenge that included the most minimal recorded on-field temperature in NFL history (−13 °F [−25 °C]) and wound up known as the "Ice Bowl." Future Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach touched base in 1969 and proceeded to build up the Cowboys as a lasting title contender. With Staubach the Cowboys won five NFC titles and two Super Bowls (1972 and 1978), and the well known establishment, which likewise flaunted sparsely clad team promoters who were both sex images and the objectives of women's activist contempt, ended up known by the moniker "America's group." Other prominent players of the Landry time included protective handles Bob Lilly and Randy White, wide collector and previous Olympic run champion Bob Hayes, cornerback Mel Renfro, and running back Tony Dorsett.
Agent Jerry Jones bought the establishment in 1989 and terminated Landry before long, acquiring the anger of the numerous steadfast Cowboys fans who had become appended to the mentor in his 28 years with the group. The circumstance was improved by the way that the Cowboys had a string of incredible drafts right now, getting future Hall of Famers Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman, and Emmitt Smith in progressive drafts from 1988 to 1990. The group proceeded to overwhelm the NFL for most of the decade: the Cowboys of the 1990s won Super Bowls in 1993, 1994, and 1996.
The early piece of the following decade saw the establishment decrease as its stars resigned or left for other groups. Despite the fact that the Cowboys incidentally qualified for the postseason, they didn't win a playoff game from 1996 until 2010, when quarterback Tony Romo—in the wake of managing the Cowboys to a division title during the 2009 ordinary season—drove the group to an opening-round playoff triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles. Starting with the 2011 battle, the Cowboys posted three straight 8–8 seasons in which the group lost to a division rival in its last customary season game to pass up a postseason compartment. In 2014 the Cowboys won 12 diversions—including every one of the eight of its street recreations, turning into the 6th NFL group to achieve that accomplishment while playing a 16-game timetable—and a division title before losing its second playoff game in the accompanying postseason. After two years preseason damage to Romo gave the beginning quarterback occupation to freshman Dak Prescott, who collaborated with running back and individual first-year sensation Ezekiel Elliott to lead the Cowboys to a NFC-best 13–3 record yet additionally to a misfortune in the group's opening postseason game. The Cowboys neglected to meet all requirements for the playoffs in 2017 however returned there the accompanying season, winning their first game yet losing in the divisional round.