5 Incredible Dallas Cowboys Facts


Often called “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys have been a part of the National Football League for over fifty years now. The franchise has definitely seen great success over the years, picking up five Super Bowl wins along the way. Today, the team plays in the league’s NFC East division along with the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Football Team. Here are some fascinating facts about the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.

5 Facts About the Dallas Cowboys

    1. The Cowboys have won 5 Super Bowls, which is tied for the 2nd most in NFL history. (source) Over the course of the franchise’s history, the Dallas Cowboys have appeared in eight Super Bowls, and won five times in the NFL’s biggest game of the year. The 5 Super Bowl wins by the Dallas Cowboys is tied for the 2nd most in league history with the San Francisco 49ers. Dallas had victories in Super Bowls VI, XII, XXVII, XXVIII and XXX. The last time that Dallas appeared in the the big game was Super Bowl XXX on January 28, 1996, which was a 27-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
    1. The Cowboys are the only team to have the Super Bowl MVP on the losing team. (source) Super Bowl V went down on January 17, 1971 and saw the Baltimore Colts defeat the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 16-13. This Super Bowl marked the only time in league history that the MVP played on the losing team in the NFL’s biggest game. Chuck Howley, a linebacker for the Cowboys, registered two interceptions and two solo tackles in Super Bowl V, a performance that awarded him MVP honors. Howley was a first round selection in the 1958 NFL Draft, and over the course of his 15-year career, the former West Virginia Mountaineers star played for the Chicago Bears (1958-1959) and the Dallas Cowboys (1961-1973).
    1. In 1960, the Dallas Cowboys were established as an expansion team. (source) In the franchise’s first season, the Dallas Cowboys went 0-11-1, which landed them in last place in the NFL Western Division. Under Head Coach Tom Landry, it wouldn’t be until Week 1 of the following season in 1961 that the Cowboys picked up their first regular season win, which was a 27-24 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Dallas Cowboys were also the first ever expansion team in NFL history.
    1. Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott holds the NFL record for most passes to start a career without an interception. (source) The Dallas Cowboys selected Mississippi State Quarterback Dak Prescott in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and he’s been the team’s starting signal caller ever since. In his rookie season with the team, Prescott’s mark of 176 passes without an interception set an NFL record for a rookie, a record previous held by Tom Brady with 162.
    1. In 2018, the Dallas Cowboys became the first sports team to be valued at $5 billion. (source) Also that year, the Dallas Cowboys became the most valuable sports team for the 12th straight year, as listed by Forbes. As of 2021, according to Forbes, the Dallas Cowboys are worth $5.7 billion, making them the most valuable franchise in sports. Jerry Jones purchased the team in 1989 for $150 million.


To the Dallas Cowboys fans out there, do you have any more fun facts to share about “America’s Team?”

Featured image photo credit: Keith Allison, 2017. Originally found on Wikimedia. Image was resized and cropped. Creative Commons 2.0.

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