|When it comes to the conversation of the NFL’s top contenders, the Dallas Cowboys are always at the forefront of Super Bowl predictions. The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most historic teams in the National Football League. This is a franchise that has experienced tremendous success through multiple decades, and the team has been able to distinguish itself among many all over the country as simply “America’s Team.” Football fans who long to attend a game that always features some of the biggest talents and personalities in all of sports will need to grab a pair of Dallas Cowboys tickets today!
From zero wins to Super Bowl success
First named the Dallas Steers and then was changed to the Dallas Rangers, in 1960 it was announced the team would be called the Cowboys to avoid any confusion with the minor league Dallas Rangers baseball team. While the name Dallas Cowboys is synonymous with playoff success and achievement, things were not always so triumphant for the team. In 1960, the Cowboys became the NFL’s first expansion team in the modern era. After mulling over team names that included both the Steers and the Rangers, the organization settled on the Cowboys, and chose the iconic blue star to be the primary logo on their helmets.
The first season for the Cowboys was a rough one. They ended the year with zero wins, 11 losses and one tie, and their lack of performance was widely attributed to the team missing out on the 1960 college draft, which took place before they were instated as a professional football team. The next five years would see a steady improvement for the organization, and in 1966, the Cowboys not only posted their first winning season, but also finished first place in their division and sent eight players to the Pro Bowl. The 1967 season would also feature one of the most iconic games in both Cowboys and NFL history: The Ice Bowl. With a wind chill temperature of around 40 degrees below zero, the Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers in the NFL Championship Game for the second year in a row. However, a Super Bowl appearance would soon be on the way.
The 1970s were the golden age for Dallas Cowboys football, led by future hall of famers such as quarterback Roger Staubach, running back Tony Dorsett and their iconic coach Tom Landry. The team would appear in the Super Bowl five times throughout the decade, winning two Lombardi trophies in 1971 and 1977. After enduring a rather forgetful decade in the 80s, the 90s helped rejuvenate the Cowboys back to being one of the premiere teams in the league. Led by the offensive power trio of quarterback Troy Aikman, running back Emmitt Smith and wide receiver Michael Irving, the franchise went on to win three Super Bowls in four years, between 1992-1995. The team is always considered a contender with players like Tony Romo and Dez Bryant continuing to put up incredible stats and highlights.
Top players have always dotted the Dallas Cowboys’ roster and they are home to a number of Pro Football Hall of Famers including Bob Lilly, Troy Aikman, Larry Allen, coach Tom Landry and many other Super Bowl MVPs. Besides the multiple Super Bowls and legendary players, there are plenty of other factors that make the Cowboys “America’s Team.” For starters, Forbes lists them as the most valuable franchise in all of U.S. sports, with an estimated net worth of $3.2 billion. They also play in the iconic AT&T Stadium, which cost $1.3 billion to construct, seats more than 100,000 people and features a massive, 160-by-72-foot HD television screen that hangs suspended above the field.
The Dallas Cowboys’ cheerleaders are also a spectacle to be seen. Much like the football team itself, they didn’t start out as the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders we all know and love today. In 1960, the original cheerleading squad was a made up of a male-female group called the CowBelles & Beaux. In 1969, the team revamped its image by dropping the male cheerleaders and recruiting members from local high school cheerleading squads in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. From then on, they were known as the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, widely considered one of the best cheerleading squads in the NFL. The enthusiasm behind this team is also embodied in Rowdy, who became the Cowboys’ official mascot in 1996.
An event for all
One thing is for sure - the Cowboys’ games are a treat for everyone in the family. Whether it’s a home or away game, there’s nothing like the NFL experience. The excitement of being in the stadium with athletes ready to bring their best and fans full of support is contagious for all present. From their crisp white and blue uniforms to their famous cheerleaders, the Dallas Cowboys are one of a kind.
When it comes to catching a game in the National Football League, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more memorable experience than attending a game at AT&T Stadium, so be sure to get your Dallas Cowboys tickets for this season now!