Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Cowboys compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and plays its home games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which opened for the 2009 season. The stadium took its current name prior to the 2013 season.[5] In January 2020 it was announced that Mike McCarthy had been hired as head coach of the Cowboys.[6] He is the ninth in the team’s history.[7] McCarthy follows Jason Garrett, who coached the team from 2010–2019.[7]

Dallas Cowboys
Current season
Established January 28, 1960; 61 years ago (1960-01-28)[1]
First season: 1960
Play in AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
Headquartered in Ford Center at The Star (Frisco, Texas)
Dallas Cowboys logo
Dallas Cowboys wordmark
LogoWordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1960present)

Current uniform
Team colorsNavy blue, metallic silver, royal blue, white[2][3][4]
       
Fight songCowboys Stampede March
MascotRowdy
Personnel
Owner(s)Jerry Jones
CEOStephen Jones
PresidentJerry Jones
Head coachMike McCarthy
General managerJerry Jones
Team history
  • Dallas Cowboys (1960present)
Team nicknames
Championships
League championships (5)
Conference championships (10)
  • NFL Eastern: 1966, 1967
  • NFC: 1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1992, 1993, 1995
Division championships (23)
  • NFL Capitol: 1967, 1968, 1969
  • NFC East: 1970, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2018
Playoff appearances (34)
Home fields

The Cowboys joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1960.[8] The team's national following might best be represented by its NFL record of consecutive sell-outs. The Cowboys' streak of 190 consecutive sold-out regular and post-season games (home and away) began in 2002.[9] The franchise has made it to the Super Bowl eight times, tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Denver Broncos for second most Super Bowl appearances in history, behind only the New England Patriots' record eleven Super Bowl appearances. This has also corresponded to eight NFC championships, most in the NFC. The Cowboys have won five of those Super Bowl appearances, tying them with their NFC rivals, the San Francisco 49ers; both are third to Pittsburgh's and New England's record six Super Bowl championships. The Cowboys are the only NFL team to record 20 straight winning seasons (1966–85), in which they missed the playoffs only twice (1974 and 1984).

In 2015, the Dallas Cowboys became the first sports team to be valued at $4 billion, making it the most valuable sports team in the world, according to Forbes.[10] The Cowboys also generated $620 million in revenue in 2014, a record for a U.S. sports team.[10] In 2018 they also became the first NFL franchise to be valued at $5 billion[11] and making Forbes' list as the most valued NFL team for the 12th straight year.[12]