Dallas Cowboys History

The Dallas Cowboys are in their sixty-third season, playing their home games at AT&T Stadium, in Arlington, Texas since 2009. The Cowboys are led by head coach Mike McCarthy since 2020.

The Cowboys have won five Super Bowls in their history, most recently in 1995.

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Franchise Award Winners

During their existence, they have had three people win Coach of the Year: Jason Garrett, (2016); Jimmy Johnson, (1990); Tom Landry, (1966).

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: Emmitt Smith won the Most Valuable Player in 1993 and the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1990; Greg Ellis won the Comeback Player of the Year in 2007; Dak Prescott won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2016; Tony Dorsett won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1977; Calvin Hill won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1969; Harvey Martin won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1977; DeMarco Murray won the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2014; Micah Parsons won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2021.

Dallas Cowboys by the Decades

1960s

The Dallas Cowboys' inaugural season was 1960. During the decade, the Cowboys had a record of 67-65-6 during the regular season and 1-4 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Cotton Bowl. They won three division titles. The Cowboys ranked 6th in the East division with a win percentage of 44%, ranked 9th in the West division with a win percentage of 4%, and ranked 1st in the Capitol division with a win percentage of 77%.

1970s

During the decade, the Cowboys had a record of 105-39-0 during the regular season and 14-7 in the playoffs. In fact, the one hundred and five wins represents the most wins in a decade for the Cowboys. They played their home games at Cotton Bowl (1970-1971) and Texas Stadium (1972-1979). They won seven division titles. The Cowboys ranked 1st in the NFC East division with a win percentage of 73%. Throughout the 1970s, they led the entire league in wins. They won two Super Bowls in 1971 and 1977.

1980s

During the decade, the Cowboys had a record of 79-73-0 during the regular season and 5-5 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Texas Stadium. They won two division titles. The Cowboys ranked 3rd in the NFC East division with a win percentage of 52%.

1990s

During the decade, the Cowboys had a record of 101-59-0 during the regular season and 12-5 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Texas Stadium. They won six division titles. The Cowboys ranked 1st in the NFC East division with a win percentage of 63%. They won three Super Bowls in 1992, 1993, and 1995.

2000s

During the decade, the Cowboys had a record of 82-78-0 during the regular season and 1-4 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Texas Stadium (2000-2008) and Cowboys Stadium (2009). They won two division titles. The Cowboys ranked 3rd in the NFC East division with a win percentage of 51%.

2010s

During the decade, the Cowboys had a record of 86-74-0 during the regular season and 2-3 in the playoffs. They played their home games at AT&T Stadium. They won three division titles. The Cowboys ranked 2nd in the NFC East division with a win percentage of 54%.

2020s

During the decade, the Cowboys had a record of 18-15-0 during the regular season and 0-1 in the playoffs. They played their home games at AT&T Stadium. They won one division title. The Cowboys ranked 1st in the NFC East division with a win percentage of 55%.

Dallas Cowboys Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Mike McCarthy 2020-2022 18-15-0 54.5% 0-1
Jason Garrett 2010-2019 85-67-0 55.9% 2-3
Wade Phillips 2007-2010 34-22-0 60.7% 1-2
Bill Parcells 2003-2006 34-30-0 53.1% 0-2
Dave Campo 2000-2002 15-33-0 31.3% 0-0
Chan Gailey 1998-1999 18-14-0 56.3% 0-2
Barry Switzer 1994-1997 40-24-0 62.5% 5-2
Jimmy Johnson 1989-1993 44-36-0 55.0% 7-1
Tom Landry 1960-1988 250-162-6 60.5% 20-16

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