Dallas Cowboys History

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Dallas Cowboys founded in March 1960

In October of 1959 the franchise began and would be known as the Dallas Rangers. The name later changed to the Dallas Cowboys when Tex Schramm “convinced” Murchinson that the name just didn’t make sense and wasn’t fitting in the market since there was a baseball team already named the Rangers.

First head coach for the Dallas Cowboys
Tom Landry signs contract to become the Dallas Cowboys first head coach. A position he would hold for 29 years  – Dallas Cowboys history

Tom Landry signs contract to become the Dallas Cowboys first head coach. A position he would hold for 29 years – Dallas Cowboys history

First league win for the Dallas Cowboys
FIRST WIN - In September of 1961 the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Cotton Bowl for their first ever franchise victory - Dallas Cowboys history

FIRST WIN – In September of 1961 the Dallas Cowboys defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Cotton Bowl for their first ever franchise victory – As we all know, this rivalry is alive and well … even to this day! Dallas Cowboys history – September 17, 1961

First game sellout for the Dallas Cowboys
First sellout at the Cotton Bowl for a Dallas Cowboys game - August 21, 1965 - You could get a ticket for $4.60, tax included - Dallas Cowboys history

First sellout at the Cotton Bowl for a Dallas Cowboys game – August 21, 1965 – You could get a ticket for $4.60, tax included – Dallas Cowboys history

First home with a dome for the Dallas Cowboys

In 1967, Clint Murchinson announces plans to build Texas Stadium for his Dallas Cowboys. Ground breaking would be in 1969 - Dallas Cowboys history

In 1967, Clint Murchinson announces plans to build Texas Stadium for his Dallas Cowboys. Ground breaking would be in 1969 – Dallas Cowboys history

Training Camps in 1967 were a little different than they are today. Of course, Cowboys and horses do fit - Dallas Cowboys history

Training Camps in 1967 were a little different than they are today. Of course, Cowboys and horses do fit, even in Thousand Oaks, California – Dallas Cowboys history

Texas Stadium Opens

The Dallas Cowboys opened a new era with a 44-21 pounding of the New England Patriots in their brand new home, Texas Stadium -October 24, 1971 Dallas Cowboys history

The Dallas Cowboys opened a new era with a 44-21 pounding of the New England Patriots in their brand new home, Texas Stadium. Duane Thomas scored the first touchdown in the new stadium, a 56-yard run just 2:16 after opening kickoff. Attendance was 65,708 – October 24, 1971

 

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