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“ America’s Team” The Dallas Cowboys. Nick Hadji. Founded. 1960 founded by Clint Murchison Jr , John D. Murchison, and few minority shareholders First modern-era expansion team. 5 Super Bowl Wins . Tied for second most in NFL history (San Francisco) Super Bowl VI (1971)

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    1. “America’s Team” The Dallas Cowboys Nick Hadji

    2. Founded • 1960 founded by Clint Murchison Jr, John D. Murchison, and few minority shareholders • First modern-era expansion team

    3. 5 Super Bowl Wins • Tied for second most in NFL history (San Francisco) • Super Bowl VI (1971) • Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami Dolphins-3 • Super Bowl XII (1978) • Dallas Cowboys-27, Denver Broncos-10 • Super Bowl XXVII (1993) • Dallas Cowboys-52, Buffalo Bills-17 • Super Bowl XXVIII (1994) • Dallas Cowboys-30, Buffalo Bills-13 • Super Bowl XXX (1996) • Dallas Cowboys-27, Pittsburgh Steelers-17

    4. Cotton Bowl • Cowboys’ first home stadium for 12 seasons (1960-1971) • Developed great home field advantage due to the success of the mid 1960s team

    5. Texas Stadium • Cowboys’ home from 1971-2008 • Partial hole in roof was the only one in the NFL • “Texas Stadium has a hole in its roof so God can watch his favorite team play” –D.D. Lewis, Cowboys Linebacker

    6. Cowboys Stadium • Opened in 2009 to replace aging Texas Stadium • $1.5 billion stadium • World’s fourth largest HD screen (20 yard line to 20 yard line)

    7. Notable Players (Hall of Fame) • Bob Lilly-Defensive Tackle • First ever draft selection in 1961. • “Mr. Cowboy” • Roger Staubach-Quarterback • Captain Comeback • Tony Dorsett-Running Back • Randy White-Defensive Tackle • Mel Renfro-Defensive Back • Troy Aikman-Quarterback • Rayfield Wright-Offensive Tackle • Michael Irvin-Wide Receiver • Bob Hayes-Wide Receiver • Emmitt Smith-Running Back

    8. Notable Head Coaches • Tom Landry (1960-1988) • 2 Super Bowl victories (1971, 1977) • Jimmy Johnson (1989-1993) • 2 Super Bowl victories (1992, 1993) • Barry Switzer (1994-1997) • Super Bowl victory (1995) • Bill Parcells (2003-2006) • Built core group of current 2012 Dallas Cowboys • Jason Garrett (2010-Present) • Attempting to restore Cowboys to 1990s greatness

    9. Divisional Rivalries • Washington Redskins • Owners George Preston Marshall (Washington) and Clint Murchison Jr. despised each other • Cowboys own all time record 62-40-2 • Philadelphia Eagles • Bitter rivalry due to close contests • Bounty Bowls I and II • Michael Irvin’s career ending spinal injury • Cowboys own all time record 57-46 • New York Giants • First all time game ended in 31-31 tie • Giants defeated Cowboys in 2009 opening game 33-31 • Giants undefeated at Cowboys Stadium (4-0) • Cowboys own all time record 57-43-2

    10. “America’s Team” • Dubbed by NFL Films’ Bob Ryan in a 1978 highlight film for the Dallas Cowboys • Nickname came about as a result of the Cowboys’ national popularity