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The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American
franchise that plays in the East division of the National Football Conference
(NFC) in what league?
A: The National Football League (NFL).
Where are the Cowboys headquartered?
A: In Valley Ranch in Irving, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
Where does the team play its home games?
A: At AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The Cowboys joined the NFL as a what?
A: 1960 expansion team.
Before the Dallas Cowboys, there had not been an NFL team
south of Washington, D.C. since when?
A: Since the Dallas Texans folded in
Oilman Clint Murchison had tried to purchase the Washington
Redskins from George Preston Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins in what
As the deal was about to be finalized, Marshall called for
a change in what?
Murchison got so mad that he did what?
A: He called off the deal.
Then what did Marshall do?
A: He then opposed any franchise for Murchison in Dallas.
NFL expansion needed unanimous approval from team owners at
that time, so Marshall's position did what?
A: Prevented Murchison from joining the league.
From 1970 through
1979, how many regular season
the Cowboys win?
A: 105, more than any other NFL franchise during that span.
During that period they won how many
A: Two, 1971 and
In 1980, after quarterback Roger Staubach retired, who
became the new starting quarterback?
A: Danny White.
How many times did White lead the Cowboys to the playoffs?
A: Five times and won two Division Championships.
In 1984, who purchased the Dallas Cowboys from Clint
Murchison, Jr. ?
A: H.R. "Bum" Bright .
When did Mr. Bright sell the Cowboys to Jerry Jones?
A: On February 25, 1989.
Jones immediately fired who?
A: Tom Landry.
Who did Jones replace Landry with?
A: University of Miami head coach Jimmy Johnson.
The Cowboys had the first pick in the draft, and they
selected what quarterback?
A: UCLA quarterback Troy Aikman.
Later that year traded veteran running back Herschel Walker
to the Minnesota
Vikings for what?
A: Five veteran players and eight draft choices.
When the Cowboys finished the 1989 season, what was their
A: 1–15, their worst in almost 30 years.
"The Trade" later allowed Dallas to draft a number of
A: Impact players to rebuild the team.
Johnson's skillful drafts added what two players in 1989?
A: Fullback Daryl Johnston and center Mark Stepnoski.
In 1990, they added what running back?
A: Emmitt Smith.
Defensive tackle Russell Maryland and offensive tackle Erik
Williams joined the team in what year?
A: In 1991.
In 1992, the team gained what safety?
A: Darren Woodson.
In 1990, on Week 1, Dallas won their first what?
A: Home game since September 1988 when they defeated the San Diego Chargers
They would go on to finish the season with what record?
A: A 4th place 7-9 record.
The Cowboys replaced offensive coordinator Dave Shula in
1991 with whom?
A: Norv Turner.
In 1992 Dallas set a team record for regular season wins
A: A 13–3 record.
They started off the season by defeating what team?
A: The defending Super Bowl Champion Washington Redskins 23-10.
On January 17th, 1993 the Cowboys defeated the 49ers 30-20
to clinch what?
A: Their first Super Bowl berth since 1978.
In Super Bowl XXVII, Dallas defeated the Buffalo Bills
52–17 during which they forced a record what?
A: Nine turnovers.
Johnson became the first coach to claim what?
A: A national championship in college football and a Super Bowl victory in