Team Facts

Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends

Franchise Granted:
January 28, 1960

First Season:
1960

Stadium:
AT&T Stadium

Super Bowl Championships:
VI, XII, XXVII, XXVIII, XXX

NFC Championships:
1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1992, 1993, 1995

NFL Eastern Conference Championships:
1966, 1967

NFL Capitol Division Championships:
1967, 1968, 1969

NFC Eastern Division Championships:
1970, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998

NFC East Division Championships:
2007, 2009, 2014

All-Time Record:
(At Start of 2017 Season)
527-394-6

Retired Uniform Numbers:
None
 

 

  • First Draft Choice: Hall of Famer Bob Lilly, DT, TCU, 1961.
  • First Regular-Season Game: A 35-28 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 9/24/60.
  • First Regular-Season Touchdown: A 76-yard pass from Eddie LeBaron to Jim Doran vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, 9/24/60.
  • First Regular-Season Win: A 27-24 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 9/17/61.
  • First Winning Season: 1966 (10-3-1).
  • First Playoff Appearance: A 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers in the 1966 NFL Championship game, 1/1/67.
  • First Super Bowl Appearance: A 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V, 1/17/71.
  • First Super Bowl Win: A 24-3 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI, 1/16/72.
  • First Pro Bowl Selection: WR Jim Doran, 1960.
  • First All-Pro Selections: RB Don Perkins and LB Jerry Tubbs, 1962.
  • First Cowboy Elected to the Hall of Fame: DT Bob Lilly, 1980.
  • First to Rush 100 Yards in a Game: Don Perkins, 108 yards vs. the Minnesota Vikings, 9/24/61.
  • First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Calvin Hill, 1,036 yards (1972).
  • First To Pass 400 Yards in a Game: Don Meredith, 460 yards vs. San Francisco 49ers, 11/10/63.
  • Most Career Rushing Yards: Emmitt Smith, 17,162 yards (1990-2002).
  • Most Career Passing Yards: Troy Aikman, 32,942 yards (1989-2000).
  • Most Career Receptions: Jason Witten, 943 receptions (2003-2014).
  • All-Time Leading Scorer: Emmitt Smith, 986 points (1990-2002).
  • Longest Fumble Return: 98 yards (TD) by Greg Ellis vs. the Philadelphia Eagles, 10/10/99.
  • Last Original Cowboy to Retire: RB Don Perkins, 7/18/69.



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