Dallas Cowboys in History

Events in Sport


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-12-21 Tom Landry accepts coaching job with Dallas Cowboys (stays until 1988)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • 1960-01-28 NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises
  • 1967-01-01 Green Bay Packers beat Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in NFL championship game
  • 1969-11-16 US President Nixon becomes first president to attend a season NFL game while in office: the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 41-28
  • 1971-01-03 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10
  • 1971-01-17 Super Bowl V: Balt Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
  • 1972-01-02 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 14-3
  • 1972-01-16 Super Bowl VI: Dallas Cowboys-24, Miami-3 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Roger Staubach, Dallas, QB
  • 1972-12-31 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 26-3
  • 1973-12-30 NFC Championship Game: Minnesota Vikings beat Dallas Cowboys 27-10
  • 1974-01-29 1974 NFL Draft: Ed Jones from Tennessee State first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • 1976-01-04 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams 37-7
  • 1976-01-18 Super Bowl X: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 21-17 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, WR
  • 1978-01-01 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Minnesota Vikings 23-6
  • 1978-01-15 Super Bowl XII: Dallas Cowboys beat Denver Broncos, 27-10 in N Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Harvey Martin, Dallas, DE & Randy White, Dallas, DT
  • 1979-01-07 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams 28-0
  • 1979-01-21 Super Bowl XIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
  • 1979-12-16 QB Roger Staubach's last regular season game with the Dallas Cowboys
  • 1981-01-11 NFC Championship Game: Philadelphia Eagles beat Dallas Cowboys 20-7
  • 1982-01-10 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27
  • 1983-01-22 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 31-17
  • 1987-08-03 Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 17-6 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1987-08-09 LA Rams beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27 in London, England (NFL expo)
  • 1989-02-26 Dallas Cowboys fire coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career
  • 1989-04-23 1989 NFL Draft: Troy Aikman from UCLA first pick by Dallas Cowboys

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-11-23 The "Bounty Bowl": Philadelphia Eagles defeat Dallas Cowboys 27-0 at Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1991-04-21 1991 NFL Draft: Russell Maryland from University of Miami first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • 1992-09-13 NY Giants trailing Dallas Cowboys 34-0 in 3rd, lose 34-28
  • 1993-01-17 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 30-20
  • 1993-01-31 Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
  • 1994-01-23 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 38-21

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-01-30 Super Bowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Super Bowl MVP: Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • 1994-03-29 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys
  • 1995-01-15 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 38-28
  • 1996-01-14 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers 38-27
  • 1996-01-28 Super Bowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Super Bowl MVP:
  • 1996-08-05 Dallas Cowboys play KC Chiefs in Monterrey Mexico
  • 1997-07-23 Dallas TV Station KXAS settle with Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin & Erik Williams for reporting false sex assault allegations against them
  • 1998-02-12 Dallas Cowboys sign Chan Gailey as their 4th head coach

Birthdays in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1924-09-11 Tom Landry, American NFL player (NY Giants) and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mission, Texas (d. 2000)

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • 1933-10-18 Forrest Gregg, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1939-07-24 Bob Lilly, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1942-02-05 Roger Staubach, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1942-10-13 Jerry Jones, owner/GM (Dallas Cowboys)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943-07-16 Jimmy Johnson, American NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins), born in Port Arthur, Texas

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • 1947-01-02 Calvin Hill, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1951-02-23 Ed "Too Tall" Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1952-02-09 Danny White, quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1953-01-15 Randy White, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1954-04-07 Tony Dorsett, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, Heisman Trophy)
  • 1958-05-18 Ray Donaldson, NFL center (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1959-02-01 Wade Wilson, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1959-12-28 Everson Walls, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, NY Giants)
  • 1960-03-31 Mark Tuinei, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1961-06-06 Bill Bates, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • 1961-12-20 Nate Newton, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-03-03 Herschel Walker, WFL/NFL running back (NJ Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-05-17 Scott Case, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-07-11 Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-09-09 Derek Kennard, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1962-10-24 Jay Novacek, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1963-10-26 Tony Casillas, NFL defensive tackle (NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1964-01-06 Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1965-01-10 James Washington, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins)
  • 1965-04-15 Anthony Miller, NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1965-10-20 Chad Hennings, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1966-02-10 Daryl Johnston, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1966-03-05 Michael Irvin, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1966-03-28 Jason Garrett, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1966-08-15 Fred Strickland, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1966-09-29 Ken Norton Jr, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • 1966-11-21 Troy Aikman, NFL quarterback (Dallas Cowboys - Super Bowl 1992)
  • 1967-01-07 Scott Galbraith, NFL tight end (Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1967-03-28 David Lang, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1967-08-09 Deion Sanders, American NFL corner-back/wide receiver and MLB player (Dallas Cowboys and NY Yankees), born in Fort Myers, Florida

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1967-12-29 Tony Tolbert, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968-03-25 Dixon Edwards, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968-09-03 Robert Bailey, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968-09-07 Erik Williams, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968-09-22 Godfrey Myles, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968-10-01 Greg Briggs, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1968-10-12 Leon Lett, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1968-11-11 John Jett, NFL punter (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions)
  • 1968-11-22 Darryl Hardy, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1969-01-13 John Flannery, guard/corner (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1969-03-22 Russell Maryland, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys, Oak Raiders)
  • 1969-04-25 Darren Woodson, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969-05-15 Emmitt Smith, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader), born in Pensacola, Florida

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith
  • 1969-08-23 Clayton Holmes, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1969-09-27 Robert Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1969-11-30 Larry Brown, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders)
  • 1970-01-23 Jim Schwantz, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers)
  • 1970-04-07 Kevin Smith, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1970-04-15 Darrin Smith, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1970-05-01 Alundis Brice, NFL cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1970-06-11 Brock Marion, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1970-08-18 Richie Cunningham, American NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys), born in Houma, Louisiana
  • 1971-01-12 Oscar Sturgis, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971-01-24 John Reece, WLAF/NFL cornerback (Amsterdam Admirals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971-01-25 Kevin Williams, receiver/kick returner (Az Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971-02-12 Shante Carver, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971-03-19 Cory Fleming, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971-07-20 Ron Stone, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971-08-20 Oronde Gadsden, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971-10-21 Shane Hannah, NFL guard (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971-11-27 Larry Allen, NFL guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1971-12-09 Chris Boniol, NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • 1971-12-15 Eric Bjornson, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972-01-12 Dominique Ross, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972-01-22 Steve Scifres, guard/tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972-02-02 Charlie Williams, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972-04-06 Hurvin McCormack, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972-07-06 Billy Davis, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972-10-12 Singor Mobley, safety (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972-10-20 Dexter Coakley, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1972-12-07 Clay Shiver, corner (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973-02-14 George Hegamin, NFL/WLAF tail back (Dallas Cowboys, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1973-03-08 Kendell Watkins, NFL tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973-04-06 Randall Godfrey, linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973-05-04 Edward Hervey, NFL wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973-06-04 Antonio Anderson, defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973-06-14 Stepfret Williams, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973-06-27 Wendell Davis, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1973-08-13 Sherman Williams, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974-01-29 David LaFleur, tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974-04-09 Kevin Mathis, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974-08-25 Darren Benson, NFL defensive tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974-10-09 Kavika Pittman, defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1974-11-27 Lee Vaughn, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975-02-02 Macey Brooks, wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975-03-08 Kenny Wheaton, cornerback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975-04-16 Nicky Sualua, NFL fullback (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1975-08-04 Beau Morgan, running back (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1976-03-30 Toby Gowin, punter (Dallas Cowboys)
  • 1988-11-04 Dez Bryant, American football wide receiver (Dallas Cowboys), born in Galveston County, Texas

Weddings in Sport

  • 2004-06-20 Former Dallas Cowboys running back Eddie George (30) weds R&B group "SWV" member Tamara Johnson (33) at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey
  • 2011-01-15 PGA golfer Hunter Mahan (28) weds former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Kandi Harris in Dallas, Texas
  • 2011-05-28 Former American beauty queen Candice Crawford (24) weds Dallas Cowboys football quarterback Tony Romo (31) at Arlington Hall in Dallas, Texas

Deaths in Sport


Person of interestPerson of Interest

2000-02-12 Tom Landry, American football coach (Dallas Cowboys), dies at 75

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry