- Super Bowl Championships: 5
- Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 30
- Claim to Fame: Have won the most NFC Championships (8) and have the highest regular-season winning percentage in NFL history (57.3%)
- Claim to Shame: Just three winning seasons in the last eight years
“America’s Team” took shape in 1960 under the guidance of head coach Tom Landry.
Starting in 1966, the Cowboys set the standard for excellence, with an NFL-record 20 straight winning seasons that included 18 playoff appearances, 13 division titles, five Super Bowl appearances, and a pair of Super Bowl titles.
The current iteration of the Cowboys took shape in 1989, when the team was purchased by Jerry Jones.
A franchise-altering trade of Herschel Walker netted them a bounty of pics that would form “The team of the 90s”. Led by QB Troy Aikman, RB Emmitt Smith, WR Michael Irvin, and a cast of other stars, they won three Super Bowls in four years, the last being Super Bowl 30.
But that’s the last time Dallas has been to the big dance, as success has been much harder to come by of late.
In 2016, the team found a pair of cornerstones in quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, to match what is widely considered to be the best offensive line in football.
After a 14-2 season in 2016, expectations were through the roof in Big D, but everything cratered. Elliott’s off-field issues eventually led to a suspension, and five-time Pro Bowl LT Tyron Smith battled injuries, missing games and limiting his effectiveness.
Those factors helped lead to Prescott’s regression in his sophomore year. He dipped in every major offensive category, including completion percentage, passing yards, TD passes and – two of the most glaring – his QB rating plummeted from 104.9 to 86.6 and his interceptions spiked from four to 13.
The 2018 season marked something of a rebound, as Dallas won the NFC East with a 10-6 record, despite a middling +15 point difference. Last year’s ‘Boys were a defense-first team, surprisingly, which recorded the second-best points against in the NFC (324).
When Elliott’s holdout is finally put to rest, the 2019 Cowboys will have the look of a balanced NFC Championship contender. The defense has all the pieces that made it elite last year, the run-game will be a menace once again, and Prescott should continue to build chemistry with mid-2018 addition Amari Cooper.
|Passing YPG Allowed||11||226.2|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||13||104.5|
|Michael Bennett||Foot||questionable||Bennett has a foot injury, and his availability is unknown for Sunday's game against the Redskins. Lasted Updated: 12/25/2019|
|Anthony Brown||Tricep||IR||Brown has been sent to the injured reserve list due to surgery to fix a torn triceps. Lasted Updated: 11/18/2019|
|Noah Brown||Knee||IR||Brown has been placed on the PUP list while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss the remainder of the season. Lasted Updated: 11/19/2019|
|Chris Covington||Illness||questionable||Covington is dealing with an illness, and it has yet to be established if he will face the Redskins on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 12/26/2019|
|Tyrone Crawford||Hip||IR||Crawford has been placed on injured reserve due to hip surgery. Lasted Updated: 10/20/2019|
|Kavon Frazier||Pectoral||IR||Frazier sustained a torn pectoral and is on the injured reserve list. Lasted Updated: 09/30/2019|
|Luke Gifford||Arm||IR||Gifford has been added to the injured reserve list with a fractured arm. Lasted Updated: 12/17/2019|
|C.J. Goodwin||Thumb||questionable||Goodwin is limited by a thumb injury, and his status for Sunday's clash against the Redskins is in question. Lasted Updated: 12/25/2019|
|Randy Gregory||Suspension||out||Gregory has been suspended for an undermined length of time due to violating the league's substance abuse policy. Lasted Updated: 02/26/2019|
|Jeff Heath||Shoulder||questionable||Heath has a shoulder injury, leaving his availability undetermined for Sunday's matchup with the Redskins. Lasted Updated: 12/25/2019|
|Jalen Jelks||Foot||IR||Jelks will spend an undetermined length of time on injured reserve due to a left foot sprain. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Jon'Vea Johnson||Shoulder||IR||Johnson is on the injured reserve list with a shoulder injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Chris Jones||Abdominal||questionable||Jones is dealing with an abdominal injury, and it is undetermined if he will face the Redskins on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 12/25/2019|
|Demarcus Lawrence||Shoulder||questionable||Lawrence has a shoulder injury, and his availability is unknown for Sunday's battle against the Redskins. Lasted Updated: 12/25/2019|
|Sean Lee||Pectoral||questionable||Lee is managing pectoral and thigh injuries, and his status for Sunday's game against the Redskins is in question. Lasted Updated: 12/25/2019|
|Lance Lenoir Jr.||Knee||IR||Lenoir Jr. is on the injured reserve list due to patellar tendon surgery. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Connor McGovern||Pectoral||IR||McGovern has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a partially torn pectoral muscle. Lasted Updated: 11/21/2019|
|Dak Prescott||Shoulder||questionable||Prescott is dealing with a right shoulder injury, and it is unclear if it will impede his status for Sunday's game against the Redskins. Lasted Updated: 12/25/2019|
|Adam Redmond||Back||IR||Redmond has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a back injury. Lasted Updated: 11/17/2019|
|Daniel Ross||Shoulder||IR||Ross has hit the injured reserve list due to a shoulder injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Devin Smith||Knee||probable||Smith sat out the last game with a knee injury, but it is likely that he will take the field against the Redskins on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 12/25/2019|
|Tyron Smith||Back||questionable||Smith has a back injury, and it is unknown if he will be able to face the Redskins on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 12/25/2019|
|Xavier Su'a-Filo||Knee||IR||Su'a-Filo has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a broken bone in his lower leg. Lasted Updated: 12/24/2019|
|Joe Thomas||Knee||questionable||Thomas is managing a knee injury, and his availability for Sunday's matchup with the Redskins is up in the air. Lasted Updated: 12/25/2019|
|Leighton Vander Esch||Neck||IR||Vander Esche has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a neck surgery. Lasted Updated: 12/24/2019|
|Chris Westry||Hamstring||IR||Westry has landed on the injured reserve list with a hamstring injury. Lasted Updated: 09/02/2019|
|Cody Wichmann||Calf||IR||Wichmann is projected to be sidelined for an extended period while on injured reserve due to a calf injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Connor Williams||Knee||IR||Willimas has landed on the injured reserve list after suffering a torn ACL in his knee. Lasted Updated: 12/01/2019|
|Cedrick Wilson||Knee||IR||Wilson has wound up on the injured reserve list with a left knee sprain. Lasted Updated: 12/10/2019|
|Antwaun Woods||Hip||questionable||Woods is dealing with injuries to his hip and ankle, and it is undetermined if he will take the field against the Redskins on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 12/26/2019|