- 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||7||220.9|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||10||97.3|
|Noah Brown||Knee||IR||Brown has been placed on the PUP list while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. There is no timetable for return. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|La'el Collins||Knee||questionable||Collins has a knee injury, and it is unclear if he will line up against the Vikings on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Amari Cooper||Knee||probable||Cooper is expected to suit up against the Vikings on Sunday despite a knee contusion. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|Tyrone Crawford||Hip||IR||Crawford has been placed on injured reserve due to hip surgery. Lasted Updated: 10/20/2019|
|Cameron Fleming||Calf||questionable||Fleming missed the last game due to a calf injury. It is undetermined if he will be available for Sunday's matchup against the Vikings. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|Kavon Frazier||Pectoral||IR||Frazier sustained a torn pectoral and is on the injured reserve list. Lasted Updated: 09/30/2019|
|Michael Gallup||Knee||probable||Gallup is anticipated to take the field against the Vikings on Sunday despite a knee injury. Lasted Updated: 11/07/2019|
|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 left the previous game with shoulder and knee injuries. It is unclear if he will return for Sunday's contest versus the Vikings. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|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|
|Sean Lee||Pectoral||questionable||Lee is dealing with a pectoral injury, and it is unknown if he will face the Vikings on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Lance Lenoir Jr.||Knee||IR||Lenoir Jr. is on the injured reserve list due to patellar tendon surgery. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Zack Martin||Back||questionable||Martin is battling injuries to his back and ankle. It is undetermined if he will be active Sunday against the Vikings. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Connor McGovern||Pectoral||IR||McGovern has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a partially torn pectoral muscle and is in danger of missing the entire 2019 season. Lasted Updated: 09/02/2019|
|Daniel Ross||Shoulder||IR||Ross has hit the injured reserve list due to a shoulder injury. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Tyron Smith||Ankle||questionable||Smith is bothered by an ankle injury, and it has yet to be established if he will take the field against the Vikings on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/06/2019|
|Leighton Vander Esch||Neck||questionable||Vander Esch sat out the previous game with a neck injury. It is unknown if he will play against the Vikings on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 11/05/2019|
|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|