The story of the Dallas Cowboys organization is filled with a rich and colorful history.
Before being officially named the Cowboys on March 19, 1960, the team was called the Dallas Rangers but was changed to avoid confusion with the Dallas Rangers baseball team.
That first season was one to forget, as the team didn’t win a single game.
But since then, the Cowboys have won five Super Bowls and have become the most valuable franchise in all of sports, with an estimated worth of $5.5 billion.
Current Roster for the Dallas Cowboy
On January 7, Owner, President, and General Manager, Jerry Jones, shook things up and hired Mike McCarthy, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, as the new Head Coach.
Kellen Moore will be the Offensive Coordinator to start the year, and Mike Nolan will be the Defensive Coordinator.
Entering his fifth NFL season, Dak Prescott will retain his role as the starting quarterback. Although Dallas only finished with eight wins in 2019, Prescott had a career year with 4,902 passing yards and 30 touchdowns passes.
Backing him up will be veteran Andy Dalton.
At running back, Ezekiel Elliott will hope to add another 1,000-yard rushing campaign to his resume after recording 1,434 rushing yards in 2018 and 1,357 rushing yards in 2019. He has some of the best hands in the league for a running back, catching 55 passes for 420 yards last year.
Tony Pollard is also expected to have a few carries each game.
Dallas is stacked at the wide receiver position, giving Prescott plenty of weapons with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and rookie CeeDee Lamb. Tight end Blake Jarwin will also serve as a nice red-zone target at 6-foot-5, 246 pounds.
Some of the leaders on the defensive side of the ball for Dallas this year will be DeMarcus Lawrence, Leighton Vander Esch. and Xavier Woods.
Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Championships
From 1967 to 2019, the Cowboys won a total of five Super Bowls.
In 1972, Dallas defeated the Miami Dolphins 24-3 to win their first championship. Six years later, Dallas bested the Denver Broncos 27-10 for a second Super Bowl win.
The Cowboys went through a bit of a lull in the 1980s, but they returned strong in the 1990s, winning championships in 1993, 1994, and 1996.
Famous Dallas Cowboys Players
Former quarterback Troy Aikman is one of the most famous players in franchise history, finishing his career with 94 wins, 3 Super Bowl victories, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Aside from winning two Super Bowls with the Cowboys, former defensive back Deion Sanders also made an appearance in the 1992 World Series. Since retiring, he became an analyst for the NFL Network, CBS Sports, and Barstool Sports.
Former wide receiver Michael Irvin won three Super Bowls with the Cowboys, and he showcased his dominance at the position in 1996 with 111 receptions, 1,603 receiving yards, and 10 touchdown catches. Irvin showed off his footwork off the field on Dancing with the Stars in 2009, and he’s currently an analyst for NFL Network.
Emmitt Smith is another three-time Super Bowl winner, rushing for 18,355 yards in his 15-year career. After he retired, Smith focused on the business world, launching a new career as a real estate developer and co-owner of a men’s grooming and lifestyle club.
Odds for the Dallas Cowboys to Win the Super Bowl
Dallas has the sixth-best odds (+1700) to win the Super Bowl in 2020, according to FanDuel.
The Kansas City Chiefs (+650), Baltimore Ravens (+700), San Francisco 49ers (+900), New Orleans Saints (+1200), and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (+1500) are all ahead of Dallas.
In Week 1 of the 2020 season, the Cowboys (-122) are favorites to beat the Los Angeles Rams (+104).