Januar in die NFL aufgenommen. Der erste Besitzer der Cowboys war Clint Murchison, der zu dieser Zeit 36 Jahre alt war und seinen Reichtum dem Glück. Der Besitzer der Dallas Cowboys hat sich dem Protest gegen Donald Trump nach der Attacke des US-Präsidenten auf die Football-Profiliga NFL angeschlossen. Nach seiner Knöchelverletzung fällt Cowboys-Quarterback Dak Prescott die restliche Saison aus. Trotz dessen und einer fehlenden Einigung.
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Marshall then opposed any franchise for Murchison in Dallas. Since NFL expansion needed unanimous approval from team owners at that time, Marshall's position would prevent Murchison from joining the league.
Marshall had a falling out with the Redskins band leader Barnee Breeskin. Breeskin had written the music to the Redskins fight song " Hail to the Redskins " and Marshall's wife had penned the lyrics.
Breeskin owned the rights to the song and was aware of Murchison's plight to get an NFL franchise.
Angry with Marshall, Breeskin approached Murchison's attorney to sell him the rights to the song before the expansion vote in Before the vote to award franchises in , Murchison revealed to Marshall that he owned the song and Marshall could not play it during games.
After a few Marshall expletives, Murchison gave the rights to "Hail to the Redskins" to Marshall for his vote, the lone one against Murchison getting a franchise at that time, and a rivalry was born.
From through , the Cowboys won regular season games, more than any other NFL franchise during that span. Danny White became the Cowboys' starting quarterback in after quarterback Roger Staubach retired.
Despite going 12—4 in , the Cowboys came into the playoffs as a Wild Card team. In the opening round of the —81 NFL playoffs they avenged their elimination from the prior year's playoffs by defeating the Rams.
In the Divisional Round they squeaked by the Atlanta Falcons 30— For the NFC Championship they were pitted against division rival Philadelphia, the team that won the division during the regular season.
The Eagles captured their first conference championship and Super Bowl berth by winning 20—7. They entered the NFL playoffs as the number 2 seed.
Their first game of the postseason saw them blow out Tampa Bay in a 38—0 shutout. Despite having a late 4th quarter 27—21 lead, they would lose to the 49ers 28— The season was shortened after a player strike.
With a 6—3 record Dallas made it to the playoffs for the 8th consecutive season. As the number 2 seed for the —83 NFL playoffs they eliminated the Buccaneers 30—17 in the Wild Card round and dispatched the Packers 37—26 in the Divisional round to advance to their 3rd consecutive Conference championship game.
For the season the Cowboys went 12—4 and made it once again to the playoffs but were defeated at home in the Wild Card by the Rams 24— Prior to the season , H.
Dallas posted a 9—7 record that season but missed the playoffs for the first time in 10 seasons. After going 10—6 in and winning a division title, the Cowboys were shut out by the Rams in the Divisional round at home.
Hard times came for the organization as they went 7—9 in , 7—8 in , and 3—13 in During this time period Bright became disenchanted with the team.
During the savings and loan crisis , the team and Mr. During an embarrassing home loss to Atlanta in , Bright told the media that he was "horrified" at coach Tom Landry 's play calling.
Bright to sell the Cowboys to Jerry Jones on February 25, Jones immediately fired Tom Landry, the only head coach in franchise history, replacing him with University of Miami head coach Jimmy Johnson , who was also Jerry Jones' teammate at the University of Arkansas as a fellow defensive lineman and Michael Irvin was under his tutelage in college.
Later that same year, they would trade veteran running back Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings for five veteran players and eight draft choices.
Although the Cowboys finished the season with a 1—15 record, their worst in almost 30 years, "The Trade" later allowed Dallas to draft a number of impact players to rebuild the team.
Johnson quickly returned the Cowboys to the NFL's elite. Skillful drafts added fullback Daryl Johnston and center Mark Stepnoski in , running back Emmitt Smith in , defensive tackle Russell Maryland and offensive tackle Erik Williams in , and safety Darren Woodson in Things started to look up for the franchise in They went 2—7 in their next 9 games but won 4 of their last 6 games to finish the season with a 4th place 7—9 record.
Coming into the Cowboys replaced offensive coordinator Dave Shula with Norv Turner ; the Cowboys raced to a 6—5 start, then defeated the previously-unbeaten Redskins despite injury to Troy Aikman.
Backup Steve Beuerlein took over and the Cowboys finished 11—5. In the Wild Card round they defeated the Bears 17—13 for the Cowboys first playoff win since In the Divisional round their season ended in a 38—6 playoff rout by the Lions.
In Dallas set a team record for regular season wins with a 13—3 mark. They started off the season by defeating the defending Super Bowl champion Redskins 23— Going into the playoffs as the number 2 seed they had a first round bye before facing division rival the Philadelphia Eagles.
They were pitted against the San Francisco 49ers, the number 1 seed. On January 17, the Cowboys went to Candlestick Park and defeated the 49ers 30—20 to clinch their first Super Bowl berth since Johnson became the first coach to claim a national championship in college football and a Super Bowl victory in professional football.
Dallas finished the regular season 12—4 as the number 1 seed of the NFC. They defeated the Green Bay Packers 27—17 in the divisional round.
The Cowboys finished 12—4 in They once again clinched a first round bye and defeated Green Bay 35—9 in the Divisional Round.
Emmitt Smith set an NFL record with 25 rushing touchdowns that season. They ended the season 12—4 and went into the playoffs as the number 1 seed.
Switzer joined Johnson as the only coaches to win a college football national championship and a Super Bowl. The glory days of the Cowboys were again beginning to dim as free agency, age, and injuries began taking their toll.
Star receiver Michael Irvin was suspended by the league for the first five games of following a drug-related arrest; he came back after the Cowboys started the season 2—3.
They defeated Minnesota 40—15 in the Wild Card round but were eliminated in the Divisional round of the playoffs 26—17 by the Carolina Panthers. The Cowboys went 6—10 in including losing their last 6 games of the season , with discipline and off-field problems becoming major distractions.
Gailey led the team to two playoff appearances with a 10—6 record in and an NFC East championship, but the Cowboys were defeated in the playoffs by the Arizona Cardinals 20—7.
In Dallas went 8—8 during which Irvin suffered a career-ending spinal injury in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles ending in another playoff loss this time to the Minnesota Vikings 27— Gailey was fired and became the first Cowboys coach who did not take the team to a Super Bowl.
Defensive coordinator Dave Campo was promoted to head coach for the season. Prior to the season starting cornerback Deion Sanders was released after 5 seasons with the team.
He later signed with division rival Washington. In Week 1, they were blown out 41—14 by Philadelphia. That game was very costly when veteran quarterback Troy Aikman suffered a serious concussion which ultimately ended his career.
The Cowboys finished the season in 4th place with a 5—11 record. The only highlights of were Emmitt Smith having his 10th consecutive 1, yard rushing season and a season sweep over the Redskins.
Prior to the season starting Aikman was released from the team and he retired due to the concussions he had received.
Banks had been a starter for half of the season the previous year for the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens before being benched.
Jones also drafted QB Quincy Carter in the second round of that year's draft, and Banks was released during the preseason.
Ryan Leaf , Anthony Wright , and Clint Stoerner all competed for the quarterback position that season. Dallas again finished at 5—11, last place in the NFC East, but they swept the Redskins for the 4th consecutive season.
Prior to the season Dallas drafted safety Roy Williams with the 8th overall pick. The season started out low as the Cowboys lost to the expansion Houston Texans 19—10 on Week 1.
By far the highlight of was on October 28, when during a home game against the Seattle Seahawks , Emmitt Smith broke the all-time NFL rushing record previously held by Walter Payton.
Their Thanksgiving Day win over the Redskins was their 10th consecutive win against Washington. However, that was their final win of Dallas lost their next 4 games to finish with another last place 5—11 record.
The losing streak was punctuated with a Week 17 20—14 loss against Washington. That game was Smith's last game as a Cowboys player: he was released during the offseason.
Campo was immediately fired as head coach at the conclusion of the season. Jones then lured Bill Parcells out of retirement to coach the Cowboys.
The Cowboys became the surprise team of the season getting off to a hot 7—2 start, but went 3—4 for the rest of the season. They were able to grab the second NFC wild card spot with a 10—6 record but lost in the Wild Card round to eventual conference champion Carolina Panthers, 29— In Dallas was unable to replicate their success, and ended 6— Dallas got off to a hot 7—3 start for the season but ended up in 3rd place with a 9—7 record.
Prior to the beginning of that season, they signed veteran Drew Bledsoe as starting quarterback. Prior to the season they signed free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens who was talented yet controversial.
During a week 7 matchup against the Giants, Bledsoe, who had been struggling since the start of the season, was pulled from the game and was replaced by backup Tony Romo.
Romo was unable to salvage that game and Dallas lost 38— However, Romo was named the starter for the team and went 5—1 in his first 6 games. Dallas ended the season with a 9—7 2nd-place finish.
They were able to clinch the number 5 playoff seed. They traveled to play Seattle where the Seahawks won 21— After the season Parcells retired and was replaced by Wade Phillips.
Dallas started the season with a bang, winning their first five games. They won 12 of their first 13 games, with their only loss during that span being to New England , who went undefeated that season.
Despite dropping two of their last three regular season games, the Cowboys clinched their first number 1 NFC seed in 12 years, which also granted them a first round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
In the tumultuous season, the Cowboys started off strong, going 3—0 for the second straight year, en route to a 4—1 start.
However, things soon went downhill from there, after quarterback Tony Romo suffered a broken pinkie in an overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals. With Brad Johnson and Brooks Bollinger playing as backups, Dallas went 1—2 during a three-game stretch.
Romo's return showed promise, as Dallas went 3—0. However, injuries mounted during the season, with the team losing several starters for the year, such as Kyle Kosier , Felix Jones , safety Roy Williams , punter Mat McBriar , and several other starters playing with injuries.
They failed to make the playoffs after losing at Philadelphia in the final regular season game which saw the Eagles reach the playoffs instead. On May 2, , the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility collapsed during a wind storm.
The collapse left twelve Cowboys players and coaches injured. The most serious injuries were special teams coach Joe DeCamillis , who suffered fractured cervical vertebrae and had surgery to stabilize fractured vertebrae in his neck, and Rich Behm , the team's year-old scouting assistant, who was permanently paralyzed from the waist down after his spine was severed.
The season started positively with a road win against Tampa Bay, but fortunes quickly changed as Dallas fell to a 2—2 start. In week five, with starting wide receiver Roy Williams sidelined by injury, receiver Miles Austin got his first start of the season and had a record setting day yards receiving and 2 touchdowns to help lead Dallas to an overtime win over Kansas City.
Following their bye week , they went on a three-game winning streak including wins over Atlanta and NFC East division rival Philadelphia.
Despite entering December with a record of 8—3, they lost their slim grip on 1st place in the division with losses to the New York Giants and San Diego.
Talks of past December collapses resurfaced, and another collapse in seemed validated. However, the team surged in the final three weeks of the season with a 24—17 victory at the Superdome, ending New Orleans' previously unbeaten season in week For the first time in franchise history, they posted back-to-back shutouts when they beat division rivals Washington 17—0 and Philadelphia 24—0 to end the season.
Six days later, in the wild-card round of the playoffs, Dallas played the Eagles in a rematch of week The Cowboys defeated the Eagles for the first Cowboys' post-season win since the season, ending a streak of six consecutive NFL post-season losses.
Dallas ended their playoff run after a hard divisional playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings. After beginning the season at 1—7, Phillips was fired as head coach and was replaced by offensive coordinator Jason Garrett as the interim head coach.
The Cowboys held the lead through most of the game, until a fumble, blocked punt, and interception led to the Jets coming back to win the game. In week 2 the Cowboys traveled to San Francisco to play the 49ers.
In the middle of the 2nd quarter, while the Cowboys trailed 10—7, Tony Romo suffered a rib injury and was replaced by Jon Kitna.
Kitna threw 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions until Romo returned in the 3rd quarter as Dallas trailed 17—7.
Romo then threw 3 touchdown passes to Miles Austin as the Cowboys rallied to send the game into overtime. On their opening possession after a 49ers punt, Romo found wide receiver Jesse Holley on a yard pass, which set up the game-winning field goal by rookie kicker Dan Bailey.
The Cowboys ended the season 8—8. The Cowboys started off the season on a high note by defeating the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants 24—17 on the opening night of the season.
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The Cowboys finished their inaugural campaign with a roster largely made up of sub-par players many well past their prime. The following year, the Cowboys made their first college draft selection, taking TCU Horned Frogs defensive tackle Bob Lilly with the 13th pick in the draft although the Cowboys finished with the league's worst record in , the first overall selection in the draft was given to the expansion team Minnesota Vikings.
The season also saw the Cowboys pick up their first victory in franchise history, a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first game of the season.
The Cowboys had played the Steelers in their first ever regular season game only the year before. The Cowboys finished their second campaign with an overall record.
In , Dallas improved slightly, going In , Dallas fell back to 4— In , they posted another campaign. During this period, the Cowboys had the misfortune of being associated as the city where President Kennedy was assassinated.
The Cowboys' success later in the decade largely contributed to restoring civic pride in Dallas after the assassination.
During the early and mids, the Cowboys gradually built a contender. In , the Cowboys went 7—7, achieving a.
In , the Cowboys posted their first winning season, finishing atop the Eastern Conference with a record. Green Bay defeated Dallas in a 34—27 thriller by stopping the Cowboys on a goal line stand with 28 seconds remaining and went on to win Super Bowl I 35—10 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Despite this disappointment, marked the start of an NFL-record-setting eight consecutive postseason appearances for the Cowboys. Dallas later broke its own record with nine consecutive trips to the playoffs between and , a record that was tied by the Indianapolis Colts when they reached the playoffs every year from to , and broken by the New England Patriots.
It was also the beginning of a still NFL record streak of 20 consecutive winning seasons that extended through That same year, the Cowboys adopted the practice of hosting Thanksgiving games.
It is widely rumored that the Cowboys sought a guarantee that they would regularly host Thanksgiving games as a condition of their very first one since games on days other than Sunday were uncommon at the time and thus high attendance was not a certainty.
With exception of and , the Cowboys have hosted a game every Thanksgiving Day since. In , the Cowboys finished with a 9—5 record and had their first playoff victory, a 52—14 rout of the Cleveland Browns.
The Cowboys lost 21—17 on a one-yard quarterback sneak by Packers quarterback Bart Starr with 16 seconds remaining. The game later became known as the "Ice Bowl.
Dallas remained one of the NFL's top teams for the remainder of the s, easily winning their division in with a 12—2 record and in with an 11—2—1 mark.
Each season, however, ended with a disappointing, decisive loss to the Cleveland Browns. Repeated failures to achieve their ultimate goal earned the Cowboys the nickname "Next Year's Champions" and a reputation for not being able to "win the big one.
The book was later made into a movie of the same name in The book and movie depicted many of the team's players as carousing, drug-abusing partiers callously used by the team and then tossed aside when they became too injured to continue playing productively.
In , ground was broken on a new stadium for the Cowboys to replace the Cotton Bowl. Texas Stadium in Irving , a Dallas suburb, was completed during the season.
At the end of the decade, the historians Robert A. Calvert , Donald E. A reviewer describes the Cowboys as a vital cog of "an industry that occupies an important segment of American time and attention.
In the s, the NFL underwent many changes as it absorbed the AFL and became a unified league, but the Cowboys also underwent many changes. Led by quarterback Craig Morton , the Cowboys had a 10—4 season in A 38—0 shutout by the Cardinals was the low point of the year, but the team recovered to make it to the playoffs.
They defeated Detroit 5—0 in the lowest-scoring playoff game in NFL history and then defeated San Francisco 17—10 in the first-ever NFC Championship Game to qualify for their first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, a mistake-filled Super Bowl V , where they lost 16—13 to the Baltimore Colts courtesy of a field goal by Colts' kicker Jim O'Brien with five seconds remaining in the contest.
Although the first game in their new home was a 44—21 victory over New England , Dallas stumbled out of the gate by going 4—3 in the first half of the season, including losses to the mediocre New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears.
Landry named Staubach as the permanent starting quarterback to start the second half of the season, and Dallas was off and running.
The Cowboys won their last seven regular season games finishing before dispatching of the Minnesota Vikings and San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs to return to the Super Bowl.
The Cowboys rushed for yards, while holding the Dolphins, who went 17—0 in , to total yards. The season was another winning one for the Cowboys , but their 10—4 record was only good for them to make the playoffs as a wild-card team.
In the divisional playoffs they faced the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers had a 28—13 lead and seemed to have avenged their playoff losses to Dallas in the two previous seasons.
But after Landry benched Morton, Staubach threw two touchdown passes with less than two minutes remaining—including the game-winner to Ron Sellers —for a miraculous Dallas win, the first of several dramatic comebacks led by Staubach during the s.
The Cowboys were now beginning to grow in popularity not just in Dallas, but nationwide. Their televised appearances on Thanksgiving Day games beginning in helped bring the Cowboys to a nationwide audience.
Under Coach Landry, the so-called "Doomsday Defense" became a powerful and dominating force in the NFL and their offense was also exciting to watch.
Dallas had also established itself as the most innovative franchise off the field. It was the first to use computers in scouting , the first to have a modern cheerleading squad performing sophisticated choreographed routines, and the first to broadcast games in Spanish.
General manager Schramm became the most powerful GM in the NFL; it was he who pushed the league to adopt changes such as relocating the goal posts to the back of the end zone and after the season the use of instant replay.
While Pittsburgh won more Super Bowls in the s, Dallas emerged as the "glamour" team of the decade. The film North Dallas Forty , based on a book written by former Cowboys wide receiver Peter Gent , presented a veiled portrayal of the team's on-and-off field culture during this time.
The Cowboys faltered slightly in , finishing 8—6 and missing the playoffs for the first time in nine years. Bob Lilly retired following the season, capping his year Hall of Fame career.
After missing the playoffs in , the team drafted well the following year , adding defensive lineman Randy White a future Hall of Fame member and linebacker Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson.
The fresh influx of talent helped the Cowboys back to the playoffs in as a wild card, where they beat the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams to advance to Super Bowl X , where they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers , 21— In , the team went 11—3, winning the NFC East.
However, they were quickly eliminated from the playoffs with a 14—12 loss to the Rams. The Cowboys began the season before losing in consecutive weeks to the St.
Louis Cardinals in a Monday night home game and the Steelers in Pittsburgh. After the losses, however, the Cowboys won their final four regular season games.
Dallas had both the 1 defense and 1 offense in the NFL. As a testament to Doomsday's dominance in the hard-hitting game, defensive linemen Randy White and Harvey Martin were named co-Super Bowl MVPs, the first and only time multiple players have received the award.
After a slow start in , Dallas won its final six regular season games to finish the season at 12—4. The Steelers outlasted the Cowboys 35—31, despite a furious comeback that saw Dallas score two touchdowns late in the fourth quarter; the game was not decided until the final 22 seconds, when a Dallas onside kick failed.
Bob Ryan, an NFL films editor, dubbed the Cowboys " America's Team " following this season, a nickname that has earned derision from non-Cowboys fans but has stuck through both good times and bad.
Dallas finished the season 11—5. The team slumped in November, but rallied to win its next two games. This set the stage for the regular season finale against Washington , with the winner capturing the NFC East title and the loser missing the playoffs.
In the game, Texas Stadium fans were treated to one of Staubach's greatest comebacks — which also was his last. The Cowboys trailed 17—0, but then scored three touchdowns to take the lead.
Led by running back John Riggins , the Redskins came back to build a 34—21 lead, but the Cowboys scored 2 touchdowns in the final five minutes — including a Staubach touchdown pass to Tony Hill with less than a minute remaining — for an amazing 35—34 victory.
The season ended with a whimper, however, as two weeks later, the underdog Rams traveled to Dallas and upset the Cowboys 21—19 in the divisional round of the playoffs.
The Cowboys had a chance to win in the final two minutes after the Rams scored their final touchdown, but the Rams' defense stopped Staubach from making a miracle comeback like the kinds that he had become famous for.
This game marked the end of an era, as repeated concussions compelled Staubach to announce his retirement a few months later in an emotional press conference at Texas Stadium.
All told, from through , the Cowboys won regular season games, more than any other NFL franchise during that span.
Danny White became the Cowboys' starting quarterback in Without Staubach, not much was expected of the Cowboys, but they surprised everyone with a 12—4 regular season.
Philadelphia also finished 12—4, but got the division title on a close tiebreaker. The Cowboys won the wildcard game at home against the Rams , then White engineered a late comeback to win the divisional playoff game in Atlanta.
Dallas started the season 4—0, and captured the NFC East crown with another 12—4 record. Dallas dismantled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the divisional playoff 38—0.
It was one of the most famous finishes in NFL history. Dallas led 27—21 with just under five minutes to play in the fourth quarter and appeared to be headed to their sixth Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.
However, San Francisco quarterback Joe Montana led a long 49er drive that was capped by a Joe Montana touchdown pass to Dwight Clark with 51 seconds remaining.
Dallas was not finished just yet, needing only a field goal to win. A White completion to Drew Pearson moved the ball into 49er territory and almost went for a touchdown.
Two plays later, though, White fumbled after being hit, and San Francisco recovered to seal their 28—27 victory.
Clark's leaping grab in the end zone came to be famous as " The Catch ", and represented a changing of the guard in the NFC from the dominant Cowboys teams of the s to the dominant 49ers teams of the s.
Dallas finished the strike-shortened season with a record of 6—3. The Cowboys held a one-game lead over the Redskins with two games to play in the regular season, but fell at home to Philadelphia , then lost a Monday night match in Minnesota a game best known for Tony Dorsett 's NFL record yard touchdown run.
This finished a remarkable run that saw the Cowboys play in 10 of 13 conference championship games. The Cowboys opened the season in impressive fashion, erasing a 23—3 deficit at Washington to defeat the Super Bowl champion Redskins 31—30, then winning their next six games.
When Dallas and Washington squared off again in Week 15 at Texas Stadium, both teams had 12—2 records. However, the Redskins beat the Cowboys handily in that game, and Dallas subsequently lost its next two games to end its season a rout by the 49ers in the regular season finale and an upset home loss to the Rams in the wild card playoff game.
Change and controversy marked the Cowboys' season its 25th, which Schramm commemorated as the "Silver Season".
Despite leading Dallas to the playoffs in each of his four seasons as starting quarterback, Danny White began to draw criticism for "not being able to win the big game", and several players privately expressed their preference for backup quarterback Gary Hogeboom.
Landry decided to start Hogeboom, and while Dallas started the season 4—1, Hogeboom's inconsistency eventually led to White regaining the starting job.
It was not enough, though. The Cowboys suffered an embarrassing Week 12 loss to the winless Bills in Buffalo , and needing a win in their final two games to secure a playoff spot, lost both.
Dallas finished the season 9—7, and missed the postseason for the first time in a decade. An important off-field change also took place in Clint Murchison, in dire financial straits because of a collapse in oil prices, sold the Cowboys to Dallas oilman H.
Bright's ownership coincided with a decline in the Cowboys' fortunes. The season saw a somewhat uneven string of wins and losses, the worst being in Week 11 when they were annihilated 44—0 by the unstoppable Chicago Bears , the team's first shutout since With a 10—6 record, the Cowboys won the division, but were blanked by the Rams 20—0 in the playoffs.
This was the franchise's final winning season and postseason appearance with Tom Landry as coach. The campaign started optimistically, with highly regarded offensive coordinator Paul Hackett and Heisman Trophy-winning Herschel Walker having joined the team.
The Cowboys ran their record to 6—2, but White's wrist was broken in a mid-season loss to the Giants, and the team only managed to win one of its final seven games.
Dallas finished with a 7—9 record, ending the franchise's streak of 20 consecutive winning seasons that had dated back to its first-ever winning season in To this date, no other NFL team has successfully matched this feat.
Dallas started the season before NFL players went on strike and management responded by hiring replacement players. Schramm, having anticipated the strike , assembled one of the better replacement teams, which was soon bolstered by several starters who crossed the picket line including Dorsett, Danny White, and Randy White.
However, the "Counterfeit Cowboys" suffered an embarrassing home loss to a Redskins team composed entirely of replacement players, and once the strike ended, Dallas' regular squad lost six of its next eight games to finish 7—8.
The Cowboys went into a free-fall in After starting the season 2—2, a last-second loss in New Orleans started a game Cowboy losing streak. Among the few bright spots in the season were the team's first-round draft pick, wide receiver Michael Irvin whom Schramm had predicted would spur the team's "return from the dead" , and a Week 15 victory against the Redskins in Washington, Tom Landry's last.
The next day, Jones' first act as owner was to fire Landry. NFL: —, —, , —, , , , , , , , , Special Teams. Herb Adderley. Roger Staubach.
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