- 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||8||216.4|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||17||109.8|
|Chidobe Awuzie||Thigh||questionable||Awuzie suffered a thigh contusion in the previous game, and it is unknown if he will be available against the Bears on Thursday. Lasted Updated: 12/01/2019|
|Michael Bennett||Foot||questionable||Bennett suffered a foot injury in the previous game, leaving his availability against the Bears on Thursday in question. Lasted Updated: 12/01/2019|
|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|
|Randall Cobb||Illness||probable||Cobb is ailing from an illness, but the symptoms are likely to subside in time for Thursday's matchup with the Bears. Lasted Updated: 12/02/2019|
|Amari Cooper||Knee||probable||Cooper suffered a knee injury, but he is expected to be available against the Bears on Thursday. Lasted Updated: 12/02/2019|
|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|
|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 missed the previous game with an injury to both shoulders, and it is undetermined if he will be available for Thursday's matchup against the Bears. Lasted Updated: 12/01/2019|
|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 sustained a pectoral strain in the last game, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Bears on Thursday. Lasted Updated: 12/02/2019|
|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||Elbow||questionable||Martin has injuries to his elbow and ankle. It remains to be seen if he will be in Thursday's lineup versus the Bears. Lasted Updated: 12/02/2019|
|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|
|Tony Pollard||Knee||questionable||Pollard is tending to a knee injury, and it is unknown if he will play against the Bears on Thursday. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019|
|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|
|Tyron Smith||Achilles||questionable||Smith is dealing with an Achilles injury, and it has yet to be determined if he will be active Thursday against the Bears. Lasted Updated: 12/02/2019|
|Darian Thompson||Arm||questionable||Thompson is nursing an arm injury, and it has yet to be established if he will take the filed Thursday versus the Bears. Lasted Updated: 12/02/2019|
|Leighton Vander Esch||Neck||out||Vander Esche has sat out the previous two games due to a neck injury, and he will not suit up Thursday against the Bears. Lasted Updated: 12/01/2019|
|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|
|Antwaun Woods||Knee||questionable||Woods missed the previous game due to an MCL sprain, and it is unclear if he will line up against the Bears on Thursday. Lasted Updated: 12/01/2019|