21 times in the playoffs
17 division titles
21 seasons of double digit wins
16 conference championship games
8 Super Bowls
5 Super Bowl championships
49 playoff games
Won 65.7% of their regular season games, ranked #1 for this 30 year period
Ranked #1 scoring offense 5 times
Ranked #1 offensive yardage 6 times
Ranked #1 defense in yardage allowed 3 times
3 Head Coaches, all Super Bowl winners
7 Super bowl MVP’s.
166 Pro Bowl selections, an average of 5.5 a season
57 1st Team All-Pro selections, an average of almost 2 per season.
24 players, 2 Head Coaches, 1 Personnel Director, 1 GM and 1 owner/GM in the Hall of Fame.
There will never be another 30 year run similar to this in the NFL, past, present or future. I was extremely privileged to witness almost all of it. I began watching them in 1970.
Any time I am frustrated with this team or any time someone asks why I am still a fan, this list reminds me that every team has it’s “era” but no team even came close to the length of the Cowboys era, three decades long. That is their legacy.
To this day, they still have the highest historic winning percentage in the NFL.