Dallas Cowboys Quiz


By: Nathan Chandler

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Jerry Jones and his NFL squad have always intrigued and inspired football fans all over the nation. How much do you know about the Dallas Cowboys? Find out by taking this quiz!

In the 1960s and 1970s, what was the nickname given to the Cowboys defense?

They were called the Doomsday Defense, and they were a huge reason that the team won two Super Bowls during the 1970s.


What was running back Tony Dorsett's longest career run?

Dorsett set the NFL record with a 99-yard run in 1983. So far, he's the only player ever to have a 99-yard run.


Which Cowboys legend was nicknamed "The Playmaker" for his ability to come up with clutch plays in big games?

Irvin was not only clutch, he was prolific. In 1995, he topped 1,600 receiving yards and had 10 touchdowns.


Which position did Deion Sanders NOT play during his time with the Cowboys?

Sanders was never a tight end, but he was one of the game's most dynamic kick returners and receivers. He also played professional baseball.


How many Super Bowls did head coach Tom Landry win?

Landry was the team's leader for nearly 30 years. During that span, he won two NFL titles.


The Cowboys play in which NFL division?

The Cowboys play in the NFC East, with the likes of the Redskins, Eagles and Giants.


How many games did the Cowboys win in their first season?

That's right, the team was winless in its first season, although they did manage one tie.


Which player was the first draft pick ever in Cowboys history?

Bob Lilly was the team's first-ever draft pick. His stellar capabilities at defensive end made him a Hall of Fame player.


What position did Mike Ditka play when he was a member of the Cowboys team?

Ditka is revered for his playing days in Chicago, but he actually played tight end for four years in Dallas. He made a touchdown catch in Super Bowl VI.


How many NFL championships have the Cowboys won?

The Cowboys have won five Super Bowls. The Green Bay Packers have the most pro titles, with 13.


The Dallas Cowboys joined the NFL as an expansion team in which year?

The Cowboys joined the NFL in 1960. They eventually become one of America's most beloved teams.


In how many Super Bowls have the Cowboys appeared?

As of 2016, the Cowboys have appeared in eight Super Bowls, tying them for the most championship appearances.


In what year did the team make its first playoff appearance?

The Cowboys made the playoffs for the first time in 1966, six years after they joined in the NFL.


In what round of the draft did the Cowboys select quarterback Tony Romo?

Romo wasn't drafted. He signed with the team as a free agent and became a solid (but injury-riddled) starter.


Which of the following nicknames is NOT associated with the Cowboys?

They're never known as the Rangers, but the 'Boys are definitely America's Team.


What did QB Troy Aikman famously say when asked about his memories of the 1994 NFC championship game?

Aikman suffered a horrible concussion in the NFC Championship game. The injury was so severe that he doesn't even remember playing in the Super Bowl weeks later.


How many seasons did quarterback Roger Staubach play with the Cowboys?

Staubach was with the Cowboys for 11 years, during the glory days of the 1970s. He was named to the Pro Bowl six times in his career.


As of 2016, how many postseason wins do the Cowboys have?

The Cowboys have more postseason wins than other team -- 34 victories.


Cowboys player Chuck Howley was named the MVP of which Super Bowl?

Howley was the MVP of Super Bowl V. He is the only player ever MVP on the losing team to ever win the award. He created three turnovers during the game.


Before their 1971 Super Bowl victory, what nickname affixed itself to the Cowboys?

The Cowboys won plenty of games but couldn't win the big ones, earning them the nickname "Next Year's Champions."


Which team did the Cowboys defeat in Super Bowl XXX?

The Cowboys were loaded with talent during the 1995 season. They scored 13 first-half points en route to a 27-17 victory over the Steelers.


A Cowboys team member won the Super Bowl XXX MVP award. Which position did this player play?

Larry Brown made two clutch interceptions in the second half of the game, and he became the first cornerback ever to win the MVP award.


The Cowboys were the NFL's second expansion team.

Actually, the Cowboys were the very first true NFL expansion team. During that era, most expansion teams came from the American Football League.


Which team did the Cowboys play in Super Bowl VI?

The Cowboys played the Miami Dolphins and won, 24-3. Those 3 points were the fewest allowed in Super Bowl history.


With Tom Landry as head coach, how many divisional titles did the Cowboys win?

During Landry's tenure, the Cowboys had a stranglehold on the NFC East. They won the division 13 times.


Which Cowboys running back holds the single season rushing record?

Murray ran for 1,845 yards during the 2014 campaign.


How many consecutive 1,000-yard seasons did running back Emmitt Smith have?

For years, Smith was unstoppable. He holds the NFL record, with 11 consecutive seasons of 1,000 or more yards.


In 1997, quarterback Troy Aikman became the first Cowboys to do what?

He was the first Cowboys QB to throw for more than 3,000 yards in three straight seasons. In his career, he threw for more than 32,000 yards.


In how many Super Bowls did the Cowboys appear during the 1970s?

From 1970 to 1979, Dallas appeared in five Super Bowl games. They won two.


For how many yards did Roger Staubach pass during his NFL career?

He threw for 22,700 yards and 153 touchdowns. He also said that he endured at least 20 concussions and was knocked out cold six times.


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