Do You Know the History of the Dallas Cowboys?

By: Robin Tyler

Do You Know the History of the Dallas Cowboys?
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About This Quiz

The National Football League provides fans with some of the most spectacular sporting entertainment and has done so for decades.

And of course, the pinnacle of the sport is the Super Bowl. Played every January, America literally comes to a standstill in an event that not only combines the incredible athletes of the league but some of the top entertainers in the world.

But of course, for the Super Bowl to be a success, it needs two teams to slug it out on the pitch. Because no matter how much entertainment there is, ultimately it is all about the football on show.

And one of the teams that have always performed at the Super Bowl is the Dallas Cowboys.

Since their formation, the Cowboys have been competitive. It didn't take long for them to reach their first Super Bowl final or to win one. 

Time and time again, they have been at the forefront of the sport, not only producing legendary players but coaches as well

But just how much do you know about the biggest names in the NFL?

Enough to answer 35 questions?

Well, let's test your Cowboy knowledge and see how well you do!

Good luck, let's hope for a touchdown! 


In what year did the Dallas Cowboys originate?
1960
The Dallas Cowboys first formed in 1960 with team colors of navy, silver and white.
1931
1974
1980

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Who was the driving force behind their formation?
George Preston Marshall
Clint Murchison Jr.
Clint Murchison Jr. was the man behind the Cowboys. He had tried for a few years to form the team, always been blocked by George Preston Marshall. Eventually, his dream happened.
Pete Rozelle
None of the above

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Which conference did the Cowboys join when they first began?
Northern Conference
Southern Conference
Western Conference
They only spent one year in the Western Conference, 1960.
Eastern Conference

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Which conference do the Cowboys now call home?
American Football Conference
American League
National Football Conference
Upon their formation, the Cowboy immediately joined the National Football Conference.
National League

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After joining the above conference, which division did the Cowboys form part of?
NFC West
NFC North
NFC South
NFC East
There are four divisions within the National Football Conference. The Cowboys form part of the Eastern division.

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What is the main image on the Cowboys' logo?
A blue five-pointed star
The Cowboys logo includes the word Cowboys and a blue-five pointed star with a white and blue frame.
A 10-gallon hat
Spurs
A whip

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What is the name of their home stadium?
Lambeau Field
AT&T Stadium
The Cowboys moved to AT&T Stadium in 2009.
Arrowhead Stadium
Lincoln Financial Field

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How many fans does their stadium hold?
101,000
44,000
76,000
85,000
That's a lot of Dallas Cowboy fans!

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Which stadium did the Cowboys play at before that?
Texas Stadium
The Dallas Cowboys played at Texas Stadium from 1971 to 2009. It held 65,675.
Centurylink Stadium
Heinz Field
Metlife Stadium

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How many games did the Cowboys win their first year (1960)?
14
5
10
0
Yes, zero! With a roster of players past their prime or simply not good enough, the Cowboys just could not win.

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Who is the current owner of the Cowboys?
Zygi Wilf
Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones has owned the Dallas Cowboys for close to 30 years. He bought the franchise on February 25, 1989.
Clark Hunt
Terrence Pegula

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What is the name of the team mascot?
Roary
Toro
Rowdy
Rowdy has been the mascot of the Dallas Cowboys since 1996.
Blue

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How many times have the franchise won the NFL's ultimate prize, the Super Bowl?
7
1
5
The Cowboys have won the ultimate prize on no less than five occasions.
8

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When did they win the Super Bowl for the first time?
1961
1971
The Cowboys first won the ultimate prize at Super Bowl VI, defeating the Miami Dolphins 24-3 in New Orleans.
1989
1995

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The Dallas Cowboys last won the Super Bowl in which year?
1995
Its over 20 years since the Cowboys tasted the ultimate victory. In 1995, the franchise won Super Bowl XXX, downing the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17.
2001
1989
1981

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By winning the Super Bowl that year, which record did the Cowboys set?
The first team to win the Superbowl three times in four years
The Cowboys were certainly on a roll during the early part of the 1990's.
The most Super Bowl wins
The biggest winning margin in a Super Bowl
None of the above

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In 2016, Forbes magazine valued the franchise at how much?
$1 million
$99 million
$1 billion
$4 billion
Yes, you read right... $4 billion. This made the the most valuable sports team in the world.

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Which of these is a nickname that the Cowboys go by?
America's Team
The nickname 'America's Team' originated in 1978 after the NFL highlights film in which the narrator used the phrase. It stuck.
The Gunslingers
Super Bowl Certainties
None of the above

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What was the name of their first home field?
Cotton Bowl
The Cowboys played at the Cotton Bowl from 1960 to 1971.
Cowboy Park
Sunset Ridge
None of the above

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Name the legendary Cowboys coach in charge of the team from 1960 to 1988?
Jerry Jones
Tom Landry
Tom Landry lead the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl wins and five NFC championships.
Bill Parcells
None of the above

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How many winning seasons did he coach the Cowboys to?
10 seasons
20 seasons
Between 1966 and 1985, Tom Landry guided the Cowboys to 20 winning seasons. This remains a record in the NFL.
15 seasons
5 seasons

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His influence on the NFL was so great that by 1986, how many head coaches were his former assistants?
1
5
That's an incredible stat. The coaches were Raymond Berry, Mike Ditka, Dan Reeves, John Mackovic, and Gene Stallings.
11
13

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When the Dallas Cowboys won XXVIII in 1993, who did they beat?
New York Giants
Washington Redskins
Buffalo Bills
The Cowboys easily downed the Bills to give them their fourth Super Bowl victory.
Minnesota Vikings

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Do you know the score the Dallas Cowboys won XXVIII in 1993?
30-13
The Cowboys won 30-13. After trailing 13-6 at half-time, they scored 24 points in the final two quarters to run away with the game.
17-14
18-15
11-7

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How many times has the Cowboys appeared in the Super Bowl final?
10
8
The Cowboys have appeared in 8 Super Bowl finals in 1971, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1993, 1994, and 1995.
6
3

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How much revenue did the Cowboys generate in 2014, a national record?
$250 million
$100 million
$620 million
That's an astonishing amount of money for a sport team to generate.
$15 million

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Can you tell us another nickname that the Cowboys are known by?
Super Bowl Certainties
The Gunslingers
Doomsday Defense
The Cowboys have always prided themselves on their defense and very early on, picked up the nickname.
None of the above

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Who is currently the head coach of the Cowboys?
Pat Shurmur
Jason Garrett
Jason Garrett was first appointed interim coach of the Cowboys in 2010. He was given the full time position in 2011.
Steve Wilks
Matt Nagy

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Which of these teams IS a major rival of the Cowboys?
Minnesota Vikings
Washington Redskins
The rivalry between the Cowboys and the Redskins is huge and it started right at the beginning. It was Redskins owner, George Preston Marshall who kept on opposing the formation of the team before 1960.
New England Patriots
Seattle Seahawks

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Which of these teams IS NOT a major rival of the Cowboys?
Washington Redskins
Philadelphia Eagles
New York Giants
Denver Broncos
The Redskins, Eagles and Giants are all major rivals of the Redskins. The Broncos are not at that level... yet.

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Name the Cowboys quaterback who played between 1989 and 2000 and is a member of NFL Hall of Fame.
Troy Aitken
Troy Aitken was a Dallas Cowboys legend. He played for the franchise from 1989 to 2000, leading the team to three Super Bowls.
Brett Favre
Johnny Unitas
Frank Tarkenton

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What were the Dallas Cowboys first known as?
Dallas Steers
The first name for the Dallas franchise was the Dallas Steers. They then became the Dallas Rangers but the name was changed to the Cowboys as the Rangers name already was used by the Dallas baseball team.
Dallas Knights
Dallas Templars
None of the above

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The Cowboys are responsible for an incredible Super Bowl record. What is it?
The least points conceded in a final
In Super Bowl VI, the Cowboys dominated the Miami Dolphins and only conceded three points in the whole match. This is a record that still stands today.
The most Super Bowl wins
The most Super Bowl losses
None of the above

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In 1982, Troy Dorset of the Cowboys had the longest run in NFL history. How long was it?
74 yards
88 yards
99 yards
99 yards! That's incredible. And the Cowboys only had 10 players on the field at the time with Ron Springs injured at the time.
52 yards

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The Dallas Cowboys joined their current league, the NFL East in what year?
1955
1960
1970
After time in the Western Conference, Eastern Conference and Capital Division, the Cowboys joined the National Football Conference's NFL East in 1970.
2016

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You Got:
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