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The Dallas Cowboys joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1960, and are based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Cowboys are often referred to as "America's Team" due to their huge popularity and following. The team's national following might best be represented by its NFL record of consecutive sell-outs. The Cowboys' streak of 190 consecutive sold-out regular and post-season games (home and away) began in 2002. The franchise has made it to the Super Bowl eight times, tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Denver Broncos for second most Super Bowl appearances in history, just behind the New England Patriots record nine Super Bowl appearances.

Few people could have predicted or expected the excellent season the 'Boys had last year when franchise QB Tony Romo got injured at the beginning of the season. The reigns were left to 4th round rookie QB Dak Prescott, and boy did he exceed expectations. Dak prescott and fellow rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott led this team to an incredible 13-3 season, and only narrowly went home in a heartbreaking playoff loss to the Packers. Romo has now retired for the commentary booth, so this team is very much in Dak's hands now. If he can replicate his Rookie of the Year form, then there's plenty of hope that this franchise can go even further this time around.

Roster

Head Coach: Jason Garrett

Some regression should be expected from the Cowboys after last season's 13-3 campaign. How much remains in question. At the moment, Dallas' star running back Ezekiel Elliott's future remains up in the air, with him facing a possible suspension. More responsibility will fall on quarterback Dak Prescott as a result. Dallas is still dominant up front and loaded at the skill positions, though. As long as a reworked defence holds up and plays at or above last year's level, the Cowboys will be contenders for a second straight division title.

OFFENCE

Dallas has as much firepower on offence as any team in the league, having finished in the top 10 for yards, points and best of all, 2nd overall in rushing. The rushing attack was brilliant thanks largely to rookie sensation Ezekiel Elliott running behind the best offensive line in football, dubbed "The Great Wall of Dallas". If Elliott will miss any significant playing time, then the burden will fall on Dak to produce even more. He has plenty of weapons to aim at, specifically Cowboys legend Jason Witten, and top 5 receiving superstar Dez Bryant.

DEFENCE

Dallas has the league's best rushing defence last year, and a top 5 defence in points allowed. That was thanks largely for how long the Cowboys offence had time of possession, keeping the other team's offence waiting on the bench. This time around the Dallas D needs to improve their secondary as they only finished 26th in pass defence. They have a future great pass rusher in Demarcus Lawrence, and linebackers Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith suring things up in the middle. But all eyes will be on the secondary to see if they can improve their game.

MVP

Ezekiel Elliott, RB

Many felt that although Dak Prescott won offensive rookie of the year, Ezekiel 'Zeke' Elliott was in fact the better player. Without Zeke taking the pressure off Dak with all of his amazing runs, then there's no way Dak would have had the same production he had. Elliott led the league in rushing, an incredible feat considering he was just a rookie.

A lot will be expected from Elliott this time around, but there's still a big question mark surrounding his future, as he's facing a possible suspension. With the uncertainty looming around Zeke's availabilty, one has to wonder how productive he can be. As long as Zeke plays, he's the Cowboys most important player. His runs open up so many options to this attack, from controlling the clock, to taking pressure of Dak, but most importantly the danger of knowing Zeke can take it to the house on any given play.

Other notable players: QB - Dak Prescott. TE - Jason Witten. WR - Dez Bryant. T - Tyron Smith. DE - Demarcus Lawrence. LB - Sean Lee. LB - Jaylon Smith.

Uniforms

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AT&T Stadium

AT&T Stadium is a retractable roof stadium opened in 2009, and is located 18 miles west of Dallas, in Arlington, Texas. It's often referred to as "Jerry World" after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who originally envisioned it as a large entertainment mecca. It also has the world's 24th largest HD video screen, which hangs from the ceiling.

Capacity: 80,000

Dallas

State: Texas

Population: 1,317,929

Dallas, a modern metropolis in north Texas, is a commercial and cultural hub of the region. Downtown’s Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. In the Arts District, the Dallas Museum of Art and the Crow Collection of Asian Art cover thousands of years of art. The sleek Nasher Sculpture Center showcases contemporary sculpture.

Records

Super Bowls

1971
(VI)

1977
(XII)

1992
(XXVII)

1993
(XXVIII)

1995
(XXX)

Conference Champions

NFL Eastern - 2

NFC Champions - 8

Division Champions

NFL Capitol - 3

NFC East - 19

Playoff Appearances - 32

All Time Record

(Since end of 2016 Season)

Regular Season

Wins: 493 Losses: 367 Ties: 6

Post Season

Wins: 34 Losses: 27

Total

Wins: 527 Losses: 394 Ties: 6

Hall of Famers - 16

Bob Lilly, DT - Class of 1980

Roger Staubach - Class of 1985

Tom Landry, Coach - Class of 1990

Tex Schramm, Contributor - Class of 1991

Tony Dorsett, RB - Class of 1994

Randy White, DT - Class of 1994

Mel Renfro, CB/S - Class of 1996

Troy Aikman, QB - Class of 2006

Rayfield Wright, T - Class of 2006

Michael Irvin, WR - Class of 2007

Bob Hayes, WR - Class of 2009

Emmit Smith, RB - Class of 2010

Deion Sanders, CB/KR - Class of 2011

Larry Allen, G/T - Class of 2013

Charles Haley, DE/LB - Class of 2015

Jerry Jones, Owner/GM - Class of 2017

DIVISION

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