The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex that plies its trade in the National Football League (NFL). As a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division, the team is currently headed by Mike McCarthy. The Cowboys has its headquarters in Frisco, Texas, and play its home games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
As popular as they are, the team joined the NFL in the year 1960 and according to Forbes, the Dallas Cowboys became the first sports team to be valued at $4 billion, making it the most valuable sports team in the world.
Lots of fans and football fanatics are keen on knowing the real founders of their favourite team – in this article we would get to know the people behind the origination of the Dallas Cowboys.
Who Are The Founders of Dallas Cowboys?
Clint Murchison, Jr., John D. Murchison, along with minority shareholders, Toddie Lee and Bedford Wynne (Director and Secretary), and William R. are said to be the founders of the Dallas Cowboys. The team which was founded in 1960 was first known as the Dallas Steers, then the Dallas Rangers. But, on second thought, the founders announced a new name (Cowboys) for the team to avoid confusion with the American Association Dallas Rangers baseball team.
As part of plans to make the team greater, the new owners recruited former Los Angeles Rams general manager Tex Schramm as president and general manager and named Gil Brandt as player personnel director, and New York Giants defensive coordinator Tom Landry as head coach.
The team had challenges for about four years when they first began to play in the NFL but experienced their first victory in 1965 when they went 7–7, achieving a .500 record for the first time.
In 1966, the Cowboys posted their first winning season, completing on the Eastern Conference with a 10-3-1 record. Dallas sent eight players to the Pro Bowl, including Howley, Meredith, Perkins, and future Pro Football Hall of Fame individuals Hayes, Lilly, and Renfro.
In their very first postseason appearance, the Cowboys confronted the Green Bay Packers in the 1966 NFL Championship Game, with an outing to the very first Super Bowl on the line. Green Bay crushed Dallas 34-27 by halting the Cowboys on an objective line remain with 28 seconds remaining and proceeded to win Super Bowl I 35-10 against the Kansas City Chiefs.