The First Official Dallas Cowboys Historian

BallHype – The First Official Dallas Cowboys Historian Here is a trivia question that I bet nobody could answer: who was the first official historian of the Dallas Cowboys? For the answer, check out this story from May 28, 1961: Teen-Ager Named Cowboy Historian May 28, 1961 Judith McKinna, a 16-year-old National Football League fan, […]

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What Happens to NFL Dynasties

As we all know very well, the Cowboys are in the middle of an era the follows its dynasty of the 1990s. And as we all know, the time that has passed since the team’s last title in 1995 seems like an eternity. The bad news: the time that elapses between dynasties and subsequent championships […]

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Cowboy Assistants with Prior Head Coaching Experience

One of the big news items this week is that the Cowboys hired Dave Campo to serve as secondary coach. I’ve always wondered: how exactly could Campo have played defensive back at Central Connecticut State when he stands at somewhere around 5’4″? Anyway, Campo’s defenses in the 1990s were solid, thanks largely to the unit’s […]

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Classic Cowboys Fact: The Cowboys Didn’t Always Wear White at Home

Here is some obscure trivia (also posted on the Classic Cowboys forum): Contrary to what I believed, the Cowboys did not always wear white for their home games. Below is a shot from the very first game in franchise history, a 35-28 loss to Pittsburgh at the Cotton Bowl. #87 is DE Nate Borden and […]

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Team Rushing: Tying a Fairly Obscure Record

Here is a stat you may or may not have noticed: only six members of the Cowboys recorded rushing attempts in 2007. This includes quarterbacks Tony Romo and Brad Johnson. This ties a mark set in 1962, when the following players recorded rushes in a 14-game season: Don Perkins, Amos Marsh, Amos Bullocks, Don Meredith, […]

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Dallas Cowboys in the Playoff Bowl

I could hardly bring myself to watch the Giants/Packers game on Sunday, and I do not take much comfort in the fact that the team that beat Dallas is the one going to the Super Bowl. I am instead focusing on some history that may be obscure to some: the old Playoff Bowl (Bert Bell […]

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Dallas Cowboys vs. Eventual Super Bowl Winners, 2007 Update

Last year I ran a piece about how the Cowboys performed against eventual NFL/Super Bowl champions. Including Indianapolis in 2006 and including the pre-Super Bowl years, Dallas is 6-19 against eventual champions during the regular season. If New England beats the Giants, the record will fall to 6-20. If the Giants somehow win, then the […]

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A Short History of Cowboys’ Offensive Coordinators

Now that Jason Garrett is going to be here a while, seems like a good time to provide a summary of the offensive coordinators in team history. This is not as extensive of a list as it may seem, for one man ran the offense for most of the first 29 years. Tom Landry (1960-1988) […]

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Some Historical Perspective, or Lack Thereof

Lots of people are still trying to make sense of the 21-17 loss to the Giants yesterday, and I am not going to make much of an effort to do it myself. This post instead is an effort to try to put this loss into historical context, and that will be tough because never in […]

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Dallas Cowboys Playoff Facts and Trivia: More Than You Could Possibly Want, Part 4 (2003-present)

This is the fourth post in a short series regarding the Dallas Cowboys’ playoff history. Below is a listing of the different “eras” covered: 1. 1966-1973: Click here. 2A. 1975-1979: Click here. 2B. 1980-1985: Click here. 3. 1991-1999: Click here. 4. 2003-present: See below. As you might suspect, this part of the series is pretty […]

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