The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) East division.They are headquartered in Valley Ranch in Irving, Texas; the headquarters will move to Frisco, Texas in 2016.
The Cowboys' streak of 190 consecutive sold-out regular and post-season games (home and away) began in 2002.
The franchise shares the record for most Super Bowl appearances (8) with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, and the Denver Broncos, corresponding to most NFC championships (8).
The Cowboys won five (5) of those Super Bowl appearances, tying them with their NFC rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, both are second to Pittsburgh's record six Super Bowl championships.
The Cowboys are the only NFL team to record 20 straight winning seasons (1966–85), in which they only missed the playoffs twice (19), an NFL record that remains unchallenged. had been trying to get an NFL expansion team in Dallas (as was Lamar Hunt – who ended up with an AFL franchise), but George Preston Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, had a monopoly in the South.
In 2015, the Dallas Cowboys became the first sports team to be valued at $4 billion, making it the most valuable sports team in the world, according to Forbes. Murchison had tried to purchase the Washington Redskins from Marshall in 1958.
Prior to the formation of the Dallas Cowboys, there had not been an NFL team south of Washington, D. An agreement was struck, but as the deal was about to be finalized, Marshall called for a change in terms.
This infuriated Murchison and he called off the deal.
Marshall then opposed any franchise for Murchison in Dallas.
Since NFL expansion needed unanimous approval from team owners at that time, Marshall's position would prevent Murchison from joining the league.