NFL Football: Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl Wins
The Dallas Cowboys are one of the most prestigious franchises in the National Football League. Ever since their inception, they have been a playoff staple and have attracted a rabid fan base. As of 2023, they are the most valuable NFL franchise with a evaluation of $9.2 Billion according to CBS Sports. A lot of this value comes from their playoff prowess and many championships
How many Super Bowls have the Cowboys won?
The Dallas Cowboys have won five Super Bowls. Most recently, the Cowboys won Super Bowl XXX in the 1995 season. The Cowboys have played in eight Super Bowls. They lost Super Bowl V to the Baltimore Ravens, and both Super Bowl X and XIII to the Pittsburgh Steelers led by Terry Bradshaw.
When was the Cowboys first Super Bowl win?
Super Bowl VI (1971 season) - Dallas Cowboys 24, Miami Dolphins 3.
The Cowboys' first Super Bowl win was Super Bowl VI which was played on January 16, 1972 at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. Quarterback Roger Staubach was named Super Bowl MVP in his first season as starter for the Cowboys. The other star of the show was the Cowboys "Doomsday Defense" which became the first defense to not allow a touchdown in the Super Bowl. This feat would be unmatched until Super Bowl LIII when the Patriots beat the Rams. This win would help to cement Staubach as one of the best QB's of the seventies and would avenge the Cowboys loss in the previous Super Bowl.
What other Super Bowls did the Cowboys win?
Super Bowl XII (1977 season) - Dallas Cowboys 27, Denver Broncos 10.
After five seasons and a brutal Super Bowl loss to the Steelers two years prior, the Cowboys went back on top in 1978 at Super Bowl XII in the Louisiana Superdome. Roger Staubach and the Doomsday defense dominated yet again, this time against the Denver Broncos. Defensive linemen Randy White and Harvey Martin were named co-MVPs, which was the first time multiple players won the award.
The game would pit former Cowboys QB Craig Morton against the man who replaced him Roger Staubach. Morton would be thoroughly embarrassed by the Cowboys defense, throwing four interceptions and completing only four passes. This gave the Cowboys their second Super Bowl win with both occurring in blowout fashion. However, it would be many years until the Cowboys would win another.
Super Bowl XXVII (1992 season) - Dallas Cowboys 52, Buffalo Bills 17.
The Jerry Jones Era started with a bang as he drafted UCLA star Troy Aikman, fired long time coach Landry Jones for Jimmie Johnson and traded star RB Herschel Walker. These changes would all work swimmingly as they would win a Super Bowl within four years of him taking over as Owner.
This game took place on January 31, 1993 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Quarterback Troy Aikman won the Super Bowl MVP award after throwing 4 touchdowns. They faced the Buffalo Bills who had lost the previous two Super Bowls. The Cowboys would dominate the Bills the whole game as they forced a record nine turnovers. Meanwhile Aikman would throw for 273 yards while Emmitt Smith rushed for 108 and a touchdown.
Super Bowl XXVIII (1993 season) - Dallas Cowboys 30, Buffalo Bills 13.
The Cowboys became the first team to win Super Bowls in consecutive seasons since the early 1990s 49ers. They faced the Bills who failed to avenge three straight Super Bowl losses. The game was played on January 30, 1994 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Emmitt Smith won Super Bowl MVP after rushing for 132 yards and two touchdowns. The Cowboys trailed 13-6 and the half but would shut out the Bills in the second half and score 24 points. One of those was a fumble recovery by Safety James Washington for a touchdown.
Super Bowl XXX (1995 Season) -Dallas Cowboys 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 13.
The final Cowboys Super Bowl win would come against long time rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers. After facing off in Super Bowl X and XIII, both teams looked to tie the 49ers record then record of five Super Bowl wins. However, it would be the Cowboys who would be victorious thanks to two second half interceptions from Super Bowl MVP and Cornerback Larry Brown. The Cowboys offensive big three of Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman, and Emmitt Smith would also combine for 331 total yards.
The Cowboys dynasty would come to a shocking end after this victory due to a myriad of reasons. Jimmie Johnson would resign from the Cowboys after the 1993 season due to friction with Jerry Jones. Star tackle Leon Lett and Michael Irvin would have to deal with narcotics related suspensions in 1996. Instability would lead to multiple coach firings in the late ninetys and concussions would force franchise QB Troy Aikman to retire in the year 2000.
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