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The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). They are based in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas. The team currently plays their home games at Texas Stadium in Irving, but they are scheduled to move to a new stadium in nearby Arlington in 2009.[1] The Cowboys joined the NFL as a 1960 expansion team.[2] The team's national following might best be represented by its NFL record of consecutive games in front of sold out stadiums. The Cowboys' streak of 160 sold-out regular and post-season games began in 1990, and included 79 straight sellouts at their home, Texas Stadium, and 81 straight sell-outs on the road.[3] An…show more content…
In 1959 the AFL formed and included a team named the Dallas Texans. Texas multimillionaire Clint Murchison, Jr, owned this team. He then hired Texas “Tex” Schramm, to run his team. The Dallas Texans’ team was built with free agents and acquired players because the 1960 NFL college draft had already taken place and the new head coach Tom Landry was hired. (Italia 6). With the team starting to be built, January 28, 1960, the NFL voted to award a franchise to the Dallas Texans’ owner (Italia 7). The team then finished organizing and hired a staff. In March of 1960, their name was changed to the Dallas Cowboys (Italia 8). I had never known the beginning of this team and it sparked my curiosity to research further. “Tom Landry knew right away that he was in trouble” (Savage 31). The expansion team of 1960 was created with rejects from other NFL teams. The players who were sent to Dallas were the worst three players from each team (Savage 31). “When Landry got his first look at the motley squad, he had one thought. “ It was just a matter of time “Landry said, “before I’d be

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