Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl:
In the fifty-six years since their introduction, the Dallas Cowboys have appeared in 31 playoffs and eight Super Bowls championships, winning five of the Super Bowl games. They are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Denver Broncos and New England Patriots for the most Super Bowl appearances. Their five wins put them in second place, only behind Pittsburgh’s record six wins. The Cowboys’ are tied for second place with their main rivals, the San Francisco 49ers. The Cowboys won Super Bowl championships in the NFL seasons of 1971, 1977, 1992, 1993 and 1995.
Super Bowl VI
Dallas’s first win came in the1971 season, in New Orleans, Louisiana. On January 16, 1972, they defeated the Miami Dolphins by a score of 26 to 13. Quarterback Roger Staubach was voted Most Valuable Player (MVP). Over 81,000 people attended the game, but it was not shown on TV in Louisiana, due to the NFL’s unconditional blackout rule. At the time, the Super Bowl could not be broadcast locally even if the local team did not advance to the Super Bowl. The rule was changed the next year to allow games to be broadcast in the local market if it was sold out 72 hours in advance.
Super Bowl XII
Their second win came on January 15, 1978, again in New Orleans. The Cowboys beat the Denver Broncos with 27 points to 10 points. Defensive tackle Randy White and defensive end Harvey Martin tied for MVP. This was the first and only time two players have won the honor of MVP. Approximately 79 million viewers watched the game on TV. It was the first time a Super Bowl was played during television’s “prime time”.
Back to Back Wins
In the 1992 and 1993seasons, the Cowboys won back to back Super Bowl championships. Super Bowl XXVII was held at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California on January 31, 1993. The Cowboys overpowered the Buffalo Bills by a score of 52 to 17. Quarterback Troy Aikman was voted the MVP. The next year, the Cowboys again defeated the Bills, this time by a score of thirty to thirteen. This Super Bowl (XXVIII) was held in Atlanta, Georgia. Future Hall of Famer running back Emmitt Smith was voted MVP. Super Bowl XXVIII was played on January 30, 1994, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Super Bowl XXX
Their last win was in 1995, Super Bowl XXX. The Cowboys outscored the Steelers 27 to 17 points, and cornerback Larry Brown was voted the MVP. This was the first ever Super Bowl to be played in Tempe, Arizona.
Before Super Bowl XXX, the Cowboys, and the Steelers had each won four Super Bowl championships, and were trying to tie the 49ers for the most wins. It was the third time the Cowboys and Steelers had faced each other in a Super Bowl game. With this win, the Cowboys became the first team to win three Super Bowls in four years. It was Pittsburgh’s first Super Bowl loss ever. Larry Brown’s MVP nomination was the first for a cornerback. Over 95 million people in the United States watched Super Bowl XXX.
They are one of the most popular and winningest team in NFL history. Financially, they are the most valuable sports team in the world, valued at $4 billion. The Dallas Cowboys are sometimes called “America’s Team.”