When was the last time the Dallas Cowboys won a Super Bowl? How many rings have they won?
In the 2023 National Football League season, the Dallas Cowboys finished with a record of 12-5-0, clinching the NFC East, ahead of the Eagles.
The Cowboys have been dominating lately with their offensive play, scoring the highest average of 29.9 points per game (PPG) in the league. Not only that, but the team’s defense has also been remarkable, holding opponents to an impressive 18.5 PPG.. This season, like the previous one, the Cowboy’s defense has been a force to be reckoned with, contributing significantly to their success allowing an average of 299.7 yards per game (5th place).
Regarding offensive performance, the Cowboys rank 5th in the NFL with an average of 371.6 yards per game. This indicates that the Cowboys have a balanced offensive approach, combining both passing and rushing.
The Cowboys have been performing exceptionally well in the passing game, with an impressive average of 258.6 passing yards per game, placing them in 3rd position in the league. Jerry Jones’ team has an excellent chance to get through the Wild Card game against the Packers and take a step in the right direction toward their goal of reaching the Super Bowl.
When was the last time the Cowboys won a playoff game?
In the 2023 NFL playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys won their first road playoff game since 1992 and ended their winless streak against Tom Brady in the wild-card round. However, they lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round, marking their seventh consecutive defeat.
When was the last time the Cowboys won a road playoff game?
The Cowboys hadn’t won a road playoff game since the 1992 season when they defeated the 49ers 30-20.
When was the last time the Cowboys won a Super Bowl?
Dallas last made it to the Super Bowl in the 1995-1996 season.
The Cowboys clinched their spot in Super Bowl 30 after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in the Divisional Round and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC title game. They then faced the Pittsburgh Steelers and ended up winning the game 27-17.
Let’s look back even further to The Cowboys’ first-ever Super Bowl appearance. Dallas joined the NFL in 1960 as an expansion team under head coach Tom Landry. They were off to a rough start as they had losing seasons through the first five years. But once they started gaining some traction, they were unstoppable.
Super Bowl V: 1971, vs Baltimore Colts (loss) 11 years after joining the NFL, in 1971, the Cowboys made their first Super Bowl appearance against the Baltimore (now Indianapolis) Colts. The Cowboys lost with a score of 16-13, with the last Colts field goal winning it with five seconds left. Strangely enough, though the Cowboys lost, a member of their team, Chuck Howley, won the Most Valuable Player Award. He, a linebacker, was also the first player who wasn’t a quarterback to win the award.
Super Bowl VI: 1972, vs Miami Dolphins (win) One year later, in 1972, the Cowboys saw their first Super Bowl victory. They played the Miami Dolphins and held them to 185 yards and not a single touchdown in an epic 24-3 defeat. Meanwhile, the Cowboys had a record of 252 rushing yards. This was the era of Roger Staubach, Chuck Howley, and Duane Thomas.
Super Bowl X: 1976, vs Pittsburgh Steelers (loss) The Cowboys lost this one 21-17 to the Steelers, the first team ever to win back-to-back Super Bowls. The Steelers were losing by 3 in the final quarter but rallied to score 14 more points, with Dallas scoring only one more touchdown late in the game.
Super Bowl XII: 1978, vs Denver Broncos (win)This particular Super Bowl was the most-watched of all Cowboys Super Bowls, with over 100 million fans watching both at home and in front of a sold-out stadium. Perhaps this was because it was the first Super Bowl ever to be played in prime time in the Eastern US, or it was just because Staubach and Company were so fun to watch. It was a defense-dominant Cowboys team that forced eight turnovers and allowed only eight pass completions and 61 yards to the Broncos, which helped the Cowboys to the 27-10 victory over the Denver Broncos.
Super Bowl XIII: 1979, vs Pittsburgh Steelers (loss)This was an exciting Super Bowl for a few reasons. The Cowboys had an opportunity for a rematch after losing to the Steelers three years earlier, and both teams were looking to be the first to win a third Super Bowl. It was also the only Super Bowl featuring both teams, which had won two Super Bowls in that decade. Ultimately, the Cowboys lost in a close game, 35-31. There were 11 players on that Cowboys team who ended up in the Hall of Fame.
Super Bowl XXVII: 1993, vs Buffalo Bills (win)Here is where we get to the huge win streak. The 90s were a big time for the Dallas Cowboys. This game, in particular, was the biggest win the Cowboys ever had, with a 52-17 defeat over the Bills. We saw four touchdown passes from Troy Aikman and 108 rushing yards by Emmitt Smith, and this Cowboys team just made it look like a walk in the park.
Super Bowl XXVVIII: 1994, vs Buffalo Bills (win)The Cowboys and Bills rematch just one year later ended with a second consecutive Super Bowl victory for the Boys, 30-13 over the Bills. Again, the Cowboys just waltzed in and danced around the Bills, with Emmitt Smith rushing for 132 yards and two touchdowns.
Super Bowl XXX: 1996, vs Pittsburgh Steelers (win)Things were heating up for the Cowboys in this decade. They took an early lead over the Steelers, with Troy Aikman, Jay Novacek, and Chris Boniol helping to gain an early 13-to-zip lead. Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin could not be stopped, and in the end, the Cowboys finally got their victory revenge over the Steelers, 27 to 17.
Who knew that would be the last time we’d see a Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl for over two decades? Yet, fans still believe they will get there again and soon.
America’s Team looks more like Super Bowl contenders than they have in a while. Good enough for a Super Bowl run? Only time will tell.