Die Dallas Cowboys stecken in der NFL in einer Krise, die offenbar auch an Teambesitzer Jerry Jones nicht spurlos vorbeigeht. In einem. Der Teambesitzer der Dallas Cowboys beleidigte einen Radiomoderator, weil dieser ihn auf sein Team ansprach. Hier im Bild: Jerry Jones. Der Besitzer der Dallas Cowboys hat sich dem Protest gegen Donald Trump nach der Attacke des US-Präsidenten auf die Football-Profiliga NFL angeschlossen.
Ärger in NFL um Dallas-Cowboys-Besitzer Jerry JonesDer Teambesitzer der Dallas Cowboys beleidigte einen Radiomoderator, weil dieser ihn auf sein Team ansprach. Hier im Bild: Jerry Jones. Der «Sheriff» der Cowboys: Dallas-Cowboys-Besitzer Jerry Jones. (Bild: Kohjiro Kinno/Getty (Oxnard, Juli )). Der Besitzer des teuersten. Jerrel Wayne „Jerry“ Jones (* Oktober in Los Angeles) ist der.
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South Carolina State. Awuzie Chidobe Awuzie. Hard times came for the organization as they went 7—9 in , 7—8 in , and 3—13 in During this time period Bright became disenchanted with the team.
During the savings and loan crisis , the team and Mr. During an embarrassing home loss to Atlanta in , Bright told the media that he was "horrified" at coach Tom Landry 's play calling.
Bright to sell the Cowboys to Jerry Jones on February 25, Jones immediately fired Tom Landry, the only head coach in franchise history, replacing him with University of Miami head coach Jimmy Johnson , who was also Jerry Jones' teammate at the University of Arkansas as a fellow defensive lineman and Michael Irvin was under his tutelage in college.
Later that same year, they would trade veteran running back Herschel Walker to the Minnesota Vikings for five veteran players and eight draft choices.
Although the Cowboys finished the season with a 1—15 record, their worst in almost 30 years, "The Trade" later allowed Dallas to draft a number of impact players to rebuild the team.
Johnson quickly returned the Cowboys to the NFL's elite. Skillful drafts added fullback Daryl Johnston and center Mark Stepnoski in , running back Emmitt Smith in , defensive tackle Russell Maryland and offensive tackle Erik Williams in , and safety Darren Woodson in Things started to look up for the franchise in They went 2—7 in their next 9 games but won 4 of their last 6 games to finish the season with a 4th place 7—9 record.
Coming into the Cowboys replaced offensive coordinator Dave Shula with Norv Turner ; the Cowboys raced to a 6—5 start, then defeated the previously-unbeaten Redskins despite injury to Troy Aikman.
Backup Steve Beuerlein took over and the Cowboys finished 11—5. In the Wild Card round they defeated the Bears 17—13 for the Cowboys first playoff win since In the Divisional round their season ended in a 38—6 playoff rout by the Lions.
In Dallas set a team record for regular season wins with a 13—3 mark. They started off the season by defeating the defending Super Bowl champion Redskins 23— Going into the playoffs as the number 2 seed they had a first round bye before facing division rival the Philadelphia Eagles.
They were pitted against the San Francisco 49ers, the number 1 seed. On January 17, the Cowboys went to Candlestick Park and defeated the 49ers 30—20 to clinch their first Super Bowl berth since Johnson became the first coach to claim a national championship in college football and a Super Bowl victory in professional football.
Dallas finished the regular season 12—4 as the number 1 seed of the NFC. They defeated the Green Bay Packers 27—17 in the divisional round.
The Cowboys finished 12—4 in They once again clinched a first round bye and defeated Green Bay 35—9 in the Divisional Round.
Emmitt Smith set an NFL record with 25 rushing touchdowns that season. They ended the season 12—4 and went into the playoffs as the number 1 seed.
Switzer joined Johnson as the only coaches to win a college football national championship and a Super Bowl.
The glory days of the Cowboys were again beginning to dim as free agency, age, and injuries began taking their toll. Star receiver Michael Irvin was suspended by the league for the first five games of following a drug-related arrest; he came back after the Cowboys started the season 2—3.
They defeated Minnesota 40—15 in the Wild Card round but were eliminated in the Divisional round of the playoffs 26—17 by the Carolina Panthers.
The Cowboys went 6—10 in including losing their last 6 games of the season , with discipline and off-field problems becoming major distractions.
Gailey led the team to two playoff appearances with a 10—6 record in and an NFC East championship, but the Cowboys were defeated in the playoffs by the Arizona Cardinals 20—7.
In Dallas went 8—8 during which Irvin suffered a career-ending spinal injury in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles ending in another playoff loss this time to the Minnesota Vikings 27— Gailey was fired and became the first Cowboys coach who did not take the team to a Super Bowl.
Defensive coordinator Dave Campo was promoted to head coach for the season. Prior to the season starting cornerback Deion Sanders was released after 5 seasons with the team.
He later signed with division rival Washington. In Week 1, they were blown out 41—14 by Philadelphia.
That game was very costly when veteran quarterback Troy Aikman suffered a serious concussion which ultimately ended his career. The Cowboys finished the season in 4th place with a 5—11 record.
The only highlights of were Emmitt Smith having his 10th consecutive 1, yard rushing season and a season sweep over the Redskins. Prior to the season starting Aikman was released from the team and he retired due to the concussions he had received.
Banks had been a starter for half of the season the previous year for the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens before being benched.
Jones also drafted QB Quincy Carter in the second round of that year's draft, and Banks was released during the preseason. Ryan Leaf , Anthony Wright , and Clint Stoerner all competed for the quarterback position that season.
Dallas again finished at 5—11, last place in the NFC East, but they swept the Redskins for the 4th consecutive season.
Prior to the season Dallas drafted safety Roy Williams with the 8th overall pick. The season started out low as the Cowboys lost to the expansion Houston Texans 19—10 on Week 1.
By far the highlight of was on October 28, when during a home game against the Seattle Seahawks , Emmitt Smith broke the all-time NFL rushing record previously held by Walter Payton.
Their Thanksgiving Day win over the Redskins was their 10th consecutive win against Washington. However, that was their final win of Dallas lost their next 4 games to finish with another last place 5—11 record.
The losing streak was punctuated with a Week 17 20—14 loss against Washington. That game was Smith's last game as a Cowboys player: he was released during the offseason.
Campo was immediately fired as head coach at the conclusion of the season. Jones then lured Bill Parcells out of retirement to coach the Cowboys.
The Cowboys became the surprise team of the season getting off to a hot 7—2 start, but went 3—4 for the rest of the season.
They were able to grab the second NFC wild card spot with a 10—6 record but lost in the Wild Card round to eventual conference champion Carolina Panthers, 29— In Dallas was unable to replicate their success, and ended 6— Dallas got off to a hot 7—3 start for the season but ended up in 3rd place with a 9—7 record.
Prior to the beginning of that season, they signed veteran Drew Bledsoe as starting quarterback. Prior to the season they signed free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens who was talented yet controversial.
During a week 7 matchup against the Giants, Bledsoe, who had been struggling since the start of the season, was pulled from the game and was replaced by backup Tony Romo.
Romo was unable to salvage that game and Dallas lost 38— However, Romo was named the starter for the team and went 5—1 in his first 6 games.
Dallas ended the season with a 9—7 2nd-place finish. They were able to clinch the number 5 playoff seed. They traveled to play Seattle where the Seahawks won 21— After the season Parcells retired and was replaced by Wade Phillips.
Dallas started the season with a bang, winning their first five games. They won 12 of their first 13 games, with their only loss during that span being to New England , who went undefeated that season.
Despite dropping two of their last three regular season games, the Cowboys clinched their first number 1 NFC seed in 12 years, which also granted them a first round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
In the tumultuous season, the Cowboys started off strong, going 3—0 for the second straight year, en route to a 4—1 start.
However, things soon went downhill from there, after quarterback Tony Romo suffered a broken pinkie in an overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals.
With Brad Johnson and Brooks Bollinger playing as backups, Dallas went 1—2 during a three-game stretch. Romo's return showed promise, as Dallas went 3—0.
However, injuries mounted during the season, with the team losing several starters for the year, such as Kyle Kosier , Felix Jones , safety Roy Williams , punter Mat McBriar , and several other starters playing with injuries.
They failed to make the playoffs after losing at Philadelphia in the final regular season game which saw the Eagles reach the playoffs instead.
On May 2, , the Dallas Cowboys' practice facility collapsed during a wind storm. The collapse left twelve Cowboys players and coaches injured.
The most serious injuries were special teams coach Joe DeCamillis , who suffered fractured cervical vertebrae and had surgery to stabilize fractured vertebrae in his neck, and Rich Behm , the team's year-old scouting assistant, who was permanently paralyzed from the waist down after his spine was severed.
The season started positively with a road win against Tampa Bay, but fortunes quickly changed as Dallas fell to a 2—2 start. In week five, with starting wide receiver Roy Williams sidelined by injury, receiver Miles Austin got his first start of the season and had a record setting day yards receiving and 2 touchdowns to help lead Dallas to an overtime win over Kansas City.
Following their bye week , they went on a three-game winning streak including wins over Atlanta and NFC East division rival Philadelphia.
Despite entering December with a record of 8—3, they lost their slim grip on 1st place in the division with losses to the New York Giants and San Diego.
Talks of past December collapses resurfaced, and another collapse in seemed validated. However, the team surged in the final three weeks of the season with a 24—17 victory at the Superdome, ending New Orleans' previously unbeaten season in week For the first time in franchise history, they posted back-to-back shutouts when they beat division rivals Washington 17—0 and Philadelphia 24—0 to end the season.
Six days later, in the wild-card round of the playoffs, Dallas played the Eagles in a rematch of week The Cowboys defeated the Eagles for the first Cowboys' post-season win since the season, ending a streak of six consecutive NFL post-season losses.
Dallas ended their playoff run after a hard divisional playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings. After beginning the season at 1—7, Phillips was fired as head coach and was replaced by offensive coordinator Jason Garrett as the interim head coach.
The Cowboys held the lead through most of the game, until a fumble, blocked punt, and interception led to the Jets coming back to win the game.
In week 2 the Cowboys traveled to San Francisco to play the 49ers. In the middle of the 2nd quarter, while the Cowboys trailed 10—7, Tony Romo suffered a rib injury and was replaced by Jon Kitna.
Kitna threw 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions until Romo returned in the 3rd quarter as Dallas trailed 17—7. Romo then threw 3 touchdown passes to Miles Austin as the Cowboys rallied to send the game into overtime.
On their opening possession after a 49ers punt, Romo found wide receiver Jesse Holley on a yard pass, which set up the game-winning field goal by rookie kicker Dan Bailey.
The Cowboys ended the season 8—8. The Cowboys started off the season on a high note by defeating the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants 24—17 on the opening night of the season.
They would hover around the. Going into Week 17 they found themselves once again one win away from winning the division. Dallas once again finished the season 8—8.
In the season the Cowboys started off by defeating the New York Giants for the second straight year; this time 36— The win was punctuated by Brandon Carr intercepting an Eli Manning pass for a touchdown late in the 4th quarter.
For the third straight year Dallas once again found themselves stuck in the. They battled it out with the Philadelphia Eagles for control of the division throughout the season.
In December however they lost 2 crucial back to back games to Chicago and Green Bay. They were very successful in division games having a 5—0 division record heading into another Week 17 showdown for the NFC East crown against the Eagles.
That included beating Washington 24—23 on Week 16 thanks to late game heroics of Tony Romo. However Romo received a severe back injury in that game which prematurely ended his season.
The Cowboys called upon backup quarterback Kyle Orton to lead them into battle on the final week of the season. Orton was unsuccessful who threw a game ending interception to the Eagles which allowed the Eagles to win 24— Dallas ended the year at 8—8 for the third year in a row.
The only difference of this 8—8 ending compared to the others was that Dallas ended the season in second place compared to the 2 previous 3rd-place finishes.
To start off the season Dallas began by losing to San Francisco 28— After that they went on a 6-game winning streak.
The highlight of this streak was defeating the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field 30— In Week 8, the Redskins won in overtime 20—17, and Romo injured his back again.
Dallas played their traditional Thanksgiving home game against division rival Philadelphia. Both teams were vying for first place in the division with identical 8—3 records.
The Eagles got off to a fast start and the Cowboys were unable to catch up, losing 33— They would rebound the next week when they defeated Chicago 41— Week 15 was a rematch against 1st place Philadelphia.
This time it was the Cowboys who got off to a fast start going up 21—0. Dieses Spiel wurde auch wieder gewonnen, weshalb man in Dallas auf ein Comeback hoffte.
Allerdings wurden diese Hoffnungen bereits im nächsten Spiel gegen die Carolina Panthers zunichtegemacht, in dem mit verloren wurde.
Verschlimmert wurde diese Niederlage zudem von der Tatsache, dass Romo nach einem erneuten Sack erneut verletzt vom Platz musste. Mit dieser Bilanz konnten die Cowboys im anstehenden Draft ihren ersten Spieler schon an vierter Stelle auswählen.
Mit dem Pick wurde der Runningback Ezekiel Elliott ausgewählt. Zudem wurde in der vierten Runde an Stelle Dak Prescott als Backup-Quarterback gewählt.
Da sich Romo im dritten Spiel der Pre-Season schwer verletzte,  wurde er von Prescott, der in den Vorbereitungsspielen starke Leistungen zeigte, vertreten.
Nachdem das erste Spiel gegen die Giants noch knapp mit verloren ging, konnten die Cowboys die nächsten elf Spiele hintereinander gewinnen.
Der ehemalige Rekord lag bei 1. Nachdem die Verletzung von Romo auskuriert war und befürchtet wurde, dass es eine öffentliche Auseinandersetzung geben würde, wer als Starting-Quarterback spielen würde, gestand Romo diese Rolle Prescott zu.
Das Spiel wurde knapp mit verloren, wobei die Cowboys bis Mitte des dritten Viertels noch mit 15 Punkten zurücklagen und das entscheidende Field Goal erst drei Sekunden vor Ende des Spiels geschossen wurde.
Am Ende der Saison gab Romo sein Karriereende bekannt. Dallas's 1—15 season of gave them the league's worst record for the second consecutive year.
However, they did not get the 1 draft pick again, as they had forfeited their first round pick the previous year when they took Steve Walsh in the Supplemental Draft.
Johnson quickly returned the Cowboys to the NFL's elite with a series of skillful drafts. In , Dallas finished with an 11—5 record, making the playoffs for the first time since The Cowboys beat the Chicago Bears 17—13 in the wild card round.
In the divisional round, they faced the Lions , who had beaten them earlier in the season. Detroit went in for a repeat performance, dismembering the Cowboys 38—6 for their first, and to date only, postseason victory since The Cowboys also became the first team to feature the league leaders in rushing yards Smith and receiving yards Irvin.
The season also marked Dallas's return to Monday Night Football after an absence of two years. In , the Cowboys finished with a 13—3 record second best in the league , boasted the league's 1 defense, reached their peak in popularity many road fans were cheering for the Cowboys , and finally avenged their NFC Championship Game loss to San Francisco by defeating the 49ers in the conference title game, 30—20, in a muddy Candlestick Park.
Coach Johnson became the first coach to claim a National Championship in college football and a Super Bowl victory in professional football.
The following season , the Cowboys finished with a 12—4 record in the regular season. They again defeated the 49ers in the NFC Championship, this time by a score of 38—21 at Texas Stadium , and again defeated the Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl , this time by a score of 30— Emmitt Smith won his third rushing title despite missing the first two games of the season, which the Cowboys went 0—2 in, over a contract dispute, and was named both NFL and Super Bowl MVP.
Norton and guard Kevin Gogan departed via free agency, but Dallas drafted offensive lineman Larry Allen , who became a mainstay on the line for the next decade.
In , the Cowboys played before the largest crowd to ever attend an NFL game when , in Mexico City turned out for a preseason match against the Houston Oilers.
They finished the regular season 12—4, with their four losses coming by a combined 20 points. The team suffered key injuries, however, when Erik Williams was lost for the year after a mid-season auto accident and Emmitt Smith was hobbled for the final month with a pulled hamstring.
Dallas fell behind 21—0 in the first quarter, and despite a valiant comeback, the 49ers held on to win 38—28, thus denying the Cowboys their chance of winning a record three consecutive Super Bowls.
Dallas posted another two catch touchdown regular season record and NFC East crown. Coach Switzer followed Johnson to become the second coach to claim a National Championship in college football and a Super Bowl victory in professional football.
Only one other coach, Pete Carroll , has since accomplished this feat. Injuries and off-field incidents deviled the Cowboys.
Novacek, possibly Aikman's most trusted target, suffered an off-season back injury that ended his career. Irvin was convicted of narcotics possession and suspended for the first five games of the season.
In December defensive tackle Leon Lett was given a one-year suspension for failing a narcotics test. Late in the season Irvin and Williams drew national attention when they were accused of assaulting a Dallas woman, although the allegations were later recanted.
Haley and Emmitt Smith were also plagued by injuries during the season. The Cowboys thumped the Vikings 40—15 in the first round of the playoffs , then traveled to Carolina, where they lost to the upstart Panthers after Irvin and Sanders left the game with injuries.
Preseason pundits again put the Cowboys at the top of the NFC in However, Dallas finished the season with a disappointing 6—10 record as continued discipline and off-field problems became major distractions.
Switzer was arrested during the preseason after a handgun was found in his luggage at an airport metal detector. The team collapsed down the stretch, losing its final 5 games.
Switzer resigned as head coach in January and was replaced by former Steelers offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.
After missing the playoffs in , Gailey led the team to a 10—6 record in as Dallas became the first NFC East team to sweep the division.
The Cowboys suffered a humiliating first-round playoff exit, however, when the Arizona Cardinals defeated them at Texas Stadium 20—7 for their first postseason victory in half a century.
Jones raised hopes in the off-season, though, signing fleet-footed wide receiver Raghib "Rocket" Ismail. The Cowboys started the campaign in impressive fashion, erasing a point deficit in Washington on opening day for a 41—35 overtime victory.
In their fourth game of the season , however, Dallas lost Irvin to a neck injury that ended his career. Darryl Johnston also suffered a career-ending injury early in the season, and Aikman, Allen, Sanders and cornerback Kevin Smith missed time as well.
Dallas sputtered to an 8—8 finish in They gained a wild-card berth in their final regular season game, but lost in Minnesota in the first round of the playoffs , 27— Key players were now grumbling about Gailey, and Jones fired him in January Defensive coordinator Dave Campo was promoted to head coach, but he could only post three consecutive 5—11 seasons.
Instability plagued the quarterback position after several concussions; the first suffered on opening day against the Eagles known as the Pickle Juice Game because Eagle players drank pickle juice at halftime Source , finally ended Aikman's career late in the season ; five different quarterbacks started between and The lowest point of the Campo era was an embarrassing and humiliating loss on opening night of the season to the brand-new Houston Texans.
One of the only highlights of this era occurred on October 27, , when running back Emmitt Smith broke Walter Payton 's all-time career yardage rushing record during a 17—14 home loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Many fans and media blamed Jerry Jones for the team's ills, noting that he refused to hire a strong coach, preferring to hire coaches who did not want to be involved with personnel duties so that Jones himself could manage them.
However, Jones proved them wrong in by luring Bill Parcells out of retirement to coach the Cowboys. The Cowboys became the surprise team of the season , posting a 10—6 record and a playoff berth by leading the NFL in sacks, turnovers and having the best overall defense in the NFL.
However, they lost to the eventual conference champion Carolina Panthers in the Wild Card round, 29— However, the season was one of turmoil.
Injuries and persistent penalty problems plagued the Cowboys, who were shaken early in training camp when starting quarterback Quincy Carter was suddenly released, allegedly for drug use.
They had only a 3—5 record at midseason, but injured rookie running back Julius Jones returned in late November, and in consecutive games logged two of the best single-game performances in franchise history.
Dallas went 1—3 down the stretch, though, finishing the season 6— In November , a vote was passed by the City of Arlington in Tarrant County to build a new stadium adjacent to the existing Ameriquest Field in Arlington.
The team began playing at the new site in after 38 years playing in the city of Irving, and 49 years in Dallas County.
Parcells hoped to jumpstart the team's transition from the traditional 4—3 defense, which had been the Cowboys' base defense for the past 20 years, to his preferred 3—4 defense, which he believes favors the talents of the current lineup speed and athleticism over power.
Jerry Jones also added a number of veterans, including nose tackle Jason Ferguson and cornerback Anthony Henry via free agency. On offense, the Cowboys tried to upgrade their passing game by signing free agent quarterback Drew Bledsoe.
Bledsoe had a solid year and gave the Cowboys stability at the QB position, which had been lacking since Troy Aikman's retirement 5 years earlier.
The Cowboys endured an up-and-down season. Entering Thanksgiving the Cowboys had a 7—3 record, Dallas finished the season 2—4 and missed the playoffs.
An injury to kicker Billy Cundiff led to inconsistency at that position, and costly misses contributed to close losses against Seattle and Denver.
Shortly before the regular season finale, the Cowboys learned that they had been eliminated from the playoff chase, and turned in a listless performances against the St Louis Rams on Sunday Night Football to finish the season 9—7, 3rd place in the NFC East.
The Cowboys entered the season with high hopes but got off to a mediocre 3—2 start before an important Monday Night Football game against division rivals, the New York Giants.
With the next three games on the road, speculation grew that the Giants could run away with the division for a second straight year. Romo won his first game as a starter the following week against the Carolina Panthers with an outstanding 4th quarter comeback to win 35— The Cowboys' chance to challenge the Giants seemingly fizzled when they lost to the Washington Redskins at FedExField on a last second field goal the "Hand of God" game.
However, the Giants entered a slump, and Tony Romo impressed the media as a quarterback, revitalizing the Cowboys with a 27—10 win over the Cardinals , a well-earned 21—14 victory over the previously unbeaten Colts, and a thorough routing of Tampa Bay 38—10 on Thanksgiving Day.
The success of the new quarterback surprised much of the nation and helped Romo receive much air-time on sports shows. The Cowboys then self-destructed in the last four games of the season, losing to the Saints in a battle for second-best record in the league, to the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that would have earned them the division championship if they had won, and to the 2—13 Detroit Lions in a game where Tony Romo's four fumbles cast significant doubt on his ability to successfully lead his team in the playoffs.
The Cowboys played a wild card matchup at Seattle to start the playoffs. Leading 20—13 with left in the game with the ball at their own 1-yard line, Romo threw a short pass to Terry Glenn where he fumbled it and it went out of bounds in the endzone resulting in a safety.
The Seahawks got the ball back and Matt Hasselbeck threw a touchdown to Jerramy Stevens to take a 21—20 lead after missing the two-point conversion.
With left in the game, the Cowboys had a chance win the game on a yard field goal, but the hold was fumbled by Romo, who continued to serve as field goal holder even after ascending to the starting quarterback's role the backup quarterback is traditionally the holder on field goals.
He picked up the loose ball and tried to run it to the 1-yard line for a first down, but was tackled at the 2. As the game came to a close, the Cowboys managed to get the ball back with two seconds left, but Romo's hail mary pass attempt to the endzone fell incomplete.
On January 22, at the conclusion of the Cowboys' season, head coach Bill Parcells retired. Jerry Jones eventually hired Garrett as offensive coordinator even before hiring Phillips.
Phillips has since hired his son Wes Phillips , and former linebacker Dat Nguyen to his new list of assistant coaches.
They have also released two players; quarterback Drew Bledsoe and tight end Ryan Hannam. The Cowboys tied a franchise record in with by winning 13 regular season games, a feat that had been accomplished 15 years earlier by their Super Bowl winning squad.
Terrell Owens had arguably the most productive year in his career and franchise history. He tied the franchise record for most scoring receptions in a single game four.
When Owens caught a touchdown pass in Week 16 against the Panthers, he set the franchise record for most touchdown receptions in a single season Tony Romo set team records in Touchdowns 36 and Passing Yards 4, in one season.
After receiving the top NFC playoff seed, and getting a first-round bye, they lost to the Giants in the divisional round of the playoffs to end one of the most exciting seasons of the decade.
In week 5 against the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football, the Cowboys turned the ball over six times, including five interceptions thrown by Romo.
Despite having a -5 turnover margin, the Cowboys managed to defeat the Bills. Trailing 24—22 in the final moments of the game, Dallas sent rookie kicker Nick Folk out to attempt a potential yard game winner.
His first kick sailed through the uprights, but didn't count because Buffalo called a timeout immediately before the snap.
Folk had to attempt the kick a second time, and hammered it through the goalposts again to finish a dramatic victory. The season produced some of the team's most memorable games of the decade as well.
In Week 9, tight end Jason Witten, who already had a reputation as a tough and intense player, caught a yard pass from Romo. Immediately after the catch, two Eagles delivered a hit that knocked Witten's helmet off.
Unfazed by the contact, Witten ran another 30 yards without a helmet. When he was finally dragged down at the Eagles' 6, he walked to the sideline with a bloody nose.
Thanks to their dramatic victory over the Bills in Week 5, Dallas started with a 5—0 record. They were the last team in the NFC to remain undefeated up to that point heading into their next game against the New England Patriots.
The Patriots won 48—27, handing the Cowboys their first loss of the season, and remained undefeated until they lost that season's Super Bowl.
Besides the loss to the Patriots in Week 6, their only other losses came in Weeks 15 and 17 against their division rivals Philadelphia and Washington.
When wide receiver Terrell Owens went down with an ankle injury against the Panthers in Week 16, and missed Week 17 against the Redskins, the offense became stagnant.
Another highlight of that season was a Week 13 match with Green Bay, which Dallas won 37—27, that was reminiscent of the s Cowboys-Packers duels.
Like the Cowboys, the Packers finished the regular season 13—3, but Dallas got the 1 seed due to a better conference record and head to head win.
This gave them both a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. However, they lost their first playoff game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants, a team that they had defeated in their two regular-season matchups.
Dallas was the first number one seed in the NFC to lose in the divisional round since The Cowboys began the season by defeating the Cleveland Browns 28—10, Coming off their commanding road win over the Browns, the Cowboys played their Week 2 home opener under the MNF spotlight.
In the first quarter, the Cowboys trailed early as Eagles kicker David Akers got a yard field goal. Dallas answered in their first possession with quarterback Tony Romo completing a yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Terrell Owens In a game that had 9 lead changes, it also set different point records, including most first half points in MNF history 54 and most combined points in the rivalry's history Dallas held on to win 41— The Cardinals returned the opening kick return for a touchdown but Dallas tied the game 7—7 at halftime.
With only left in the 4th quarter Tony Romo completed a yard pass to Marion Barber III and the kicker Nick Folk hit a yard field goal as time expired to send the game into overtime.
In overtime the Cowboys punter Mat McBriar had a punt blocked and returned for a touchdown also in overtime quarterback Tony Romo broke his right pinkie finger.
In the week following the game Tony Romo was listed as questionable, and then missed three games. In addition, Matt McBriar and Sam Hurd were placed in injured reserve, and Felix Jones was listed as out for 2—3 weeks with a hamstring injury.
Furthermore, Adam Pacman Jones was suspended by the NFL for a minimum of four weeks after an altercation with his bodyguard.
Lastly The Cowboys traded for wide receiver Roy Williams with the Detroit Lions, in exchange for their first, third, and sixth-round picks.
After the bye week, they won another four game, Dallas finished the season 1—3, losing its final game in Texas Stadium to the Baltimore Ravens 33—24 followed by a disastrous 44—6 loss to Philadelphia.The founding investors of the Dallas Cowboys were Clint Murchison, Jr. (45%), John D. Murchison (45%), along with minority shareholders, Toddie Lee and Bedford Wynne (Director and Secretary) (5%) and William R. Hawn (5%). s. Prior to the formation of the Dallas Cowboys, there had not been an NFL team south of Washington, D.C. since the Dallas Texans folded in Oilman Clint Murchison Jr. 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. The Cowboys moved from the Cotton Bowl to Texas Stadium in week six of the waterbombz.comgh the first game in their new home was a 44–21 victory over New England, Dallas stumbled out of the gate by going 4–3 in the first half of the season, including losses to the mediocre New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears. Remote control: Cowboys get live look at Ravens. The Cowboys will watch Wednesday's Steelers-Ravens game by position groups at The Star in preparation for Dallas' game against the Ravens next Tuesday. Dallas Cowboys sports news and analysis. Football updates, scores, schedules and stats on the Cowboys. Dallas Cowboys Updated NFL Draft Order. 1. Jets () 2. Jaguars () 3. Bengals () 4. Chargers () 5. Cowboys () 6. Eagles () 7.