Dallas is granted an NFL franchise on January 28th.
Clint Murchison Jr. (majority owner) hired Tex Schramm to be general manager, Gil Brandt as director of player personnel, and Tom Landry as head coach.
Wide Receiver Jim Doran was the first Dallas Cowboys player to be selected to play in the Pro Bowl.
Recorded first preseason win with a 14-3 victory over the New York Giants on August 27th.
Recorded first non-losing game with a 31-31 tie with the New York Giants on December 4th.
Ended the 1960 season with an 0-11-1 record.
Dallas is moved into the NFL's Eastern Conference.
Bob Lilly is selected as the Cowboys first ever NFL Draft choice.
Picked up first regular-season win in a 27-24 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 17th.
Don Perkins became the first Dallas Cowboy to rush for 100 yards in a game when he racked up 108 yards against the Minnesota Vikings on September 24th.
Training Camp moved to Northern Michigan College in Marquette, Michigan
Became the first team in NFL History with two 100+ yard runs in same game in a 41-19 win over Philadelphia on October 14th. In the fourth quarter, Amos Marsh returned a kickoff 101 yards and Mike Gaechter returned an interception 100 yards.
Training camp moved to California Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks, California. Don Meredith became the first Cowboy to pass for 400 yards in a game when he threw for 460 yards against San Francisco on November 10th.
Head coach Tom Landry was given a 10-year contract extension.
Finished 7-7 to record first non-losing season.
The Cowboys and Packers set a record for fewest passing yards in a game with -11 on October 24th.
Recorded first sellout crowd (76,251) on November 21st in a 24-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns in the Cotton Bowl.
First winning season (10-3-1), and Eastern Conference Championship.
Played in first post-season action in the Playoff Bowl on January 9th. Lost 35-3 to the Baltimore Colts in Miami.
Texx Schramm named President of the Dallas Cowboys.
Cowboys' first Thanksgiving Day appearance was a 26-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on November 24th.
The NFL's move to a divisional format left the Cowboys in the Capitol Division of the Eastern Conference.
Won their first Capitol Division title.
On December 23rd, the Cowboys announced plans to build Texas Stadium.
Recorded first playoff win with a 52-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on December 24th.
On December 31st, lost NFL Title game 21-17 to Green Bay in game widely known as the "Ice Bowl".
Recorded first season with double-digit wins.
Allowed just two rushing touchdowns all year.
Scored a league high 431 points.
Broke ground on Texas Stadium on January 25th.
The last of the original Cowboys (Don Meredith and Don Perkins) retire.
Recorded fourth-consecutive season leading the league in fewest yards allowed.
Re-alignment after merger with AFL leaves Dallas in the Eastern Division of the NFC.
Made first Super Bowl appearance with a heartbreaking 16-13 loss to the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V on January 17th.
The first game at Texas Stadium, a 44-21 win over the Patriots, was played on October 24th.
Recorded first Super Bowl championship with a 24-3 win over the Miami Dolphins at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.
Calvin Hill becomes first 1000-yard rusher for the Cowboys.
Recorded 100th victory with a 40-3 win over the New Orleans Saints on September 24th.
Set an NFL record by qualifying for the playoffs for the eighth-consecutive year.
Only year during the decade of the 70s that the Cowboys failed to qualify for the playoffs.
Played first season since 1966 without a Thanksgiving day game.
Bob Lilly named first member of the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor.
Lost 21-17 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl X on January 18th.
Don Meredith and Don Perkins added to Ring of Honor.