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1 Which teams did the Dallas Cowboys beat in Super Bowl VI, XII, XXVII, XXVIII, and XXX?
Answer: Dolphins, Broncos, Bills (twice), Steelers

The Dallas Cowboys played in their first Super Bowl against the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V. They lost on a last second field goal, 16-13.
    Your options: [ Dolphins, Broncos, Bills (twice), Steelers ] [ Chiefs, Raiders, Bills (twice), 49ers ] [ Colts, Steelers, Bills (twice), Chargers ] [ Dolphins, Jets, Bills (twice), Patriots ]
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2 His rookie season was in 1989 and his record as a starter was 1-15. This Hall of Famer wore number 8 for Dallas for a total of a dozen seasons.
Answer: Troy Aikman

QB Troy Aikman led the Cowboys to the Superbowl championship in 1995. Troy was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, despite his 1-15 rookie season. He was a Cowboy for 12 seasons from 1989 to 2000.
    Your options: [ Danny White ] [ Tony Romo ] [ Troy Aikman ] [ Roger Staubach ]
  From Quiz: Dallas Cowboys Jersey Numbers
3 The Dallas Cowboys do not play in Dallas. In 2009 they moved to which Texas city?
Answer: Arlington

For almost 4 decades, from 1971 to 2008, the Cowboys played in Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. Cowboys Stadium became the new Dallas Cowboys stadium in 2009 (located in Arlington, Texas).
    Your options: [ Irving ] [ Arlington ] [ Houston ] [ Amarillo ]
  From Quiz: History of the Dallas Cowboys
4 Which Dallas quarterback was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006?
Answer: Troy Aikman

Troy played his entire career for Dallas from 1989-2000. He was a first round, first pick for the Cowboys in the 1989 draft.
    Your options: [ Tony Romo ] [ Don Meredith ] [ Roger Staubach ] [ Troy Aikman ]
  From Quiz: All About the Cowboys: Pt. 2
5 What year did the Dallas Cowboys join the NFL?
Answer: 1960

The Cowboys joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1960. They were the first ever expansion team and also had to play the first season without picking players from the college draft.
  From Quiz: All About the Cowboys: Pt. 1
6 The Cowboys started their NFL legend in 1960. Their record was 0-11-1, and were led by an eighth season and former Washington Redskin quarterback. Who was it that had a TD/Int ratio of 12-25 in their first season?
Answer: Eddie LeBaron

The others never played for Dallas. LeBaron threw for 1736 yards while rookie Don Merideth sat on the bench most of the time. Merideth would find a groove, and play in 13 of the 14 games in 1963 before taking over the snaps.
  From Quiz: Your Dallas Cowboys!
7 What is the Cowboys logo on their helmets?
Answer: Star

That star is a formidable psychological weapon when opponents see the Cowboys emerge from their end of the field to begin the game.
  From Quiz: The Dallas Cowboys: Pt 2
8 The Dallas Cowboys were founded in what year?
Answer: 1960

Clint Murchison Jr. and Bedford Wynn were granted the franchise on January 28, 1960, and they turned a lowly expansion team into one of the most successful franchises in the NFL. Tex Schramm and Gil Brandt were the lynch pins in the front office behind this success during the 1960's and 1970's.
  From Quiz: The Dallas Cowboys: Pt 1
9 What former Dallas Cowboy was shot and killed in May of 2005?
Answer: Lang

David Lang was the Cowboys' running back during the 1995 season and won a Super Bowl ring. He was killed during a shooting near his home in Atlanta. He also played for the Los Angeles Rams.
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10 What team dashed the Cowboys hopes for a 3rd straight NFL Championship game appearance by defeating them in the 1979 playoffs?
Answer: Los Angeles Rams

The Rams won it in Dallas, 21-19. This was the last game of Cowboy quarterback Roger Staubach's career.

1977-78 .. 23-6 Dallas Cowboys v Minnesota Vikings
1978-79 .. 28-0 Dallas Cowboys v Los Angeles Rams
1979-80 .... 9-0 Los Angeles Rams v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  From Quiz: America's Team?
11 Which Cowboy quarterbacks shared the same number?
Answer: Quincy Carter/Don Meredith

Both Carter and Meredith wore number 17.
    Your options: [ Quincy Carter/Don Meredith ] [ Craig Morton/Troy Aikman ] [ Roger Stauback/Danny White ] [ Steve Walsh/Steve Peuller ]
  From Quiz: For Cowboy Fans
12 He ran the franchise for the first 29 year: what was Tex Schramm's real first name?
Answer: Texas

His given name was Texas E. Schramm. He was the first major hire for the expansion franchise, and would run the franchise for its first 29 years, including hiring Tom Landry. In addition to his efforts in making the Cowboys successful, his accomplishments include being the NFL point person on the merger talks with the AFL, coming up with the concept for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and miking the referee. He left the team shortly after Jerry Jones took over, and was elected to the Pro Football HOF in 1991.
  From Quiz: Dallas Cowboys 1960-1995
13 Which year was Bob Lilly's rookie season?
Answer: 1961

Bob Lilly was Dallas' first ever draft pick in 1961. The Cowboys were not granted to participate in the 1960 draft.
    Your options: [ 1963 ] [ 1960 ] [ 1961 ] [ 1962 ]
  From Quiz: Dallas Cowboys: Name That Year
14 The Cowboys inaugural season of 1960, Dallas' record was 0 wins, 11 losses, and 1 tie. Which team did the Cowboys tie to prevent a 0-12 season?
Answer: New York Giants

The Cowboys only non loss in 1960 was against Tom Landry's former team. The Giants had very strong teams during the late 50s to early 60s; therefore this tie, associated with a Giants loss to the Eagles a couple of weeks later (the game where Chuck Bednarik knocked out Frank Gifford), eliminated the Giants from post season play that year.
    Your options: [ Philadelphia Eagles ] [ Pittsburgh Steelers ] [ St. Louis Cardinals ] [ New York Giants ]
  From Quiz: The Tom Landry Era
15 What was the maximum seating capacity for the former Texas Stadium?
Answer: 65,675

The former Texas Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, had a maximum seating capacity of 65,675. The stadium was opened in 1971 and served as the Cowboys' home until 2008. It was known for its iconic hole in the roof, which was designed to allow natural light onto the field. The stadium also hosted a variety of other events, including concerts and college football games. Despite its impressive size, the stadium was eventually replaced by AT&T Stadium, which has a seating capacity of over 100,000.
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16 Which Dallas Cowboys player was the first player in NFL history to be named Super Bowl MVP from a losing team?
Answer: Chuck Howley

Super Bowl V, in which Baltimore Colts defeated the Cowboys 16-13 on rookie Jim Obrien's last second field goal.
    Your options: [ Roger Staubach ] [ Drew Pearson ] [ Tony Dorsett ] [ Chuck Howley ]
  From Quiz: Tough Cowboys
17 Who threw a touchdown pass to Golden Richards in Super Bowl XII against the Denver Broncos?
Answer: Robert Newhouse

While Roger Staubach was the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys during this Super Bowl win, fullback Robert Newhouse threw the final touchdown pass of the game to Cowboys wide receiver Golden Richards. Craig Morton was on the Cowboys Roster for their first Super Bowl win against the Miami Dolphins, but was now the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. Don Meredith was the Dallas Cowboys' quarterback for most of the 1960s.
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18 This Cowboys receiver was drafted from Oklahoma State in the 2010 NFL draft. He decided to wear number 88. What was this receiver's name?
Answer: Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant earned his starting spot with Dallas in his rookie year. According to the stats from the NFL, Bryant's rookie year consisted of 45 catches, 6 touchdowns and 561 yards receiving.
  From Quiz: Dallas Cowboys Jersey Numbers
19 In 2007, which Dallas Cowboy WR was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Answer: Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin played his entire career of 12 seasons with the Cowboys. He retired after the 1999 season. He was a first round, 11th pick of the 1988 draft from the University of Miami.
    Your options: [ Deion Sanders ] [ Emmitt Smith ] [ Kevin Williams ] [ Michael Irvin ]
  From Quiz: All About the Cowboys: Pt. 2
20 For the first 40 years of the franchise, how many owners did the Cowboys have?
Answer: 4

Clint Murchison Jr. and Bedford Wynne were the original co-owners of the Cowboys. In 1984, the Cowboys were sold to H.R. Bright. He had the team only until 1989, then sold them to Jerry Jones.
  From Quiz: All About the Cowboys: Pt. 1
21 Which quarterback set a franchise record for throwing 32,942 passing yards?
Answer: Troy Aikman

Aikman played his entire career with the Cowboys for 12 seasons. He retired with 165 TD passes and 141 interceptions. Staubach threw for 22,700 yards, White threw for 21,959, and Merideth for 17,199.
    Your options: [ Don Merideth ] [ Danny White ] [ Roger Staubach ] [ Troy Aikman ]
  From Quiz: Your Dallas Cowboys!
22 What is the primary color of the Cowboys home jersey?
Answer: White

Tex Schramm began the tradition of Cowboys in white jerseys for home games in the 1960s. Ever since the 1950s, there was an "unwritten rule" that teams wear their dark jerseys for home games. Tex wanted to shake things up and to give the Cowboys an edge during away games by also wearing their white jerseys, since the home team wore their dark ones. This was a great ploy by Tex to psychologically put the opposing team at a disadvantage and to give the Cowboys a boost by unconsciously thinking they were playing a "home" game. It also helped to identify your own players by jersey color when you played all of your games in the same jersey. This ritual has backfired on the Cowboys from time to time, as it seemed that whenever the Cowboys played in their dark jersey's they seemed to lose. Opposing teams caught on to it, and now the Cowboys play in their dark jerseys more often than in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.
  From Quiz: The Dallas Cowboys: Pt 2
23 In which stadium did the Cowboys play their home games from 1960-1970?
Answer: Cotton Bowl

The Cowboys played in a stadium intended for college teams for 11 seasons before moving into the now famously familiar Texas Stadium.
    Your options: [ Rice Stadium ] [ Cotton Bowl ] [ Dallas Coliseum ] [ Irving Polo Grounds ]
  From Quiz: The Dallas Cowboys: Pt 1
24 Whose interception sealed Dallas' win over Kansas City in Week 7?
Answer: Ray Horton

Horton's interception gave Dallas' an important victory over the AFC's Chiefs.
  From Quiz: The Return To Glory: 1992
25 In one of the largest trade of the 20th century ,the Cowboys traded Herschel Walker to what team?
Answer: Minnesota Vikings

On October 13,1989, the Cowboys traded running back Herschel Walker to the Vikings for 4 veteran players and 13 future draft picks. The huge number of draft picks the Cowboys got over the next four years, helped them build the powerhouse team they had during the first half of the 1990s.
  From Quiz: America's Team?
26 Which coach did not get a Super Bowl ring with the Cowboys?
Answer: Chan Gailey

Dave Campo won three rings as a defensive coach with Jimmy Johnson.
    Your options: [ Chan Gailey ] [ Barry Switzer ] [ Tom Landry ] [ Dave Campo ]
  From Quiz: For Cowboy Fans
27 When one existing NFL franchise owner threatened to vote against the Dallas expansion bid, would-be Dallas owner Clint Murchison bought the rights to their fight song, and threatened to not let them play it unless he voted yes. Which team was it?
Answer: Washington Redskins

And you thought the rivalry was mostly make believe? Composer Barnee Beeskin sold the copyright for "Hail to the Redskins", to Murchison for a a great deal of money. When Washington owner George Marshall threatened to vote against him, apparently over concerns that he'd lose part of the southern US market, he was told that in that case, he would never get to play the song again. He voted yes, and the rivalry was born.
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28 The Cowboys won their first Division title in what year?
Answer: 1966

They won their first two titles in 1966 and 1967, but lost both times in the NFL Championship to the Green Bay Packers.
  From Quiz: Dallas Cowboys: Name That Year
29 Who was the Dallas Cowboys first ever starting quarterback?
Answer: Eddie LeBaron

Little five foot, seven inch Eddie LeBaron was a Korean War veteran who was decorated for bravery. Playing quarterback in the 1950s, nobody questioned his courage. Tom Landry later said of LeBaron that if he were six inches taller, he would have broke most of the passing records. He was that good.
  From Quiz: The Tom Landry Era
30 Who was the Head Coach of Baltimore, Dallas' Super Bowl V opponents?
Answer: Don McCafferty

Weeb Eubank coached the Colts in the late 1950s. Don Shula, after coaching the Colts to the embarassing Super Bowl III debacle, went to Miami and built the Dolphins. Chuck Noll was the Steelers coach throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Super Bowl V played on January 17th, 1971 finished Baltimore vs Dallas 16-13.
  From Quiz: Cowboys Super Bowls
31 At the end of the 2000 season there were two Super Bowl MVPs playing with the Cowboys. Name either one of them only.
Answer: Troy Aikman

Both Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith were named Super Bowl MVPs while playing for the Dallas Cowboys at the end of the 2000 season. Aikman won the award in Super Bowl XXVII in 1993, while Smith won the award in Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994. Aikman was the quarterback for the Cowboys during their dominant run in the 1990s, leading the team to three Super Bowl victories in four years. Smith was the team's star running back, and he holds numerous NFL records, including the all-time rushing yards record. Together, Aikman and Smith helped make the Cowboys one of the most successful teams in NFL history.
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32 The Cowboys were the first team in Super Bowl history to hold their opponent without a touchdown. What team was it?
Answer: Miami Dolphins

In Super Bowl VI the score was 24-3. It was Dallas' first Super Bowl victory.
  From Quiz: Tough Cowboys
33 Who was given the nickname "Mr. Cowboy" and was the Cowboys first overall draft pick?
Answer: Bob Lilly

Bob Lilly was also the first Dallas Cowboy inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Roger Staubach was drafted in 1964. Bob Hayes' nickname is, "Bullet Bob", and was also drafted in 1964. Don Meredith was drafted in 1960 by the Chicago Bears and sent to the Dallas Cowboys by the Bears' owner, George S. Halas.
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34 Dez Bryant joined the Cowboys in 2010 and was given a great honor in wearing the number 88. What Cowboys receiver and Hall of Famer also wore the number 88 during his tenure in Big D?
Answer: Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin (1988 to 1999) was the primary target for QB Troy Aikman during his years in Dallas and their chemistry showed. Irvin also was inducted in the Hall of Fame. He was given his spot in Canton in 2007.
  From Quiz: Dallas Cowboys Jersey Numbers
35 Which person immediately fired coach Tom Landry as soon as he took ownership of the team?
Answer: Jerry Jones

Murchison was an original owner and hired Landry. Bright sold the team to Jones after just a few seasons. Jones immediately fired Landry before the 1989 season and replaced him with Jimmy Johnson, then head coach of the University of Miami. Landry's only coaching stint was with the Cowboys from 1960-1988.
    Your options: [ HR Bright ] [ Clint Murchison, Jr ] [ Jimmy Johnson ] [ Jerry Jones ]
  From Quiz: All About the Cowboys: Pt. 2
36 Who was the original head coach of the Cowboys?
Answer: Tom Landry

Tom was the coach of the Cowboys for their first 29 seasons! The others have all been head coach of the Cowboys at some point.
  From Quiz: All About the Cowboys: Pt. 1
37 1970 saw the Cowboy season take them to their first Super Bowl, but suffered a 16-13 loss to which team?
Answer: Baltimore Colts

The Cowboys made it to Super Bowl V after defeating the 49ers 17-10 in the NFC Championship Game. Although the Cowboys lost, linebacker Chuck Howley was still the game's MVP.
    Your options: [ Minnesota Vikings ] [ Green Bay Packers ] [ Atlanta Falcons ] [ Baltimore Colts ]
  From Quiz: Your Dallas Cowboys!
38 What was the first year Dallas began the season without Tom Landry as head coach?
Answer: 1989

Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys following the 1988 season. Jones wanted to change the "old guard" and brought in a pal to coach the team for the 1989 season. Tom Landry was put out to pasture in a most unprofessional way, as he was never informed of the intent to fire him when Jones took over. After guiding the Cowboys for so many years of glory, his termination was a devastating blow to Cowboy fans around the globe. Tom Landry never coached again, and passed away in 2000 from Leukemia.
  From Quiz: The Dallas Cowboys: Pt 2
39 Who did the Cowboys draft in 1961 in the 1st round who would later go on to become known as "Mr. Cowboy"?
Answer: Bob Lilly

Bob Lilly was one of the greatest defensive tackles ever to play the game. While not blessed with an Adonis like body (some teammates even said when he took off his shirt he "looked soft"), he had an incredible knack for finding the ball and the person who had possession of it. His tackling skills were legendary. Another skill was his incredible speed following the snap of the ball. He attributed this skill to a most strange ritual. He spent countless hours striking his eyeballs with his fingers to keep himself from blinking. Strange, but I guess it worked!
  From Quiz: The Dallas Cowboys: Pt 1
40 Whose third quarter touchdown reception against Phoenix sealed Dallas's 9th win?
Answer: Alvin Harper

Although an ugly win, it gave Dallas an important victory following an upset loss to the Rams.
  From Quiz: The Return To Glory: 1992
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