What Makes a Legendary Football Team? Just Ask Dallas!

Patsy RiveraCorrespondent IMay 19, 2009

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 16:  Marion Barber #24 of the Dallas Cowboys runs the ball while teammate Leonard Davis #70 is blocked by Fred Smoot #27 of the Washington Redskins during the game on November 16, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Football is my passion; a way of life. I live for Monday Night Football. For me, my favorite team of all time is the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys, a.k.a. America’s Team, entered the NFL in 1960 as an expansion team.

With the now legendary Tom Landry leading them as coach, Dallas was set to take command of the field. However, the 60s saw Dallas trying to find their place and had more losses during that period than they had wins. Of course we all know it takes time to achieve greatness.

1970 brought the first NFC title for the Cowboys and a chance at the Superbowl. Sadly, they were defeated by Baltimore 16-13. Like kids in a candy store, the Cowboys had a taste of the good life and were aiming for the golden apple—Superbowl Champions.

The following year, the sweet smell of victory would be theirs when they beat Miami in Super Bowl VI held in New Orleans with a blowout score of 24-3. With players like Roger Staubach, the team was well on its way to making their presence known.

While building an amazing reputation for making it to the playoffs, Dallas would not see another Superbowl victory until 1977. The 80s entered with Dallas holding a record of 200-19-6.

Dallas has had some of the most amazing players on their rosters. Players like Danny White, Tony Dorsett, Nate Newton, Emmitt Smith, and Troy Aikman. You can’t help but think of greatness when you hear these names. Currently Dallas is a powerhouse.

Last season we saw Dallas battle their way through another season. Inner struggles within the team and players in the news like Terrell Owens didn’t help the team come together. We also felt that Romo was still trying to find his way. However, with players like Marion Barber and draft picks like Stephen Mcgee, Dallas is aiming for another Superbowl Championship.

Through it all, Dallas has been labeled an iron horse in the NFL. They were rated as the most valuable sports franchise in the United States by Forbes magazine. That speaks volumes for who Dallas is.

Whether you love them or love to hate them, you can’t deny that Dallas had made their mark and they are here to stay. Their logo speaks for who they are—stars. It can’t be stated any better then that! That is why they are this writers' all time favorite football team.