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12 Facts About the Dallas Cowboys

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The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area, the official title designated by the United States Office of Management and Budget, encompasses 13 counties within the U.S. state of Texas.

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

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The Cowboys compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.

The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.

The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League, the highest professional level of American football in the United States.

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The team is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and plays its home games at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which opened for the 2009 season.

AT&T Stadium, formerly Cowboys Stadium, is a city-owned 80,000-seat capacity stadium with a retractable roof in Arlington, Texas, United States.

AT&T Inc. is an American multinational telecommunications conglomerate, headquartered at Whitacre Tower in downtown Dallas, Texas.

Arlington is a principal city in the U.S. state of Texas, located in Tarrant County.

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The stadium took its current name prior to the 2013 season.

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The Cowboys joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1960.

An expansion team is a brand new team in a sports league, usually from a city that has not hosted a team in that league before, formed with the intention of satisfying the demand for a local team from a population in a new area.

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The team's national following might best be represented by its NFL record of consecutive sell-outs.

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The Cowboys' streak of 190 consecutive sold-out regular and post-season games began in 2002.

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The franchise shares the record for most Super Bowl appearances with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, and the Denver Broncos, corresponding to most NFC championships.

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The Cowboys won five of those Super Bowl appearances, tying them with their NFC rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, both are second to Pittsburgh's record six Super Bowl championships.

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The Cowboys are the only NFL team to record 20 straight winning seasons, in which they only missed the playoffs twice, an NFL record that remains unchallenged.

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In 2015, the Dallas Cowboys became the first sports team to be valued at $4 billion, making it the most valuable sports team in the world, according to Forbes.

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The Cowboys also generated $620 million in revenue in 2014, a record for a U.S. sports team.

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