Parcells Becomes Sixth Coach in Dallas Cowboys History - On Jan. 2, Bill Parcells was named the sixth head coach in Dallas Cowboys history, replacing Dave Campo who was fired on December 30. In 15 seasons as a head coach with the New York Giants, the New England Patriots and the New York Jets, Parcells has posted a 149-106-1 record, including victories in Super Bowls XXI and XXV with the Giants and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXI with the Patriots. His 149 career wins place him 13th in NFL history.
Emmitt Smith Released - On Feb. 27, Emmitt Smith was released after 13 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. He departs as the NFL's all-time leading rusher and holds or is tied for 62 club records. On March 27, Smith signed a two-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.
Tex Schramm Dies - One of the founding fathers of the Dallas Cowboys, Tex Schramm died on July 15 at the age of 83.
Schramm Honored - The first president and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Tex Schramm became the 12th member of the Ring of Honor. He was a driving force in turning the 1960 expansion team into one of the most popular and successful sports franchises in the world, Schramm was honored during a halftime ceremony of the Philadelphia game on Oct. 12.
The Dallas Cowboys Post 10 Wins and Return to the Playoffs - The Dallas Cowboys topped the N.Y. Giants on Dec. 21 to record their 10th win of the season and secure a wild card berth in the playoffs. It was the Dallas Cowboys' 27th postseason appearance, extending their NFL record. It was also the 24th season in franchise history that the club had posted at least 10 wins, also a league record.