The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in Arlington, Texas. They play in the East Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Cowboys franchise is worth $2.3 billion, according to Forbes magazine.
How did the Dallas Cowboys get their name?
The Cowboys got their name from a radio contest held by station KRLD-AM. The winning entry, “Rangers” was submitted by Clifton “Pig” Robbins, who was a sports announcer for the station at the time. However, Tex Schramm, then owner of the Cowboys, decided that Ranger was too close to the name of an existing team in Fort Worth. So he went with “Cowboys.”
What does D stand for?
The D does not stand for anything — it’s just part of the logo design. It looks like one letter but it actually has two parts: A lowercase d and an uppercase D separated by a hyphen (-). The lowercase d is taken from an old Spanish font called “Cooper Black,” which was used on most official NFL logos until 1982 when they switched over to italics. The uppercase D.
Last modified: November 20, 2022