Genealogy- Dallas Cowboys

12 Dec

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The National Football League is broken down into franchises, every team has different owners and companies within that franchise. The Dallas Cowboys were established in 1960 and as of September 5, 2012, Forbes Magazine named it the highest valued sports franchis in the history of the United States and second in the world, with an estimated value of approximately $2.1 billion.

The first owner of the Dallas franchise was a man named Clint Murchinson Jr. who started the franchise after realizing there was no football team south of Washington D.C. at the time. In 1984, H.R. “Bum” Bright purchased the Dallas Cowboys after the team had suffered through worse and worse seasons. When the team performance continued to fall, Bright suffered from the Savings and Loan Crisis which was the failure of about 747 out of the 3,234 savings and loans associations in the U.S., and his savings and loans were taken over by the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. With the Cowboys losing more and more games, the FSLIC forced Bright to sell the Cowboys to Jerry Jones on February 15, 1989. The Cowboys performance steadily grew and in 1992 set a team record for regular season wins with 13-3.
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In reccent years the performance of the team has again been on the decline. Many fans have began to blame Jones for the teams downfalls, claiming he refuses to hire strong coaches and general managers so that he could micro-manage the team. So perhaps a new owner of the Dallas Cowboys is coming soon!

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