The best and worst of Dallas over the past 25 years:
Overall winning percentage: .508 (16th)
Best year: 1992, 1993, 1995
Any season the Cowboys win the Super Bowl is the best year.
Dallas has never had a complete sweep of four winning seasons at the same time (or even three, before the Stars arrived). 1999 saw the Stars win the Stanley Cup and the Rangers have their best year ever, with 95 wins and a division title. In 1998, the Stars, Rangers and Cowboys all made the playoffs.
Worst year: 1997
Since the Stars moved to Dallas in 1993, the four pro teams have never all had losing seasons in the same year. (In fact, even before the Stars arrived, the other three were never all losers the same year.) But in 1997, the Cowboys went 6-10 and missed the playoffs after a six-year run; the Rangers went 77-85; and the Mavs were a terrible 24-58. The Stars? They scored 104 points, second in the NHL -- but were upset in the first round of the playoffs.
Best moment: OK, the Stars won the Cup on Brett Hull's dramatic OT goal. But Dallas is a football town. Late in the second quarter of Super Bowl XXVII, Troy Aikman connected on touchdown passes just 18 seconds apart to Michael Irvin, stretching a 14-10 lead to 28-10 at halftime. The 'Boys would go on to their first Super Bowl win since the 1977 season.
Worst moment: The Catch. Joe Montana and Dwight Clark connect for the 49ers to win the 1981 NFC title game -- helping begin the Cowboys' downward slide throughout the '80s.
Best team: 1992 Cowboys (13-3)
They finished fourth in total yards, first in fewest yards allowed and won their three playoff games by scores of 34-10, 30-20 and 52-17.
Worst team: 1989 Cowboys (1-15).
It's hard to pick against the '93 Mavericks, which went 11-71, but Jimmy Johnson's first team won just one game and finished 28th (last) in points scored and 24th in points allowed.
Best individual season: Emmitt Smith, 1995
On his way to 11 straight 1,000-yard seasons, Smith was at his best when he rushed for a career-high 1,773 yards and scored 25 touchdowns (the third-highest single-season total in NFL history). Smith didn't win the MVP (Brett Favre did) like he did in 1993, but this was his peak year.