|Chronology of Jones' 20 years as Cowboys owner|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 24 February 2009 09:17|
Feb. 25, 1989 - Jones buys the Cowboys and lease rights to Texas Stadium from Bum Bright. He fires Tom Landry, the only coach the Cowboys had ever had, and hires college teammate Jimmy Johnson.
April 18, 1989 - NFL approves sale. Tex Schramm resigns after 29 years as team president.
April 20, 1989 - Cowboys take Troy Aikman with No. 1 pick in draft.
Oct. 12, 1989 - Herschel Walker traded to Minnesota in deal involving five players, six conditional draft picks and a 1992 first-round pick. With some of draft picks from Vikings, Dallas got RB Emmitt Smith, who became the NFL career rushing leader, and CB Darren Woodson, who retired as the leading tackler in team history.
Dec. 11, 1991 - Victory over Philadelphia secures wild-card spot and first playoff appearance since 1985.
Jan. 31, 1993 - Aikman throws four touchdown passes and Cowboys beat Buffalo 52-17 to win Super Bowl, their first championship since 1977 season.
uffalo 30-13 for second consecutive Super Bowl title.
March 29, 1994 - Johnson surprisingly steps down as coach.
March 30, 1994 - Barry Switzer hired as coach.
Sept. 9, 1995 - Deion Sanders signs seven-year, $35 million contract, making him NFL's highest-played defensive player.
Jan. 28, 1996 - Cowboys become first team in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in four years by beating Pittsburgh 27-17.
Dec. 28, 1996 - Cowboys beat Minnesota 40-15 in NFC wild-card game, their most recent playoff victory.
Jan. 9, 1998 - Switzer resigns.
Feb. 12, 1998 - Chan Gailey hired as coach.
Jan. 11, 2000 - Gailey fired.
Jan. 26, 2000 - Dave Campo promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach.
Dec. 30, 2002 - Campo fired.
Jan. 2, 2003 - Bill Parcells hired as head coach.
Nov. 2, 2004 - Residents in Arlington, Texas, approve stadium referendum.
Sept. 19, 2005 - Aikman, Smith, Michael Irvin inducted into team's Ring of Honor.
March 19, 2006 - Terrell Owens signs.
April 10, 2006 - Ground broken on $1.1 billion stadium, which will open for 2009 season.
Jan. 22, 2007 - Parcells retires.
Feb. 7, 2007 - Wade Phillips hired as coach.
May 22, 2007 - NFL owners select new stadium as site of 2011 Super Bowl.