The 1990s Dallas Cowboys, with three Super Bowl wins in four years and a roster filled with future Hall of Famers, were shockingly excluded from ESPN's Top 5 pro football dynasties list. Host Mike Greenberg's subjective "Super Bowl era" dynasties list included the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Vince Lombardi Packers, omitting the '90s Cowboys despite their incredible success.

By the Numbers
  • 5. Bill Belichick-Tom Brady Patriots 2014-18 - 3 Super Bowl wins, 5 AFC Championship Games in 5 years.
  • 4. Andy Reid-Patrick Mahomes-Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs 2019-23 - 3 Super Bowl wins, 4 Super Bowl appearances, 5 AFC Championship Games in 5 years. Chance for historic 3-peat in 2024.
  • 3. Bill Walsh-Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers 1981-89 - 4 Super Bowl wins in 9 years.
  • 2. Steel Curtain Pittsburgh Steelers 1974-79 - 4 Super Bowl wins, 5 AFC Championship Games in 6 years.
  • 1. Vince Lombardi Packers 1961-67 - 5 championships (including the first 2 Super Bowls) in 7 years.
State of Play
  • ESPN excluded the '90s Cowboys from its "Super Bowl era" dynasties list, sparking widespread controversy and debate.
  • The team's dominance, with multiple Super Bowl wins and a roster of Hall of Famers, has led many to question the validity of ESPN's rankings.
Bottom Line

The omission of the 1990s Dallas Cowboys from ESPN's list of greatest NFL dynasties has sparked controversy and calls into question the credibility of the rankings, given the team's remarkable success and impact on the league.