ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 31: Fans of the Dallas Cowboys wear brown paper bags over their head as they watch the Cowboys play against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.(Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Cowboy fans are one of the most obnoxious types of people in the world. Let me rephrase that, Cowboys fans who are not from Texas are one of the most obnoxious types of people in the world. The people who live in Dallas are just like every fan. But if you grew up in Philly, or New York, or any other NFL city, then decided to root for the Cowboys, it speaks to poor character.

It shows that you actively want the people around you to be miserable. One of the best parts of fandom is being able to share it. When the Eagles won the Super Bowl, I celebrated with my family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. But when the Cowboys win, these people can’t celebrate with anyone. They just sit in their dark and lonely living room screaming “We dem boyz” to no one.

With that said, they rarely ever win anything important nowadays. It has been 28 years since they last won a Super Bowl. But that isn’t even the worst of it. They haven’t even been in an NFC Championship game in that time. Even in the years they are “good”, they still lose in the first or 2nd round. The Cowboys choking in the playoffs every season is as reliable as death and taxes. You could write a book about the NFL in the past 20+ years, and hardly mention the Cowboys, because they have become mostly irrelevant.

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But while the Cowboys have not won in that time, lots of other stuff has happened. There have been 5 presidents, 11 Harry Potter movies, and dozens of Marvel movies. But that is just scratching the surface. because a lot more has happened since they last accomplished anything important.

Here are 7 things that have happened since the Cowboys last won the Super Bowl:


  • DVDs Become Available World Wide, But Also Become Obsolete

    Not only were DVDs not a readily available piece of technology the last time the Cowboys won a Super Bowl, but they also became obsolete in that same time.

    DVDs were invented in Japan in 1996. But they didn’t make their way over to the United States until March of 1997 after the Cowboys won. And they didn’t really pick up steam as the way to store films, videos, and music until the 2000s. Meaning every single Cowboys Super Bowl was originally stored on VHS, not a DVD.

    393699 03: People move past a "Philips" DVD display August 25, 2001 on the opening day of the International Broadcast Expo in Berlin, Germany. The Broadcast Expo is one of the world''s biggest consumer electronic fairs with 915 exhibitors from 40 countries are taking part.

    (Photo by Nina Ruecker/Getty Images)

    It’s been so long now though, DVDs aren’t even a thing. Blu Rays replaced them when it comes to Physical media for film and TV. But more importantly, most things are digital now. Whether it be music, film, tv series, or even video games for many people. Physical media is becoming less and less of a thing as people opt for the convenience of just buying it digitally.

    Think about that. DVDs were a huge step forward in technology. But not only did they not exist the last time the Cowboys won, but it’s been so long it went back around to them not existing anymore. Doesn’t that make you feel good Cowboys fan?

  • 122 Different Pokémon Games Released in The United States

    Unless you lived in Japan, you didn’t know what Pokemon was when the Cowboys last won a Super Bowl. The popular franchise first debuted in Japan in 1996. But it was not until 1998 that Nintendo started to promote them in the States. Soon enough we had games, trading cards, anime, and more, and it all took the United States by storm.

    Since then 122 different Pokemon-related games have been released. 9 generations of the main games series. But also tons of spinoffs. There were console games, the Mystery Dungeon Games, Pokemon Go, Pokemon Snap games, and so much more.

    There have also been 25 series of the main anime series. A few spinoff anime series, multiple generations of the trading cards, 23 animated films, and one live-action film. The point is, there has been a lot of Pokemon. And outside the original 2 games in Japanese, and the Japanese Manga, all of it was released after the Cowboys’ last Super Bowl.

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 24: A view of the Pikachu balloon during the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2022 in New York City.

    (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

  • The Average NFL Player Was Born

    The average NFL player is about 26 years old. It has been nearly 28 years since the Cowboys won. So that means the majority of players in the NFL today, were not even born the last time the Cowboys won. Jalen Carter was -5 years old the last time the Cowboys won. Jalen Hurts, Joe Burrow, and Josh Allen are all younger than the Cowboys’ last Super Bowl.

    It is something David Akers pointed out, to a chorus of boos, when he announced the Eagles’ draft pick of Dallas Goedert at the draft in Dallas.

    That was in 2018. There have been 5 drafts since then. 5 more generations of players who weren’t alive the last time the Cowboys won the Super Bowl. Every year that number of players grows, as older guys retire, and more young players enter the league.

  • Everyone Got a Tamagotchi, and They Pretty Much all Died

    It feels like that after Tamagotchis’ first came over in the States, pretty much everyone had one. Now 26 years after their US Debut, almost every single one of them is dead. Mine didn’t make it until the next day. The average life span was 12 days. But some people actually managed to crack the code and keep them alive for a long time.

    But every Tamagotchi lived and died in the same era as the Cowboys’ Super Bowl drought. The same goes for Furbies, but I don’t think anyone is mourning the death of those creepy things.

  • Google Was Invented

    Do you know how old the Cowboys’ last Super Bowl was? The last time they won, it was impossible to google Cowboys Super Bowl. Google wasnt founded until 1998. Now it is hard to envision life without having Google at our fingertips. I don’t even have to remember it has been almost 28 years since the Cowboys’ last Super Bowl win because I can just ask Google.

    Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California is shown in this photo on May 4, 2004. Google Inc., the world's No. 1 Web search provider, filed with U.S. regulators on April 29, 2004 to become a publicly listed company and sell as much as $2.7 billion in stock in a widely expected initial public offering.

    (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

  • The Birth of Social Media

    There was no social media the last time the Cowboys won. No AOL Instant Messenger, which came out the next year. No Myspace, which was still 7 years from being launched. Certainly, none of the Social Media we still use today.

    Cowboys fans had to actually pick up the phone, and either call someone or use the primitive version of text messaging available on cell phones back then if they wanted to brag to someone they know about the Cowboys winning. The people who did have cell phones probably didn’t have flip phones by the way, because they were invented a month before the Cowboys Super Bowl.

    It’s almost like Social Media came around just in time for people to use for mocking Cowboys fans after their team loses.

  • Just 5 Playoff Wins For the Cowboys

    And finally, and most importantly, there have been just 5 playoff wins by the Cowboys in that time. Never more than 1 in a single season. 27 years, no Championship games, and just 5 wins in games that truly matter. The Eagles have 16 in that time, and 7 conference championship games. The Cowboys have been mostly irrelevant in those 27 years. It is not just that they haven’t won Super Bowls, they have barely been in any important games. You could write the story of the NFL in the 21st century and leave the Cowboys out of it entirely. That is how irrelevant they are.

    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 31: Fans of the Dallas Cowboys wear brown paper bags over their head as they watch the Cowboys play against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.

    (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

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