Dallas sports success, led by Rangers World Series, is putting a ton of pressure on Cowboys

Can the Cowboys follow in the footsteps of the Rangers, Stars, and Mavericks?
First pitch from Tyler Smith at Texas Rangers game
First pitch from Tyler Smith at Texas Rangers game / Sam Hodde/GettyImages

The 2023 season ended quite well for the sports fans in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. For the first time in franchise history, the Texas Rangers brought a World Series championship back to the Lone Star State.

The Rangers had been there before, but weren't able to win the big one. After last year's championship run, this year's Rangers team is trying to become the first club since the 2000 New York Yankees to win back-to-back World Championships.

But the Rangers could have some company later this year when it comes to Dallas-based professional sports teams bringing home those elusive championships. With the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the NBA Postseason in full swing, both the Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks have the opportunity to bring a title back to Big D.

Dallas sports success, led by Rangers World Series, is putting a ton of pressure on Cowboys

The Stars are in the Western Conference Finals and their chances to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals began on Thursday when they played host to the Edmonton Oilers, who upended the Vancouver Canucks in seven games.

The Mavs got their series underway against the upstart Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night in Minneapolis. This will be the Mavericks' first trip to the Western Conference Finals since Dirk Nowitzki was suiting up for Dallas, and the team will be headed back to the neighborhood for Game 3 on Sunday.

But looming over all the playoff success of the Rangers, Stars, and Mavericks is the repeated postseason failure cloud of the Dallas Cowboys. The Team of the 90s has been the team of quick playoff exits for the past two decades. The Cowboys won the NFC East last season and bowed out in the Wild Card Round after getting boat-raced by Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers.

The Cowboys haven't advanced to the NFC Championship since Barry Switzer led the team all the way to a Super Bowl Championship in 1995. Since that time, every season has ended in heartbreak for the Cowboys faithful.

But maybe this is the year. After the Rangers took home the World Series last season, the Cowboys now own the longest championship drought of all Dallas-based teams. The Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999 and the Mavericks won the NBA Championship in 2011. Will Jerry Jones finally make it back to the top of the mountain? Cowboys fans certainly hope so.

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