Texas Rangers Logo
⚾ MLB: 1961-2020 60
Joined the American League as an expansion team to begin the 1961 season. Left Washington DC and relocated to Arlington in 1972.
Dallas Cowboys Logo
🏈 NFL: 1960-2020 61 5
The Cowboys joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1960. The team's national following might best be represented by its NFL record of consecutive sell-outs. The Cowboys' streak of 190 consecutive sold...
Dallas Mavericks Logo
🏀 NBA: 1981-2020 40 1
The Dallas Mavericks (often referred to as the Mavs) are an American professional basketball team based in Dallas. The Mavericks compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the...
Dallas Stars Logo
NHL: 1968-2020 53 1
The team was founded during the 1967 NHL expansion as the Minnesota North Stars, based in Bloomington, Minnesota. Before the beginning of the 1978–79 NHL season, the team merged with the Cleveland Bar...

Defunct Teams

Teams that have folded or moved away from the Dallas area.
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Dallas Chaparrals Logo
The Spurs are one of four former American Basketball Association (ABA) teams to remain intact in the NBA after the 1976 ABA–NBA merger and are the only former ABA team to have won an NBA championship....
Dallas Texans Logo
🏈 AFL: 1960-1962 3 1
The Kansas City Chiefs club was founded in 1960 as the Dallas Texans by businessman Lamar Hunt and was a charter member of the American Football League (AFL). In the spring of 1963, the team relocated...
Dallas Texans Logo
🏈 NFL: 1952-1952 1
The Colts have competed as a member club of the NFL since their founding in Baltimore in 1953 after then-owner Carroll Rosenbloom purchased the assets of the NFL's last founding Ohio League member Day...
The early history of sports contains hundreds of teams that appeared for only 1 or 2 seasons before folding. Most of these teams have no historical photographs or articles, so are omitted from this list to reduce clutter. To view a comprehensive list of all defunct teams, browse to the early leagues section for baseball, football, basketball, or hockey.