The Dallas Cowboys are an American football team that plays in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the NFL. They are headquartered in Valley Ranch, Texas, which lies between Fort Worth and Dallas. The team plays its home games at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which finished construction in time for the 2009 season. The Cowboys joined the NFL as a 1960 expansion team. The team’s national following might best be represented by its NFL record of consecutive games in front of sold-out stadiums.