Dallas Texans
Dallas Texans
Year founded 1990
Year folded 1993
Prior names none
Divisional championships none
ArenaBowl championships none

The Dallas Texans was an Arena Football League team that played from 1990 to 1993.


The team was based in Dallas, Texas. They played their home games in the Reunion Arena, which they shared with the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association. The team made the ArenaBowl their first season and returned to the playoffs in their final two years. In 1993, they lost in the first week of the playoffs and were disbanded shortly thereafter.

Jerry Jones later bought the remains of the team and revived the Dallas arena football team in 2000. However, he sold the rights to the Texans name to Bob McNair to allow McNair to name his expansion NFL team the Houston Texans. The Dallas arena football team later was renamed the Dallas Desperados, playing from 2002 to 2008. The current Dallas Vigilantes franchise is an expansion team unrelated to either the Texans or Desperados.


Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff results
1990 6 2 0 2nd Won Semifinals (Denver 26-25)
Lost ArenaBowl IV (Detroit 51-27)
1991 4 6 0 6th --
1992 5 5 0 1st Western Won Week 1 (Albany 48-45)
Lost Week 2 (Detroit 57-14)
1993 3 9 0 3rd AC Lost Week 1 (Detroit 51-6)
Totals 20 24 0 (including playoffs)


AFL Hall of Famers

  • Ben Bennett
  • Carl Aikens

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