Kansas City Cowboys
1924: In its fifth season, the National Football League looked to expand its territory and put its first team west of the Mississippi in Kansas City. Using the name Kansas City Blues like its minor league baseball team, the Blues played few games at home using Muehlebach Field and won even fewer under Coach LeRoy Andrews. The Blues first game would come on October 5th a 3-0 loss to the Milwaukee Badgers. After losing their next two games in Wisconsin the Blues made their home debut by earning their first win a 23-7 victory over the Rock Island Independents. The Blues would split their four home games, later earning a 7-3 win over the Badgers on November 11th. It would be the only two wins the Blues would record as they finished their first season with a record of 2-7.
1925: For their second season the newly rebranded Kansas City Cowboys would play all their games on the road, starting the season with a 3-0 win over the Duluth Kelleys. However, they would not win another game until the final game of the season, a 17-0 upset of the Cleveland Bulldogs in a game that Clarkin Field in Hartford, Connecticut. In between the Cowboys lassoed just one tie in six games, finishing the season with a record of 2-5-1.
1926: Despite starting the season with shutout losses to Detroit Panthers and Duluth Eskimos, the Kansas City Cowboys showed significant improvement in their third season, as they would lose just one of their last nine games, ending the season with a seven game winning streak. The Cowboys would finish the year in fourth place with a record of 8-3. However, there would not be another season in Kansas City as the cost of traveling to and from Kansas City was too cost prohibitive in the NFL’s fledgling formative years. The Cowboys final game would come on December 12th with a 12-7 win over the Duluth Eskimos at Muehlebach Field. Most of the players from the Kansas City Cowboys would go on to play with the Cleveland Bulldogs who were returning to the NFL after a year hiatus. Kansas City would get another team also called the Blues, which split time between St. Louis and Kansas City in 1934 in the short lived second edition of American Football League. In 1963 it would get a permanent team when the AFL’s Dallas Texans coming off a championship but unable to outdraw the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys became the Kansas City Chiefs.
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