Las Vegas Cowboys

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Las Vegas Cowboys
First Season
1965
Team History
Las Vegas Cowboys (1968-69)
Quad Cities Raiders (1966-68)
Rock Island Raiders (1965)
Conference/Division
Continental Football League (1968-69)
  • Pacific Division (1969)
  • Central Division (1968)

Professional Football League of America (1965-67)

  • Western Division (1967)
Venue
Cashman Field (1968-69)
Municipal Stadium (1967)
Douglas Park (1965)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives


The Las Vegas Cowboys were a professional American football team based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The franchise began as the independent Quad City Raiders, who joined the new Professional Football League of America as the Rock Island Raiders in 1965. The Raiders remained in the PFLA until its merger with the Continental Football League in 1968. After losing their first two regular-season contests in 1968 (and drawing only 1,200 fans for a game in Davenport, Iowa against the Chicago Owls), the Raiders were set to play the Indianapolis Capitols in Indiana. Instead, Indianapolis businessman Thomas Redmond swiftly purchased the club and announced the team would be known as the Las Vegas Cowboys.

Publications

Programs by season

1960s

Week Date Opponent Venue
1969
Las Vegas Cowboys
Week 1 August 23 at Spokane Shockers Joe Albi Stadium
Week 2 September 2 vs. San Antonio Toros Cashman Field
Week 4 September 16 vs. Sacramento Capitols Cashman Field
Week 6 October 7 vs. Sacramento Capitols Cashman Field
Week 8 October 21 vs. Portland Loggers Cashman Field
Week 9 October 28 vs. Spokane Shockers Cashman Field
Week 10 November 4 at Sacramento Capitols Hughes Stadium
Week 12 November 18 vs. Seattle Rangers Cashman Field
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Seasons 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969
Venues Anaheim Stadium • Autostade • Bethel Park • Bush Stadium • City Stadium • Dillon Stadium • Foreman Field • Hughes Stadium • Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium • Laidley Field • Memorial Stadium • Roffino Stadium • Rubber Bowl • Soldier Field
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