As a Cowboys fan, one topic that some Dallas fans can get debative about is whether the 1990s squad really counted as a true “dynasty.” They appeared in four straight conference title games and won three Super Bowls, but then promptly fell off a cliff after that. Some Dallas fans argue that was too short to fit the term, or that at least four titles are needed in a short span and three misses the cutoff.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are a clear dynasty; they’ve been dominant for well over a decade now. The 2001-2019 New England Patriots were too.
How short-lived can a reign be and still qualify? Are the 2011-2014 Miami Heat or 2015-2019 Golden State Warriors a dynasty? 1998-2001 Yankees?