List of Dallas Desperados seasons

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This is a list of seasons completed by the Dallas Desperados. The Desperados were a professional arena football franchise of the Arena Football League (AFL), based in Dallas, Texas. The team was established in 2002. They qualified for the playoffs five times, winning three division championships, but never appeared in the ArenaBowl. In the 2007 season, Dallas went 15–1, a league record for wins, but were upset in the Divisional Round of the playoffs by sixth seeded Columbus, a team that had won only seven games during the regular season. Prior to the 2009 season, the AFL announced that it had suspended operations indefinitely and canceled the 2009 season. The franchise did not return when the league resumed operations in 2010. The Desperados played their home games at American Airlines Center.

ArenaBowl Champions ArenaBowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses Ties
Dallas Desperados
2002 AFL American Western 4th 7 7 0 Won Wild Card Round (Indiana) 47–46
Lost Quarterfinals (Chicago) 60–47
2003 AFL American Central 1st 10 6 0 Lost Wild Card Round (Georgia) 49–45
2004 AFL National Eastern 3rd 6 10 0
2005 AFL National Eastern 2nd 8 7 1
2006 AFL National Eastern 1st 13 3 0 Won Divisional Round (Georgia) 62–27
Lost Conference Championship (Orlando) 45–28
2007 AFL National Eastern 1st 15 1 0 Lost Divisional Round (Columbus) 66–59
2008 AFL National Eastern 2nd 12 4 0 Lost Wild Card Round (New York) 77–63
2009 The AFL suspended operations for the 2009 season.[1]
Total 71 38 1 (includes only regular season)
2 5 (includes only the postseason)
73 43 1 (includes both regular season and postseason)


  1. ^ "AFL suspends 2009 season". Arena Football League. Archived from the original on April 20, 2009. Retrieved November 18, 2009.