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Old 12-14-2011, 15:28   #1
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Should the Dallas Cowboys still be "Americas Team"?

Or should it be someone else?
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Old 12-14-2011, 15:30   #2
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The Cowboys were never voted that name. It was a marketing thing and makes even less sense now than it did then. The funny part, if you do a little digging is that the steelers were originally picked to get the plug and turned it down as a classless attention seeking ploy. Not a steelers fan.
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Old 12-16-2011, 15:03   #3
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They stopped being America's team a decade ago.
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Old 12-10-2012, 20:15   #4
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as a dallas fan, i find it ridiculously hilarious that so many fans want the name for their team. now, i personally dont care who has it, but people make it a way bigger title than it really is. and for the record, if any team should be given the name "americas team", it should be the saints, giants or jets.

a little history for you guys... in the 1960s, the cowboys were pretty bad until about the mid 1960s. and the city was down and had a bad wrap obviously from the kennedy assassination. once the cowboys started winning, it was essentially a feel good story and helped that the cowboys won 2 super bowls and made the 1st one. and in combination of success, they had a really high number of fans. it was when a filmaker was wearing a highlight reel for them in the 78 season that he said that he noticed about everyone of their games was a nationally televised game and said it was if they were "americas team". and coincidentally enough, the cowboys organization, especially tom landry, actually approved of the cowboys being dubbed americas team... but obviously stuck.
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