Nov 24, 2011; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys fan cheers during the game against the Miami Dolphins on Thanksgiving day at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Why the Dallas Cowboys Will Always be 'America's Team'


The issue of whether or not the Dallas Cowboys are still ‘America’s Team’ is one of the more ridiculous questions that gets discussed around the blogosphere.  It is astonishing that the legions of NFL fans who despise the Dallas Cowboys and the moniker “America’s Team” lack the ability to understand that nicknames are non-transferable.

Oct 15, 1977; Los Angeles, CA, USA FILE PHOTO; New York Yankees outfielder Reggie Jackson (44) is congratulated at the dugout by Billy Martin (right) after hitting a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 1977 World Series at Dodger Stadium. The Yankees defeated the Dodgers 4 games to 2. Mandatory Credit: Dick Raphael-US PRESSWIRE

Think about it: if someone broke all the NHL scoring records, would he become the “Great One”?  Nope, that is Wayne Gretzky.  If a ball player had several post-seasons where he smashed home run after home run, would he become “Mr. October”?  Nope, that is Reggie Jackson.  Wes Welker sure made a lot of plays this season, do you think anyone ever considered calling him “The Playmaker”?  I doubt, that’s Michael Irvin.

Get over it.  The Dallas Cowboys are, and always will be, ‘America’s Team’.  No one else can ever be ‘America’s Team’.  You can discuss who is the most popular team in the NFL, but being the most popular team will still not make another franchise ‘America’s Team’.

The notion that the Green Bay Packers are ‘America’s Team‘ because they happen to be (for argument’s sake) the most popular franchise during one season while boasting a undefeated record is just asinine. Leaving aside how incredibly flawed that survey was, the Green Bay Packers would have to …………click here to continue reading at www.sportdfw.com

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