Dallas Cowboys Fans Need to Enjoy The Team

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I remember back in 1989 when the team went 1-15. I was riding my motorcycle and I had on a Herschel Walker jersey. No one could accuse me of being a bandwagon fan right then. The team was awful, Herschel was gone, and so was Tom Landry. I was at an intersection and a guy in a car next to me asked if I got my jersey on sale. I laughed. What a great smack talk line. One of my all time favorites. But perhaps most important to me was that I realized I still genuinely enjoyed my team. I wasn’t ashamed to be a Cowboys fan, nor to wear the jersey of a player I truly enjoyed. This team now has plenty of players we can enjoy, and we’re certainly better than that awful 1-15 team was. If you want to go buy a Kevin Ogletree jersey on sale, I say wear it with pride and just enjoy yourself. You’re a Cowboys fan. That’s the top of the food chain in the NFL.

You see, the fact of the matter is the NFL world still revolves around the Dallas Cowboys. If you think the NFL brass aren’t hoping to see Dallas in the post season almost as much as the fans of the team are you’re kidding yourself. They all know the Cowboys means ratings and ratings means revenue. No other team in the NFL can completely lay hold to that claim. Some come close, but none are equal to the Cowboys. Super Bowl XLVIII is being played in New York at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Home of the New York Giants and Jets. The largest television market in the entire country. FOX has the broadcast rights to the game. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will probably be the announcers for the game.

December 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones claps while standing on the field prior to the Cowboys game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

If for a minute you think the heads at FOX aren’t hoping for a Dallas Cowboys miracle season Championship run you’re kidding yourself. Yes, there are people who hate the team. Perhaps even the media who report on them and some fans who are sick and tired of Jerry Jones. Don’t ever kid yourself into thinking that this hatred is because they are mediocre. No, the Cowboys are hated because win or lose, they matter in the NFL landscape across many horizons. Embrace it.

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  • Ronald W. Jones

    I’ve been a Cowboy fan since 1968. We are the most hated franchise in ALL OF SPORTS. And I like it that way. The fact that we live ‘rent free’ in our opponents heads from January to December….get’s me PUMPED!

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Fan since 1963. I loved them when they lost and I loved them when they won. Now I love them for not knowing which end is up thanks to their owner. They make me laugh.

  • JoeDaBeast

    The only professional team that has as many “haters” for as long as the Dallas Cowboys have, is my other favorite team, the New York Yankees. They, until very recently, had the same attitude as DaBoyz, “Championship or Bust!” I recalled when the Yankees lost to the Diamondbacks, it was a failed season. They were the BEST in the AL, and second best in all of MLB, and it wasn’t good enough. I look forward to the day and seasons that not only that becomes the Cowboy’s mantra again, but they play that way on the field again. GO BOYS (and Yankees)!!!!!!

  • Old Frog

    Hate is such a loaded word. Usually implies desire for harm or ill will to befall another. Given the Cowboys lack of success over the last 17 years or so it would seem the haters have gotten exactly what they wanted so why do they still hate? It’s not like we have a recent record to be jealous of. Most likely something they were taught two or three decades ago and and continue to hang on to for some irrational reason. Maybe it’s really JJ they hate.

    • FanInHawaii

      Fans of other teams “Hate” the Cowboys cuz they are jealous of the title “America’s Team”.
      They are also “Hating” cuz no matter what they do or say, the Cowboys are still worth more than any other sports franchise besides Manchester United or one of them European soccer teams.
      Its also widely known that there is an abundance of Cowboy fans across the world. I guess I’d be mad at the fact that when the Cowboys come to town, there are more of their fans then of the home teams fans there (Arizona). Just like Floyd Mayweather, he don’t care if people hate him so much that they pay to see him lose, cuz that’s still money in his pocket.
      Whether people love the Cowboys or love to hate them, they are continuing to talk about them which only makes them mors I creasingly popular, so thank you to all of the fans and “Haters” of the Dallas Cowboys for making this franchise America’s #1 sports franchise!

  • jayhwk01

    I love the fact everybody else hates us. Means we have done something right. I don’t like the fact they have a point in ridiculing us because as an organization the Boys have not done much in the last 10 years. Time to start winning Super Bowls again and soon.