I have been a fan of the Dallas Cowboys for over 40 years. Americas Team was born way back in the 70’s when the “Great Innovator”, Tom Landry, took the NFL by storm. The old saying was: “The road to the Super Bowl goes through Dallas”.
Tom Landry’s Dynasty that consisted of 20 consecutive winning seasons and 18 trips to the playoffs over those 20 years is an NFL record that remains unchallenged to this day. In fact, the NE Patriots are the closest anyone has ever come with 13.
Throughout the course of those 20 years, the Dallas Cowboys tallied, 7 conference championships, 13 division championships, appeared in the playoffs in, Â 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985 and won two Super Bowls.
All time great players like Drew Pearson and Roger Staubach never experienced a losing season. This type of success is the stuff myths are made of. I was exasperated by a recent poll of less than 3,000 people being considered as credible enough by the mainstream media to run headlines that the Dallas Cowboys were no longer Americas Team, the Denver Broncos are. Do these people have any idea how benighted they are?
The image above is the results of a study done by Twitter. I see very few pure white spots nationwide. Cowboys Nation exists in all 50 states. If you go to Facebook, The Dallas Cowboys have 7.65 million likes on their page to the Broncos 3.42 million. If that’s not enough for you, the Cowboys first Sunday night football appearance this year vs the Saints Netted 23.1 million viewers. Per an article by SportsDayDFW,Â the Cowboys had the largestÂ TV audience in 19 years, despite the fact they have only had 1 playoff win since 1995.
â€œAmericaâ€™s Game,â€ a thrashing of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks was the primary attraction in the 3:25 p.m. time slot that attracted 30 million viewers. It was the most watched NFL regular-season time slot on Fox since 1995. You know who played in that game on Nov. 12, 1995? The Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. The Cowboys lost by 18 points but went on to win their last Super Bowl.
The Cowboys are not only “Americas Team” according to the social networks, they are the most watched team on television. If that’s not enough for you: we all know the Old saying; “Money Talks and Bullshit Walks” right?Â Â Well, according to Forbes The Dallas Cowboys are the second largest sports franchise in the entire world behind Manchester United. The Dallas Cowboys are worth an estimated $3.2 billion. Â Forbes estimated the current value of the Broncos at $1.13 billion.
Still think the Broncos are even in the Americas Team conversation?
The mainstream media will run any ludicrous headline they can as long as it involves the Dallas Cowboys because they know it will get the most attention. Their doing so, attenuates the very point they tried to make. The Dallas Cowboys are still Americas Team. Whether you love them or hate them, remember one thing: Cowboys Nation runs thick.