Why are the Dallas Cowboys considered "America's Team"?
With their Glory days well in the past, stay mediocre for almost 20 years now, The Dallas Cowboys still get an incredible amount of media hype and attention. They have won one play off game since their last Super Bowl 19 years ago. Why do they get so much hype and media coverage?
The Dallas Cowboys are still America’s Team even though they haven’t won a Super Bowl since 1996. A Harris Poll show the Cowboys are the most popular team among American football fans for the second consecutive year.
The Cowboys franchise previously earned another NFL best ranking as the league’s most valuable team — worth an estimated $2.3 billion — by Forbes in August.
The Cowboys reign over a Harris Poll top-5 that includes the No. 2 Packers, No. 3 Broncos, No. 4 Giants and No. 5 Patriots.
I understand that and that Jerry Jones has money, but when you go through a long drought, the popularity has to fall. The 49ers & Steelers, both have just as many Championships, have never gone through a drought like this. 1 playoff win in 18 yrs
this can be all summed up with one word: MONEY. Because the cowboys' owner Jerry Jones happens to be one of the richest ones in the world, so he can afford to buy the media to pay more attention to his cowboys than the owner of the packers can for instance.
As a faithful Cowboys fan, I'm very critical of them. I think that one of the reasons the Cowboys receive so much attention is because of where they are located, and their owner. The Dallas/Ft. Worth area is a fairly popular in general, and receives the largest amount of media coverage in the state of Texas specifically. Jerry Jones is one of sports most controversial figures, and I think that plays into a lot of the hype as well.
There have been a lot of questions asked right here at Hub Pages about how stupid Americans are, how we are in decline, our doomed existence, etc. So there, that tells us exactly why the Cowboys are considered "America's Team" . . . stupid, doomed, decline - need I say more!
Football is built on a model of economic fairness and opportunity - i.e. the NFL takes from the rich teams and gives to the poor. Yes, the Cowboys are the most valuable franchise in the NFL, but that does not make them America's team by default.
The Cowboys are America's team for a number of reasons: they re-invented and popularized cheerleading, they attract and create some of the greatest coaching personnel in all of the NFL (Landry, Johnson, Parcells, Payton), and they have had some of the greatest athletes in the NFL play for them. Many athletes who leave the Cowboys go on to have successful NFL careers, as well as those who join the Cowboys midway through their own careers.
Besides, the nation's obsession with Tony Romo is more than enough evidence that people can't stop worrying about what's going on in Dallas.
That's exactly my point, Tony Romo has accomplished absolutely nothing to be deserving of so much publicity, more often then not, he folds under pressure.
Read this article and tell me you still believe that afterwards.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 … Dyahoo_itp
Tony Romo is a decent QB, hand usually has good stats.....there are 100 quarterbacks that put up the same numbers. He doesn't have the stats that counts, playoff wins & rings. He has had talent all around him and doesnt win when it counts.
The America's team label goes back to the team's highlight film of the 1978 season when the narrator declared the Cowboys America's team. This was during the time of a terrific run when Dallas made the playoffs 18 times during an 20 year span, 1966-85, at a era when fewer teams went to the postseason than do today. The team's original coach, Tom Landry, was with them during their first 29 seasons and was dismissed by Jerry Jones when he bought the team in 1989. Jones hired Jimmy Johnson as his coach and despited a 1-15 first season, the Cowboys won back to back Super Bowls in the 1992 and '93 seasons, and after another coaching change, won again at the end of 1995. The Cowboys of the 1990s were built largely through the draft and even though with three Super Bowls you'd have to call them the team of the '90s, could have been much greater had it not been for the institution of unrestricted free agency after the 1992 season. The Cowboys have remained a contender, albeit a mediocre one. In the past 10 years they've made the playoffs four times and endured only two losing seasons. Of course, in answer to your question they've built a strong following over decades, and while they're not currently up to their former standards, they haven't slipped far enough to discourage their long-time fans. The America's Team label was just one of marketing and wouldn't have stuck if the team hadn't been terrifically successful. But to most fans it seems presumptuous. Why Dallas and not Pittsburgh, who not only wins consistently, with the exception of the current season, but also defeated Dallas twice in the Super Bowl during the 1970s, the era when the America's Team title was drummed up.
The America's Team nickname came from NFL Films. GM Tex Schramm ran with it but Tom Landry hated it
They aren't any more. That nickname was penned back in the day when they won all the time. The Atlanta Braves were America's team in baseball when they were winning plus on cable TV every night. Those days are over too.
by alexandriaruthk 10 years ago
Who should be NFL Americas team? Do you agree that it should be still the Dallas Cowboys?Football is part of what is it to be an American.It has been sixteen years since they had their last appearance in Superbowl. It is about winning, do you agree?Which team should be Americas team instead?
by alexandriaruthk 10 years ago
Is Romo the real problem of Dallas Cowboys or is it Jerry Jones, or both? Are we expecting too much?December this season is pretty good for Romo in terms of numbers, but when it is time to deliver and win, he failed again.
by thirtyone 12 years ago
Do you think the Dallas Cowboys will make a good season this year?I hope so!
by Michael Willis 13 years ago
It is final! Done. Jason Garrett to replace Wade Phillips.There still needs to be more done though. You could tell watching the game last night that Wade was a dejected man as coach of this team. The players were not following his lead. There will be a TV announcement coming later this afternoon.
by Michael Willis 13 years ago
2 weeks from today is the Hall of Fame NFL Game!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!The NFL Football season is upon us. I am sooo looking forward to this season. Super Bowl held in Cowboys Stadium...Dallas Cowboys...Oh yeah, you bet I am pulling for them to win it all. And they should!So many players changed teams,...
by matsplat15 13 years ago
should the dallas cowboys keep romo after three stright years of choking in the playoffs
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