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Why are the Dallas Cowboys considered America’s Team?

The are a National Football League team who always seems to make headlines. It doesn't matter whether they are tasting success or suffering defeat — the Cowboys will always make the sports pages.

The Cowboys joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1960 and hold the record for the highest number of consecutive sell-outs, both at home and away.

They recorded 190 consecutive sold-out regular and post-season games and this streak started in 2002.

So, there is no doubting the popularity of the Dallas Cowboys across the United States, but why are they considered to be “America’s Team?”

Clearly, the Dallas Cowboys are one of the most famous names in American football.

They have made it to the eight times, which is the second-most number of appearances in the championship competition's .

The Cowboys have five Super Bowl victories to their name, with only the and above them in that ranking.

Dallas also holds NFL records for the most consecutive winning seasons and seasons with at least 10 wins.

Good performances over a long period of time increase the popularity of a team, which is exactly what happened with the Dallas Cowboys.

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Back to the Cowboys; they were the first NFL team in history to win three Super Bowls in four years, and between 1963 and 1983, they won more games than any other franchise.

Having tasted success on a regular basis, the name of the team soon spread across the globe. If you ask any sports fan to name an NFL team, the Dallas Cowboys are sure to be mentioned frequently.

However, the “America’s Team” nickname for the Dallas Cowboys originated from the team's 1978 highlight film.

It was narrated by John Facenda and he opened the film with the line, “They appear on television so often that their faces are as familiar to the public as presidents and movie stars. They are the Dallas Cowboys, .”

The name has since been used by several media outlets when describing the Cowboys, including Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, , and HBO.

One year later and into the 1979 season, during the live televised game against the St. Louis Cardinals, the television announcer for introduced the Cowboys as America's Team.

There have been other teams who have tried to claim the name America's Team, such as the Atlanta Braves (baseball), , and Pittsburgh Steelers, but there is only one team that comes to mind as “America’s Team” and that is the Dallas Cowboys.

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I absolutely am so tired of the “America team” reference. They are NOT America’s team, not mine (I’m from Denver and there are other teams in the NFL, hello. sportscasters EVERYWHERE please stop using this reference. It is old and Beyond worn out.

vicky samders

Get over yourself.
We are never old, worn out or ever IRRELEVANT!
Any other team?
You watch the boys because you love them or hate them. Either way you watch…

Vicky samders


Vicky samders

Just appreciate good football and leave the petty, nastiness for another time.

Javier Chaparro

cowboys are the best ever (just the name and color.)

April Stallones

Jealous much Diane???


Why are you in the comments then if it’s worn out.. for ever boys !!!!

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