Time for NFL to stop worshipping Dallas

On August 10, 2014, in NFL, by Stephen

I don’t understand the NFL’s continued fascination with the Dallas Cowboys. Tom Landry is dead and Jimmy Johnson has been long gone.

The Cowboys are exactly a .500 team since 1997 going 136-136. They haven’t made the playoffs since 2009, have a defense that ranked at the bottom statistically last year and a meddling owner who thinks he’s a competent GM in delusional egomaniac Jerry Jones.

Yet the Cowboys are scheduled to play five prime time games this year. It’s scary to think how many times they would be on national TV if they actually were good?

The Cowboys surrendered the third-most yardage in NFL history in 2013. And their defense figures to be even worse this year without their two best pass rushers – DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher – plus best linebacker Sean Lee, who is lost for the season with a torn ACL.

Dallas is most decidedly not America’s team unless America wants to settle for mediocrity.

If there is an America’s Team it should be the small-market Green Bay Packers, with their great heritage, classy organization and star quarterbacks of the past 20 years.


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