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Good morning! After last night's 31-24 faceplant against Chicago, let's talk about the Dallas Cowboys and the phrase "America's Team."
The Cowboys co-opted that slogan back in 1979, and for most of the next two decades, they earned it. Bold to the point of lunacy, the blue-star horde was aggressive and arrogant. Their bandwagon overflowed because the rest of America lined up behind their attitude and their runs of Super Bowls and double-digit win seasons.