Justin Tuck Says the Cowboys Should Never Have Been America’s Team
It has been quite some time since the Cowboys won a Super Bowl. Dallas was once the powerhouse of the NFL, but they have had little success in the postseason over the past decade-plus. The Cowboys’ success in the 1970s earned them a reputation as “America’s Team,” which was cemented when they won three Super Bowls in four years from 1992-1995. However, Dallas has won two playoff games since 1996. For that reason, Justin Tuck thinks this “America’s Team” stuff needs to stop.
“I don’t know if they ever deserved to be America’s Team,” Tuck said on Thursday according to the NY Daily News. “I don’t have a vote on that. The only people that it rubs the wrong way are the people who don’t root for them.”
If you ask DeMarcus Ware, Tuck is putting on an act and loves the Cowboys. The thing about the Cowboys that ropes people in is that they are rarely horrible. They may not have had much success in the postseason since the 90s, but they they’re typically in the hunt every year.
With his brand new stadium and flashy ways, Jerry Jones has been able to maintain much of the fan base he grew back in the Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, and Michael Irvin days. That, and the fact that there was an NFL Films documentary in 1978 entitled “America’s Team.” If Tuck is determined to prove that people should no longer consider Dallas America’s Team, he can start by trying to embarrass them on Sunday.