Cowboys remain America's Team

By any measure, except winning, Dallas still deserves longtime nickname

Originally Published: November 21, 2012
By Darren Rovell | ESPN.com

In 1979, Bob Ryan's job at NFL Films was to produce the Dallas Cowboys recap video from the previous season. But it wasn't any particular highlight that stood the test of time.

"They had such a disappointing loss in the Super Bowl [35-31 to the Steelers], I just needed to give it a hook, to try to find something to kind of nullify the loss," Ryan said. "And the thing that resonated most was how popular they were. They were always on the doubleheader games, they seemed to have ...

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