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Still America's Team?

This is my first fan post, so I thought I'd introduce myself to the class.

I would describe myself as your stereotypical Cowboys fan. I was born in the "Friday Night Lights" town of Odessa, Texas but grew up 150 miles north of there outside of Lubbock. Unlike me, my father wasn't a Texan by birth but by the grace of God found a job in the West Texas oil fields after leaving the U.S. Air Force and that is where we made out roots. He was an Oakland Raiders fan when he was younger, but slowly became a Cowboys fan, and by the time I came along - he was hooked.

We were your average lower middle class family, Dad went to work and Mom stayed home and took care of the house along with me and my sisters. Watching football in the 70's was much different than today(understatement of the day genius!), and when the Cowboys were playing, we didn't dare walk in front of the TV. When I was old enough to have heroes, mine was none other than great Roger Staubach. I remember running around in the backyar trying to emulate Roger when he would scramble around the field and cock his arm back and gun the ball to receivers down field. I begged my mom to buy one of those Staubach football uniforms that came in the box at KMart and she did - only it was a New England Patriots one. No problem, I tossed the jersey and would wear my Cowboys tshirt over the shoulder pads. Roger Staubach was the man - I still wear his Jersey to work on Football Friday now.

When I graduated high school in the 80's, I joined the Air Force and found myself in the Washington DC area - which is where I still live today.Being a Cowboy's fan in enemy territory is not always easy - although, I find just as many Cowboys fans here in DC as that other team in the area (I won't dignify them by actually giving their name). I've come to think that the DC in Washington DC could actually mean Dallas Cowboys - who knows really? Anyway, during my time in the Air Force, I traveled all around the world and across this great nation and one thing that I have learned is that no matter where you go there will always be Cowboys fans...and not just one or two - but a lot. I'm convinced that the Dallas Cowboys still are and always will be America's Team.

Now, if we can just get them 'Boys back to the Superbowl where they belong.

So, I'm wondering - why are you a Cowboys fan? I'd like to read when and why others became fans. This should keep us busy until the draft.


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