Why Are Cowboys Fans So Hated?

Everyone or should I say most people that come to this site are Dallas Cowboy fans. So I ask this question why are we so hated by other NFL fans?

It seems to me being a loyal Cowboy fan for 30 years, that we are the most hated fans. Everywhere I go wearing my Dallas gear proudly, I get scorned by people. ” What about those Cowboys?” they laugh. I respond ” I know didn’t they have a good season. I am so proud of them!” I get shocked looks.

They think I am a crazy old woman that doesn’t know anything about football. They usually respond by saying ” I was talking about the Minnesota game.” I shrug my shoulders and say ” Yea, we got beat in that game, but I am referring to the season. We weren’t even considered for the playoffs in the beginning of the season. Everyone thought we might be 8-8 if we where lucky, and instead we ended our season with the NFC East Title and finished at 11-5. So yes I am proud of my boys.” That usually ends the conversation for some reason.

Reading other NFL sites, I find that 80% of football fans want any team but the Cowboys to be in the Super Bowl. We have been to the big game too many times they say. Yes we have, but so have the Steelers, Colts, Patriots etc. So why are we disliked?

Jerry Jones is one reason. Fans that have turned on the ‘Boys say that is why. They where big Cowboy fans, then Jerry bought the team and let Tom Landry go. Sure that was a tough ride for all Cowboys fans, but the real fans found reasons for staying. Mine was finding a player I liked. After Danny White left I had to find a new favorite. Then this awesome fullback called “Moose” caught my eye. That was enough to keep me a Cowboy Fan.

Being a Cowboy fan as we all know can be tough when we lose, but the true Starstruck Cowboy fans can handle all the mean and hateful things that are thrown our way.

We stick together through tough times and we celebrate the good ones.

Comments
  1. Chris Grey

    Love the Cowboys and so does my son. We live in Pittsburgh Pa. and in a house with Steeler fans! It is tough but we stay proud of our Cowboys! Anyone who hates a team or anyone for that matter is pure jealousy! they won’t admit if of course but there is no other reason, it’s cut and dry plain old jealousy!

    • Raina

      Chris you are so right. Cowboy Fans stay true for years and we seem to pass it on to the next generation. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Debbie

    Also,hated because we’re called”Americas’s Team”..I know alot of Cowboys haters,in which that phrase eats them alive!!..lol

    • Raina

      Debbie u are right the tag America’s Team does tick people off, but what better team to represent your country.

    • MC

      Me too, I am a big Cowboys follower who I really love the Greatest thing in my opinion that God created The Dallas Cowboys. Who cares about the other teams that’s right I am from Jersey, really loved my “Dallas Cowboys”
      Love ya, Jerry Jones;Peace MC.

  3. Dave

    Been a fan over 30 years and have seen the hate!! But, I love it!! I just smile right back and say thank you!

    Most of the time no one even knows why they hate them, I get the standard answer…they suck. It’s all jealousy. I don’t care if they hate, I proudly stand by my team like standing by my country and family!!

    • Raina

      Dave I like the way you think!

  4. Melinda

    I come from a family of Cowboy fans. We live in Raven/Redskins Country. We are proud Cowboy fans! I have many people who ask why do we like the Cowboys! I usually shut them up when I say I like winners!! 5 superbowl wins and they have been to Super Bowl more than that. Of course Troy, Emmitt, Michael, Jay, Moose, Leon, Russel helped to love them even more!

  5. Rob V.

    Most people hate when others succeed. With all the Cowboys success over the years people tend to turn against them. I’ve said it before that other teams and fans measure themselves against the Boys. Whether the Boys are good or bad if other teams beat them then they believe they have taken the next step and that goes for the fans also. Let’s look at the facts. The Cowboys just completed their 50th season. Of those 50 years they have been better then .500 33 times and have made the playoffs 30 times. Incredible!!!!

  6. George

    I guesse we will always be hated. When people talk about Americas Team the same team comes to mind the ‘BOYS. Not the cheating patriots,Steelers, Or niners. We have had the most consecutive winning seasons and that will stand for a long time. 2010season the super bowl will be in Texas Stadium. We will be the only team to host it and win it. I tell you if it goes that rout they will really be hating on us even more. COWBOYS for life.
    HOW ‘BOUT THEM COWBOYS

  7. nate

    for me, i guess the parallel would be yankees fans that live outside of new york. i hear the exact same hateful comments directed towards yankees fans in my area and have even talked to some of those people to see what their view was on why we are so hated. many times we agree that 1. people hate our owners and 2. they are jealous of our repeated success. this is also usually folowed by eff dallas. lol…yankees fans and giants fans are one in the same in most cases…lmao…so yeah, our owner and our success are the top reasons why i believe the cowboys are the most hated team(along with the yankees) in all of sports. with that said…HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!?
    starstruck4life,
    mr.ninja

  8. KempsWifey27

    I have been a Cowboys fan for as long as I can remember, I remember watching the Cowboys Play the Skins when I was 7 years old, and I couldn’t help but fall in love. It was love at first sight….P.S my Dad
    was a Redskin fan!! I got alot of sh**t from other people who accused me of only being a Dallas fan beacause my Dad was from Texas, I was like really is that the best you got? Because my Dad was not a Dallas fan he was a Deadskin/49er fan… I can not really relate to some fans who live in different parts of the U.S (that’s not Texas)I live in Los Angeles, were most of the population is either a Traider, charger, or Dallas fan! However my family your either a Dallas Fan or a Traider fan…and Boy do we go at it all the time, but its all in good fun! As for all the HATERS out their, I think they are just jealous, cuz no other team is a successful or popular as their teams I don’t even think it has to do with
    who owns Dallas (in my experience) I think it benefits haters when JJ makes not so smart choices. I just say let them hate, that is all they can do! Unfortunately they weren’t blessed or lucky enough to be born a COWBOYS FAN!! We are the best and most Loyal fans I know! GO COWBOYS!!!

  9. Tom

    I always see it as a storied history. When teams are successful for so long, you breed hate. Not many teams can brag that you have fans in every state that come annually to see you play. Five SB trophies is nothing to sneeze at.

    I’ve been respectful of other teams in the past to only get scorn by other fans. This year I say no more. No tirades, but when your team gets no credit for winning your division and your QB matching stats with some of the “elite” quarterbacks in the NFL burns me. Even from people who are supposed to be “objective” and even by other Cowboys “fans”. The bottom line is that the hate is a sign of respect. You’re hated because of your past and your present. You’re hated because of of the “America’s Team” motto (that the team did NOT make up!).

    We’re the Yankees. We’re the Sox. We’re popular and the Star shines brightly no matter what Jerry does or how calm Wade is. I’ll always be a fan (since 1974). No matter what or who is under center, or catches a pass. It’s always about the Star. Here in the DC area we’re hammered with the Skins talk. I get abuse all the time. I say, “Really 4-12? Do you really want to tangle with me?”

    I’ll be a fan until I die. And Jesus better set aside time on Sundays, so we can look down into the hole in the roof so we can watch our favorite team play! :o )

  10. fasted623

    I have been a Cowboy fan since I was knee high to a pup! Even at 1-15 I did not deter. I have been to 47 of the 50 states and there are Cowboys lovers and haters in all of them. There does not seem to be an in between. They either love them or hate them. I live in the Pacific Nortwest. Everyone thinks I am supposed to be a Seahawk fan. Had a Seahawk fan tell me the Cowboys Suck! Let me get this straight, your team has lost 12 games and won 2. My team has won 12 and lost 2 and my team sucks. Got it! Tom is right that any team that wins consistently is hated. when the Boys win I hear nothing at work. If they lose I am hammered all the next day with “how bout them Cowboys”! I think I will have my coffin done in Cowboy colors and a big star on top.

    • Raina

      Hey I saw a cowboy coffin. Pretty considering what it is. I want my flag draped over mine. Ok on to more cheerful things lol Thanks for the comment!

  11. la15m34

    I have been a cowboys fan for life and I just cant see myself being a fan of any other NFL team. I dont think that the tag of being “America’s Team” will ever change. It just wont happen. I think hating the cowboys is an illness within itself.

  12. ayre

    Living in DC I’m hated by default, but non-Redskins fans give me crap too. I love it!