Survey: Cowboys no longer 'America's Team' -- Packers most loved

Survey: Cowboys no longer 'America's Team' -- Packers most loved

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Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers tries to get away from Dallas Cowboys' DeMarcus Ware (94) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009, in Green Bay, Wis.

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by KENS 5 staff

kens5.com

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 10:27 AM

Are the Dallas Cowboys still "America's Team?" A new national survey says that title, first bestowed on the Cowboys in the 1970s, now belongs to another team.

According to a Public Policy Polling survey, 22 percent of voters said the Green Bay Packers are their favorite team. The Cowboys were second with half of that amount: 11 percent.

After that, it was 8 percent for the Chicago Bears, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers; 7 percent for the New Orleans Saints; 6 percent for the New England Patriots; 4 percent for the Washington Redskins; and 2 percent for the New York Jets. Beyond that, 24 percent named another team or didn't have a favorite.

The Cowboys did lead in some other categories, though. The survey showed that 41 percent of voters have a negative opinion of the team (compared to 29 percent having a favorable opinion.) And 22 percent listed the Cowboys as their least favorite team. That makes the Cowboys America's least liked team -- or perhaps their favorite villain.

Click for the full details of the survey...

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