Okay Cowboys Fans, Who Are We Rooting Against This Weekend?

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Please. No. Can't take it.
Some of us -- guilty -- figured that this weekend your Dallas Cowboys would be hosting the NFC Championship Game, just one step from staying in town and becoming the first team in NFL history to play in a Super Bowl in its own stadium.

Those plans, to say the least, went awry. Long ago.

At this point the best Cowboys fans can hope for is minimizing the damage and maximizing any drop of joy and entertainment out of Super Bowl XLV February 6 at Cowboys Stadium.

On Sunday it's Packers-Bears in the NFC and Jets-Steelers in the AFC. To me, it's pretty simple who we're rooting for. Or, honestly, which teams we are rooting against.

Chicago Bears - Sure, the Bears laid that memorable 44-0 whipping upon the Cowboys at Texas Stadium back in 1985 on their way to Super Bowl XX and we cringe every time we hear "Da Bearsch!" But the Cowboys don't have a long, much less storied history with Chicago. The Cowboys are 2-0 against the Bears in the playoffs, delivering a 37-7 thrashing of Walter Payton's team in 1977 and winning 17-13 in a Wild Card game at Soldier Field in 1991. Jay Cutler is a little goofy and the Bears beat the Cowboys, 27-20, back in Week 2 of this season in Arlington but, really, it's difficult to manufacture any hatred for Chicago.

Green Bay Packers - Cue the bitterness. I don't know, maybe it's because my memories are older than me, but I have an acute distaste for the Packers and Lambeau Field and Bart Starr and Brett Favre (who will always be Green Bay to me). Stems from, of course, the two NFL Championship Game losses to the Packers in 1966-67. The first one was a 34-27 loss in the Cotton Bowl and the second one -- infamously -- was the 21-17 defeat at Lambeau in the Ice Bowl. Since then the Cowboys have owned Green Bay in the playoffs, winning playoff games over the Pack in '93, '94 and '95. Despite the 4-2 post-season record, there's still something wrong about watching GB celebrate. Besides, that 45-7 embarrassment back on November 7 still stings.

New York Jets - It's cool to hate the Giants and especially the Yankees, but the Jets? Why? The Cowboys are 7-2 all-time against them -- including a 34-3 win in '07 in the most recent meeting -- and they've never met in the post-season. The Jets kept Tom Brady out of Dallas, sent that smug Bill Belichick and his stupid hoodie into vacation and one of their own -- TCU running back LaDanian Tomlinson -- is one of our own.You might not like Rex Ryan's bravado or the fact that their kicker -- Nick Folk -- is a former Cowboy we'd probably like to have back, but to me it's easy to pull for these Jets.

Pittsburgh Steelers - No brainer. It goes back to Franco Harris and Terry Bradshaw and Lynn Swann and Jack Lambert all the way up to Bill Cowher. Some of the dislike is, let's admit, jealousy. As the Steelers have a record six Super Bowls to Dallas' five, it would be nauseating to see them take a two-game lead in our own building. The Steelers, of course, twice beat the Cowboys in Super Bowls - by four points each in X and XIII. If it weren't for Neil O'Donnell in XXX, I'd have nothing positive at all to say about Pittsburgh. Sure these Steelers have former Cowboy Flozell Adams and ex-SMU receiver Emmanuel Sanders, but having to stomach the Terrible Towel waving in Cowboys Stadium is a Doomsday scenario.

Add it all up and if you're a Cowboys fan this weekend you're rooting for these matchups, in order of preference:

1. Jets vs. Bears.

2. Jets vs. Packers.

3. Bears vs. Steelers.

4. Steelers vs. Packers.

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Lyricdragonfly
Lyricdragonfly

Number 4 it is. As a life-long Steelers fan, I can only say, SORRY!

Whitevanillamusk
Whitevanillamusk

Da Bears for the win! Jets or Steelers, either one from the AFC, works for me. I want Da Bears to bring all home to Chi Town. Go Bears! Packers suck.

Scott
Scott

The Mavericks,.... the NFL season was over October-ish

vickie
vickie

cant wait to see the STEELERS win a 7th superbowl in JERRY world!!!!!!

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Where are the cookies? WTF? Well get your ass in there and finish them Vickie!

Roadsidecouch
Roadsidecouch

The Squealers can go to hell. I'll take the Jets, despite being from NY over the heretics from GB who dare think themselves America's team. Besudes, Wisconsinites are nothing but NY wannabes with cows. At least the Jets fans have sense enough to follow the Jets and not the rival Giants, A superbore win by the Jets will allow them to rub it in their faces,

anony_j
anony_j

How's that bitterness working out for you? NY wannabes? Show me a 'sconnie that has ever tried to be anything like a New Yorker. Go ahead. Try.

Fraggy
Fraggy

if you pick anything other than 1, jets/bears, you're not a true, blue cowboys fan!

Bill Lumbergh
Bill Lumbergh

No kidding. What Cowboys fan could possibly want a Packer or Steeler anywhere near this Super Bowl?

I don't care how boring you think Bears/Jets would be, having either of the other two teams taking over Cowboys Stadium is disgusting.

Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett

"Add it all up and if you're a Cowboys fan this weekend you're rooting for these matchups, in order of preference"

Boy, you ain't got no right, by God, telling me who to root for if'n I'm a Cowboys fan. One of these days, little boy Richie, you'll get your comeuppance. Also, I'm itchin' to know why there ain't more than two stories? I reckon you're too busy? I could tell you a story or 1000 about hard work and not "going through the motions" as you appear to be doing.

Your friend,Davy

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Holy Eff, $200 to stand outside the stadjum and watch the Super Bowl on his TV's so he can try to set the attendance record. Thats about $100-$150 too much.

luniz
luniz

I'm mostly rooting against Pittsburgh, I'm just tired of them. Packers - Jets would be an alright, if unusually green Superbowl. Bears are a little bit boring.

MattL1
MattL1

If you want to get the biggest bang for the buck in terms of alcohol and food sales during Super Bowl week, root for the Packers. Trust me.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

The best game would be packers steelers, but pack, steel, and jets, fans would all travel well. Also having the Foot Fetish do press conferences all week here would be awesome.

Captain America
Captain America

VOMIT on the Shittsburgh SteAlers. VOMIT on anything associated with the Shittsburgh SteAlers. Other than the New York Skankees, there is no other team in all of sports that gets everything handed to them on a silver platter by the refs. It happened consistently 30+ years ago and it still happens today. Swann TRIPPING Benny Barnes and winding up with a SB trophy for it. Holmes never getting his toes down on that last catch in the SB a couple of seasons ago. And the most crooked game in the history of sports against Seattle in the SB they STOLE. The refs from tyhat game should have been executed.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

I've got a Terrible Towel you can cry in to...

Jedis54
Jedis54

Give me Bears/Steelers. I want to see a Black head football coach win a 3rd Super Bowl in 5 years.

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

Conventional wisdom would seem to dictate that as a Cowboy fan, I would be rooting against the Packers and Steelers this weekend, but a Jets-Bears Super Bowl is about as enticing as a Tabasco enema.

Therefore...GO PACK! GO STEELERS! Save Super Bowl Sunday from the terrifying alternative!!!

Cliff Lee
Cliff Lee

Phillies all the way. It's too damn hot in Texas and the traffic is horrible. Plus, y'all are some cheap bastards.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Meh..good strong article RW..nice to see you still have that chicken on hand. I swear, you regress more daily .. than the Artic ice shelf..pow, pow

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Packers and either AFC team will be a beating. I don't give a crap about it from a Cowboys point of view, I just want to see a good game. But two weeks of Jets jawing or Rothlis-rapist will be a complete and total beating.

There is no way I want to see Cutler in a Super Bowl or have him be able to claim he was in one. Packers/Jets with Packers winning just to peeve Favre is my choice.

Captain America
Captain America

We don't give a crap about your point of view, loser. Take yourself and your FAGGY yellow towel and go find a Shittburgh SteAler blog to lurk around in. And if you're a Cheesehead fan, screw you nearly almost as much.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Can't take a joke, Captain Pissy? If you bothered to read you'd notice I said I just wanted a good game. And my personal preference is GB/Jets. You don't like it? Meh. Especially considering my input probably won't be taken into account when the games kick off. I'm not a Steeler fan at all, but the chance to make a funny at someone a little too wound up about them? Priceless.

Mishon
Mishon

This is a no brainer....anyone but the steelers! If they make the super bowl, they will tie the cowboys for most apperances all time, and to do it at cowboy's stadium will hurt. If they make it, I may not even watch. I won't be able to watch them win another one.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Give me Jets/Packers. Won't be able to stand the Steelers getting another ring, and the Packers will play better in Jerryland than the Bears will.

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