We know that Governor Christie is a Dallas Cowboy fan. We also know he’s not the only one. Cowboy fans usually remain silent until their team wins and then you can’t shut them up. But did you ever wonder why there are so many Cowboy fans in New Jersey or how Dallas became “America’s Team?”

Gov. Christie hugs Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after the Cowboys' playoff win (YouTube)

If you were born around 1970, your childhood was filled with 3 bad local teams. The Giants would not see the playoffs until 1981, The Jets were crashing from their Super Bowl championship in 1969, dealing with various Joe Namath injuries, and The Eagles wouldn’t reach the playoffs until 1978 when they would go on to have 4 consecutive playoff seasons. It all started with the “Miracle of the Meadowlands” win over the Giants.

Meanwhile, mostly every Sunday at 4 pm, after the three local teams finished playing and losing, the Dallas game was being piped in. From 1970 through 1979, the Cowboys won more games than any other NFL franchise during that time. In addition, they won two Super Bowls, at the end of the 1971 and 1977 regular seasons.

That’s when Governor Christie claims to have become a fan. Are you a Cowboys fan? Willing to admit it? Please take our poll below: