Updated: Nov 10, 2020
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Since the 1970s, the Dallas Cowboys have been known as "America's Team." It's a nickname that fits the franchise well with the star on the helmet and their popularity across the country. They also get a lot of flak for the name, as other fanbases see it as pompous and it's not like the Cowboys have been world-beaters in the last 20 years.
After the Steelers, 24-19, win over the Cowboys on Sunday, dropping America's Team to 2-7, Ben Roethlisberger said the Cowboys might be America's Team but the Steelers fan base is more global.
“We're the Pittsburgh Steelers. We know everyone is coming for us," Roethlisberger said after the game. "I don’t want to take any shots at anybody, but if you didn’t know who America’s Team was then you should’ve seen the stands and all the Terrible Towels. Dallas may be America’s Team, but we'll be the world’s team. Cause we've got fans everywhere and they're the best in the world."
A lot of Pittsburgh media members at AT&T Stadium said there were a lot of Steelers fans at the game that had a capacity of 31,700, the largest NFL crowd of the 2020 season.
Steelers Nation represented well at Jerry's World and the franchise quarterback took notice by claiming that the Cowboys can have America's Team as their moniker, but the Steelers are the world's team.