Dallas struggles to hang onto title as top city for football fans
Our love for the Dallas Cowboys is slipping, and it's not necessarily because of the team's performance on the field. WalletHub put together a list of the best and worst cities for football fans (both college and pro), and although Dallas just barely misses the overall top 10 — out of 245 cities — the rankings don't look nearly as good when you compare America's Team to the rest of the NFL.
There's no denying the Cowboys' impressive number of NFL championship wins (five), and the franchise is indeed ranked No. 1 in terms of value (Forbes agrees).
But when it comes to actual team performance, ticket prices to home games, and fan attendance, the numbers are pretty sad.
Out of 32 NFL teams, we rank No. 25 in fans who actually trek out to Arlington to see the games. That's probably because we're No. 28 in ticket prices — behind Boston, New York, and San Francisco — and AT&T Stadium is No. 26 in terms of accessibility.
And as their 4-12 record shows, the Boys are certainly not the best right now. WalletHub ranks them No. 15 in the league in terms of performance.
When it comes to college, Austin, home to the University of Texas Longhorns, is all the way down at No. 137, while Denton (Go Mean Green) is No. 175, and College Station, base of the Texas A&M Aggies, is No. 203. Baylor's Waco is the lowest-ranked city in Texas, at No. 213 out of 245.