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TD29
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The 1990's Cowboys were a better team than the 2000's Patriots

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Started: 3/6/2011 Category: Sports
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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dhaase

Pro

The Cowboys won 3 super bowls in 4 years in the early 1990's. They didn't just win these super bowls, they dominated them. They were also undefeated in the super bowls that they played in during the 90's. The same can't be said for the New England Patriots who lost one of there super bowls to the New York Giants. The Cowboys also had a lot of hall of famers on this team including Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irving and Deion Sanders. The Cowboys were a great all around team and it showed in their 52-17 win over the Bills in Super Bowl XXVII
TD29

Con

First, I would like say that I do respect and admire what the Cowboys did in the early 1900's and their dynasty.

The Patriots did lose Super Bowl 42, but that was their fourth super bowl appearance in the six years, one more than the Cowboys of the early 90's. The Dallas Cowboys did have many impressive and highly decorated players in NFL history, but the Patriots did not have many premier players at the time of their first Super Bowl. New England did not have a true star on offense in their first super bowls and the comparison of Troy Brown to Michael Irving is not one that should be made. Also, having the NFL's all-time leading rusher in Emmitt Smith must have been nice for the Cowboys. The Patriots are famous for forming "the Patriot Way" in their Super Bowl success and that is " Team mindset, work ethic, and versatility".

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Debate Round No. 1
dhaase

Pro

All of the Patriots super bowl victories were won by a field goal. Adam Vinatieri was the reason they won all of those games. However the Cowboys won all of there super bowls by double digits. They not only won 3 out of 4 super bowls but they dominated there opponents. Also, the Cowboys made it to the NFC championship game in 1994, so they almost made it back and that would of been 4 straight years. On the other side the Patriots didn't even make it to the playoffs the season following their first super bowl victory of the three. Double digit super bowl victories and the only year they didn't make the super bowl they made it to the conference championship, i think that is more impressive than the patriots dynasty.
TD29

Con

The Patriots did not need a last second Adam Vinatieri kick to win Super Bowl 39. The Patriots play in an era with much more parity than that of the 90's. From 2000-2011 the only team in the NFC to return to the Super Bowl was the New York Giants, I think that speaks to the level of parity of today. Also, look at who the New England Patriots defeated in their first Super Bowl, "The Greatest Show on Turf". They are widely considered as one of the greatest offenses in NFL history with stars such as Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Torry Holt, and Isaac Bruce. The Patriots were tremendous 14 point under dogs in Super Bowl 36, because they were facing the defending champs and they did it with a 6th round back up QB in Tom Brady. The way they achieved their Super Bowl wins and their consistency in the decade shows why the Patriots are considered one of the NFL's primer franchises.
Debate Round No. 2
dhaase

Pro

dhaase forfeited this round.
TD29

Con

I thank my opponent for the good debate and for opening my understanding of the 90s Cowboys.

Though I will close with saying that the New England Patriots won 3 Super Bowls while in an era in the NFL know for their parity and the fast paced and constantly moving free agent market. They also did it with low key players such as Troy Brown and David Patten. They defeated the Greatest Show On Turf which propelled them to being the of the 2000's and showed themselves to be one of the NFL's premier franchises.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Loserboi 6 years ago
Loserboi
The Patriots dynasty was the most impressive dynasty in history due to salary cap complications
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