The Dallas Cowboys.
It helped that the 31-26 Cowboys win was emotional and dramatic and important — important because Washington is a contending team. But more, important because the Cowboys are a lightning rod with a now 10-1 record.
The Denver Broncos (and the Indianapolis Colts) with the now-retired Peyton Manning were TV drawing cards. The New England Patriots have some of this sort of allure, and they are good this season, as usual. The Oakland Raiders are rarely as competitive as they are this season, and now they have allure. (Yes, TV people are giddy over the idea of a Cowboys Super Bowl against the Patriots or the Raiders.)
But this is how the Cowboys are “America’s Team.” They are not universally loved or universally loathed… they are simply almost universally watched.
(©2016 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)