The Dallas Cowboys may own the 'America's Team moniker, but the San Francisco 49ers may have something to say about that, judging by new data released from Custom Ink.
The poll (h/t Caitlyn Holroyd of theScore), looked at Google searches to find the most popular out-of-state team across America. As it turns out, the 49ers take the cake, with the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants coming in at a close second.
You can review the results of the poll below, as well as the most out-of-state teams in each in each state:
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A new study shows that the San Francisco 49ers, not the Dallas Cowboys, are most deserving of being called "America's Team."
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It's no surprise that the 49ers, Giants and Steelers were tops in the poll. All three franchises have plenty of history behind them, and the 49ers developed a huge fan base in the '80s and '90s, winning five Super Bowl championships over a 14-season span.
The Steelers owned the first dynasty in the Super Bowl era, winning four Lombardi Trophies in the '70s. Their fans travel extremely well and are always seen invading opposing teams' stadiums, too.
There are plenty of interesting takeaways from the poll. For one, the small market Jacksonville Jaguars are the most popular in the states of Minnesota and Montana. This is despite them being among the NFL's worst teams for a decade until last season.
It's also surprising to see so much popularity for the Steelers in the southern states, given their newly-formed rivalry with the Jaguars and the fact they defeated the Dolphins in the 2016 postseason.
It's also shocking to see the 49ers as the most popular out-of-state team in Texas, given their bitter rivalry with the Cowboys during the '90s. It's not surprising to see a handful of the nearby mid-western states giving so much love to the Cowboys, however.
These polls can easily change over the next several years, given that some teams will eventually win over more bandwagon fans. Either way, it's fun to look at which teams are garnering support from the other states.