The Dallas Cowboys are one of many NFL teams that aren't based exactly where they say they are.

The Dallas Cowboys have been based in the Dallas area for their entire history which began in 1960. Believe it or not, they were kinda the New England Patriots of those early days, missing the playoffs only twice between 1966 and 1985.

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Back to their location, the team headquarters is in Frisco, Texas ... once decorated by the work of an El Paso artist ... and their stadium is located in Arlington, Texas.

While The Cowboys may not be based in Dallas proper, at least they are in Texas. Both New York teams ... The Giants and The Jets ... play in New Jersey.

My beloved New England Patriots don't play in "New England" because there is no such city or state. NE is a region occupied by Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut. The Patriots stadium is in Foxborough, Mass.

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Those are not the only ones, here are some more:

The Chicago Bears recently started the process of moving into a new stadium and may soon join the list of NFL teams that aren't from their namesake city.

Most of the other NFL teams use their state of origin rather than a city.

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