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The roof was open and the stars were out for as The Academy of Country Music held its annual awards show live from AT&T Stadium last night.   Continue reading →

PICKIN AT SWEET SIXTEEN: Dallas Cowboys to host NFL Draft Party from AT&T Stadium | 2014 NFL Draft 2014

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IRVING, Texas – Dallas Cowboys fans living in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area will have the opportunity to take in the NFL draft in style tomorrow night.

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COWBOYS AT&T STADIUM GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE: Dallas Cowboys hope to capture division title vs. Philadelphia Eagles in final home game of 2013-2014 season

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    WHAT: Philadelphia Eagles (9-6) at Dallas Cowboys (8-7)

    WHEN: Sunday, 7:30 p.m. (CST)

    WHERE: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

    TELEVISION: NBC (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya)

If you’re planning to attend Sunday’s game, here are some other things to look for before, during and after the game.

    Did You Know:

    The roof and the doors are expected to be closed for this game.  Please note that this can change up to 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

    The key times for Sunday’s game include:

      • Parking Lots open at 1 p.m.

      • Plazas open at 4:30 p.m.

      • Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

      • Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.

      To create an intimidating atmosphere for the game, rally towels will be placed on every seat in the stadium.

      Pregame ceremonies will be held to commemorate the following awards: High School Coach of the Year, Community Quarterback Award and Bob Lilly Award.

      There will also be a commemoration of the United Way’s 40th anniversary in Dallas-Fort Worth.

          On the Plazas

        Other forms of entertainment will abound at AT&T Stadium on Sunday.

          Dallas-area rapper Dorrough will perform on the East Plaza from 6:35 p.m. until 6:55 p.m.

          East Texas country band Westbound 21 will perform on the West Plaza from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

          Starting at 4 p.m., Randy Lann, the Official Grill Master of the Dallas Cowboys, and Joe Cahn, the Commissioner of Tailgating, will be heading out into the parking lots with the Tailgate Nation crew. Find out where they’re at by following @CowboysTGN on Twitter or liking them on Facebook at Dallas Cowboys Tailgate Nation for updates.

          Rhythm & Blues Dance Team, Rhythm & Blues Drum Line and Rhythm & Blues Break Boys will each perform on both East & West plaza before the game.

          There will also be a free Kids Zone, complete with mechanical bull, rock climbing wall and zip line. There will also be NFL Play 60 games, face painting and balloon animals.

          There will also be giveaways like official game-used merchandise, CD’s, and much more  on each stage in the plazas for games like Karaoke Contest, Ladder Golf, Bag Toss and Dance Contest

          There will also be Plaza food and beverage discounts:  $2 12oz. soda & bottled water; $5 12oz. Miller beer, as well as discounted hot dogs, burgers and sausages.

              In-Game Entertainment

              Trumpeter Freddie Jones will once again perform the national anthem Sunday, as he is scheduled to do for every home game this fall. Jones’ instrumental anthem was wildly popular at the Cowboys’ season opener.

              The night’s halftime entertainment will be a show by the Kilgore Rangerettes.

              The Cowboys will honor their 2014 Pro Bowl selections with a video during the game.

                  Looking For 20

                All season long, Cowboys fans attending home games will be hoping for at least 20 points. This year, Papa John’s has partnered with the Cowboys for the ultimate fan promotion. Any game in which the Cowboys get at least 20 points, all fans in attendance will get 50 percent off their entire order the following day at papajohns.com with promo code COWBOYS20. Offer valid for regular-priced menu items and only at participating stores.

                  New Bag Policy

                Fans are reminded to remember the NFL’s new bag policy which will be in effect Sunday night and at every Cowboys home game.

                Only hand-held purses will be allowed into the stadium, along with clear plastic tote bags that do not exceed 12”x6”x12” inches.

                Items such as backpacks, coolers, large purses, camera bags, diaper bags, fanny packs and seat cushions are not allowed into the stadium under the new NFL safety rules.

                  Traffic and Parking

                  Fans are recommended to use the Dallas Cowboys interactive parking site for all travels to AT&T Stadium.  This website provides the best route from point of origin to the pre-purchased or selected cash parking lot.

                  The I-30 HOV lane is being converted to a managed toll lane.  As a result, HOV lanes from west of downtown Dallas to the Tarrant County line will not be available.  However, you can access the HOV lane that serves the left exit to Legends/AT&T Way, as it will continue to be open for in-bound and out-bound needs.

                  Lamar Avenue in Arlington is under construction and has been reduced to one lane from Collins to Ballpark Way.

                      Tailgating

                      Tailgating is permitted in designated tailgating spaces located along the perimeter of each of the AT&T Stadium and Rangers parking lots.  The spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

                      There will be no early admittance into parking lots.

                      Parking privileges can be revoked at any time for failure to follow parking guidelines.

                      COWBOYS AT&T STADIUM GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE: Dallas Cowboys hope to corral Green Bay Packers in 2013-2014 home game 7 of 8

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                        WHAT: Green Bay Packers (6-6-1) at Dallas Cowboys (7-6)

                        WHEN: Sunday, 3:25 (CST)

                        WHERE: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

                        TELEVISION: Fox (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman & Pam Oliver)

                        If you’re one of the fortunate fans to attend tomorrow’s game, here are some things to look for before, during and after the game.

                        Did You Know:

                        • The roof and the doors are expected to be closed for this game.  Please note that this can change up to 90 minutes prior to kickoff.

                          • The key times for Sunday’s game include:

                            Parking Lots open at 10 a.m.

                            Plazas open at Noon

                            Doors open at 1 p.m.

                            Kickoff is 3:25 p.m.

                          • Ford is the title sponsor for this game and will provide 60,000 Dallas Cowboys Car Flags to fans as they exit AT&T Stadium after the game.

                          • Dallas Cowboys Alumni will be signing autographs in the club areas one hour prior to kickoff.

                            • Main Club Home : Jay Novacek

                            • Main Club Visitors : Rayfield Wright

                            • Silver Club Home : John Gesek

                            • Silver Club Visitors : Mel Renfro

                                  *Alumni are subject to change/cancellations. One item/autograph per person. Autographs are not guaranteed. Prohibited items are not permitted inside AT&T Stadium.

                                  On the Plazas

                                  Other forms of entertainment will abound at AT&T Stadium.

                                • FOX Sports’ Robot, Cleatus, will be taking photos by the Miller Lite East Plaza stage from 12:00-3:00pm.

                                • Santa Claus and Reindeer will be taking photos in ‘Santa’s Village’ on the AT&T West Plaza from 12:00-3:00pm – Free for all kids

                                • The Dallas Cowboys Center for Dance’s Youth Dancers will be performing on the AT&T West Plaza during pregame.

                                • Jana Kramer Band will perform on the AT&T West Plaza at 12:45 and 2:15 pm.

                                • Rhythm & Blues Dance Team, Rhythm & Blues Drum Line and Rhythm & Blues Break Boys will each perform on both East & West plaza before the game.

                                • There will also be a free Kids Zone, complete with mechanical bull, rock climbing wall and zip line. There will also be NFL Play 60 games, face painting and balloon animals.

                                • There will also be giveaways like official game-used merchandise, CD’s, and much more  on each stage in the plazas for games like Karaoke Contest, Ladder Golf, Bag Toss and Dance Contest

                                • There will also be Plaza food and beverage discounts:  $2 for 12oz. soda & bottled water; $5 12oz. Miller beer, as well as discounted hot dogs, burgers and sausages.

                                        In-Game Entertainment

                                      • Trumpeter Freddie Jones will once again perform the national anthem Sunday, as he is scheduled to do for every home game this fall. Jones’ instrumental anthem was wildly popular at the Cowboys’ season opener.

                                      • The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will perform the Christmas Spectacular dance show during halftime.

                                      • Time Machine will perform during the Post-Game Party on the Main Concourse East Platform.

                                              Looking For 20

                                              All season long, Cowboys fans attending home games will be hoping for at least 20 points. This year, Papa John’s has partnered with the Cowboys for the ultimate fan promotion. Any game in which the Cowboys get at least 20 points, all fans in attendance will get 50 percent off their entire order the following day at papajohns.com with promo code COWBOYS20. Offer valid for regular-priced menu items and only at participating stores.

                                              New Bag Policy

                                              Fans are reminded to remember the NFL’s new bag policy, which will be in effect Sunday night and at every Dallas Cowboys home game this season.

                                              Only hand-held purses will be allowed into the stadium, along with clear plastic tote bags that do not exceed 12”x6”x12” inches.

                                              Items such as backpacks, coolers, large purses, camera bags, diaper bags, fanny packs and seat cushions are not allowed into the stadium under the new NFL safety rules.

                                              Traffic and Parking

                                            • It’s recommended to use the Dallas Cowboys interactive parking site for all travels to AT&T Stadium.  This website provides the best route from point of origin to the pre-purchased or selected cash parking lot.

                                            • The I-30 HOV lane is being converted to a managed toll lane.  As a result, HOV lanes from west of downtown Dallas to the Tarrant County line will not be available.  However, you can access the HOV lane that serves the left exit to Legends/AT&T Way, as it will continue to be open for in-bound and out-bound needs.

                                            • Lamar Avenue in Arlington is under construction and has been reduced to one lane from Collins to Ballpark Way.

                                                    Tailgating

                                                  • Tailgating is permitted in designated tailgating spaces located along the perimeter of each of the AT&T Stadium and Rangers parking lots.  The spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

                                                  • There will be no early admittance into parking lots.

                                                  • Parking privileges can be revoked at any time for failure to follow parking guidelines.

                                                  RAIDERS AND BRAIDERS: Dallas Cowboys create a hair raising event on Thanksgiving Day inside AT&T Stadium

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                                                  Photos courtesy, clockwise from top left: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports; John F. Rhodes/Special to the DMN; Brandon Wade/AP

                                                  Just for fun, here are some locks frozen in time by super fast shutter speeds during the annual Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving day game. 

                                                  No words on what these players and performers were grateful for on the holiday. Good hair, I presume.

                                                  Whether blonde, brunette or somewhere in between, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have hair to die for.

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                                                  Photo courtesy, Louis DeLuca | DMN | Thursday, November 28, 2013

                                                  Dallas Cowboys strong safety Danny McCray (40) and cornerback B.W. Webb (20) gave Oakland Raiders kick returner Taiwan Jones something to dread during the Dallas Cowboys victory at AT&T Stadium.

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                                                  Photo courtesy: Tom Fox | DMN

                                                  Singer, actress, and Grand Prairie native Selena Gomez’ hair was kinky and her skirt was stringy as she performed for philanthropy during the Dallas Cowboys vs.Oakland Raiders halftime show at AT&T Stadium.

                                                  Special thanks: Michael Hamtil | DMN

                                                  LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION VIDEO: Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium Gameday Spectacle of Light

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                                                  Watch as the the lights of Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium come alive. Song: Shut Em Down by Cell Dweller. Courtesy of Fixt/Position Music. . (Watch Video | Play Audio)

                                                  DALLAS COWBOYS AT&T STADIUM: GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE | 2013-2014 Dallas Cowboys host Minnesota Vikings

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                                                  WHAT: Minnesota Vikings (1-6) at Dallas Cowboys (4-4)  WHEN: Sunday, Noon (CST)
                                                  WHERE: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas  TELEVISION: Fox

                                                  The Dallas Cowboys fifth home game of the 2013 season will feature the reigning NFL MVP in Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson.

                                                  While the Cowboys will be looking to get back over .500 with a win tomorrow, there will be several festivities taking place long before the kickoff, which is scheduled for Noon. (Don’t forget to set the clocks back for Daylight Savings).

                                                  Here are some things to look for:

                                                  New Style Lounge

                                                  This Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys are hosting the NFL’s style lounge on the Ackermann platform near the escalators on the 400 level. This pop-up store will feature a variety of fashion and accessories, targeted the female football fan.

                                                  This year’s lounge is sponsored by Covergirl, who will provide complimentary fanicures, featuring team-nail art.

                                                  Other items at the lounge include a wide range of products such as hand bags, glitzed-out watches and affordable vintage style t-shirts and chic jewelry.

                                                  Did You Know:

                                                  • The roof and the doors are expected to be open for this game.  Please note that this can change up to 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
                                                  • Dr Pepper is pleased to provide Dallas Cowboys Bandanas to the first 50,000 fans to the game.
                                                  • Dallas Cowboys Alumni will be signing autographs in the club areas one hour prior to kickoff.
                                                    • Main Club Home : Preston Pearson
                                                    • Main Club Visitors : Walt Garrison
                                                    • Silver Club Home : Pettis Norman
                                                    • Silver Club Visitors : John Gesek

                                                  On the Plazas

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                                                  Other forms of entertainment will abound at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium on Sunday.

                                                  • On the West Plaza around 11: 25 a.m., the Cowboys are giving away a free Harley Davidson motorcycle to one fan. Three lucky contestants will get the keys, but only one will get to drive away with their new ride.
                                                  • Also on the West Plaza at 11 a.m., the Air Force will conduct an enlistment ceremony.
                                                  • Former tight end Billy Joe DuPree will be the featured guest for the alumni interview.
                                                  • The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will split their squad in half for pregame performances on both the East and West Plazas at 10:35 a.m.
                                                  • Rhythm & Blues Dance Team, Rhythm & Blues Drum Line and Rhythm & Blues Break Boys will each perform on both East & West plaza before the game.
                                                  • There will also be a free Kids Zone, complete with mechanical bull, rock climbing wall and zip line. There will also be NFL Play 60 games, face painting and balloon animals.
                                                  • There will also be giveaways like official game-used merchandise, CD’s, and much more  on each stage in the plazas for games like Karaoke Contest, Ladder Golf, Bag Toss and Dance Contest
                                                  • There will also be Plaza food and beverage discounts1:  $2 12oz. soda & bottled water $5 12oz. Miller beer, as well as discounted hot dogs, burgers and sausages.

                                                  In-Game Entertainment

                                                  • Trumpeter Freddie Jones will once again perform the national anthem Sunday, as he is scheduled to do for every home game this fall. Jones’ instrumental anthem was wildly popular at the Dallas Cowboys’ season opener.
                                                  • During the anthem, a full-field American flag will be presented by the US Army 470th Military Intelligence Brigade, ROTC cadets and personnel from the Wounded Warrior Project.
                                                  • Sunday’s halftime show will feature a Dr. Pepper Tuition Toss, where two lucky fans have a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship. And in honor of Military Night, Dr. Pepper will match this donation for two military representatives as well.

                                                  Looking For 20

                                                  All season long, Dallas Cowboys fans attending home games will be hoping for at least 20 points. This year, Papa John’s has partnered with the Cowboys for the ultimate fan promotion. Any game in which the Cowboys get at least 20 points, all fans in attendance will get 50 percent off their entire order the following day at papajohns.com with promo code COWBOYS20. Offer valid for regular-priced menu items and only at participating stores.

                                                  New Bag Policy

                                                  Fans are reminded to remember the NFL’s new bag policy, which will be in effect at every Cowboys home game this season.

                                                  Only hand-held purses will be allowed into the stadium, along with clear plastic tote bags that do not exceed 12”x6”x12” inches.

                                                  Items such as backpacks, coolers, large purses, camera bags, diaper bags, fanny packs and seat cushions are not allowed into the stadium under the new NFL safety rules.

                                                  Traffic & Parking:

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                                                  • It’s recommended to use the Dallas Cowboys interactive parking site for all travels to AT&T Stadium.  This website provides the best routes from point of origin to the pre-purchased or selected cash parking lot.

                                                  AT&T STADIUM GAMEDAY EXPERIENCE: Larry Allen to receive Hall of Fame ring during Cowboys-Redskins game

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                                                  WHAT: Washington Redskins (1-3) at Dallas Cowboys (2-3)
                                                  WHEN: Sunday, 7:30  p.m. (CDT)
                                                  WHERE: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
                                                  TELEVISION: NBC

                                                  The Dallas Cowboys play their fourth home game and their second Sunday Night Football game this weekend against their NFC East rivals, the Washington Redskins. 

                                                  Here are some things to look for:

                                                  One More Ring For Larry Allen

                                                  Newly-inducted Pro Football Hall of Famer Larry Allen already has several rings. He earned one when he helped the Cowboys to the Super Bowl XXX championship, and he was added to the team’s Ring of Honor on Nov. 6.

                                                  Allen will be presented with his Hall of Fame ring during halftime of the Cowboys-Redskins game, as he became the 12th Cowboys player and the 14th member of the Cowboys organization to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Allen was enshrined on Aug. 3, the night before the Cowboys’ Hall of Fame Game victory against Miami to open the 2013 preseason.

                                                  Allen will wear his iconic gold Hall of Fame jacket for the ceremony, and his Hall of Fame bust, which typically resides in the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, will be shipped to Dallas for the occasion.

                                                  Did You Know?

                                                  • The roof and doors are scheduled to be closed.  Please note that this can change up to 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
                                                  • LED bracelets will be given to fans attending the game, courtesy of Reliant and the Dallas Cowboys.

                                                  On the Plazas

                                                  Other forms of entertainment will abound at AT&T Stadium on Sunday.

                                                    • The Jason Dee Williams Band will perform on the East Plaza from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday night, just before kickoff.
                                                    • On the West Plaza, the J.J. Pearce Mustang Stampede Dance Group will give 10-minute performances at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
                                                    • The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will split their squad in half for pregame performances on both the East and West Plazas at 10:35 a.m.
                                                    • Rhythm & Blues Dance Team, Rhythm & Blues Drum Line and Rhythm & Blues Break Boys will each perform on both East & West plaza before the game.
                                                    • There will also be a free Kids Zone, complete with mechanical bull, rock climbing wall and zip line. There will also be NFL Play 60 games, face painting and balloon animals.
                                                    • There will also be giveaways like official game-used merchandise, CD’s, and much more  on each stage in the plazas for games like Karaoke Contest, Ladder Golf, Bag Toss and Dance Contest

                                                  There will also be Plaza food and beverage discounts:  $2 for 12oz. soda & bottled water; $5 for 12oz. Miller beer, as well as discounted hot dogs, burgers and sausages.

                                                  In-Game Entertainment

                                                  • Trumpeter Freddie Jones will once again perform the national anthem Sunday, as he is scheduled to do for every home game this fall. Jones’ instrumental anthem has been wildly popular at the Cowboys’ first three home games this season.

                                                  … Looking For 20

                                                  All season long, Cowboys fans attending home games will be hoping for at least 20 points. This year, Papa John’s has partnered with the Cowboys for the ultimate fan promotion. Any game in which the Cowboys get at least 20 points, all fans in attendance will get 50 percent off their entire order the following day at papajohns.com with promo code COWBOYS20. Offer valid for regular-priced menu items and only at participating stores.

                                                  New Bag Policy

                                                  Fans are reminded to remember the NFL’s new bag policy, which will be in effect Sunday night and at every Dallas Cowboys home game this season.

                                                  Only hand-held purses will be allowed into the stadium, along with clear plastic tote bags that do not exceed 12”x6”x12” inches.

                                                  Items such as backpacks, coolers, large purses, camera bags, diaper bags, fanny packs and seat cushions are not allowed into the stadium under the new NFL safety rules. 

                                                  Traffic & Parking:

                                                  • It’s recommended to use www.dallascowboysmaps.com for all travels to AT&T Stadium.  This website provides the best routes from point of origin to the pre-purchased or selected cash parking lot.
                                                  • The I-30 HOV lane is being converted to a managed toll lane.  As a result, HOV lanes from west of downtown Dallas to the Tarrant County line will not be available.  However, you can access the HOV lane that serves the left exit to AT&T Way, as it will continue to be open for in-bound and out-bound needs.
                                                  • Lamar Avenue in Arlington is under construction and has been reduced to one lane from Collins to Ballpark Way.

                                                  About the Game

                                                  • Sunday night marks the 106th meeting all-time between the Cowboys and Redskins. The Cowboys lead the series by 20 games with a mark of 62-42-2. The Redskins swept both meetings in 2012, the first time that has happened since they won both games during the 2005 season.
                                                  • A Washington win would give the Redskins a three-game winning streak in the series. That has only happened twice since 1960, when the Redskins won three in a row between 1983 and 1984, and when they won four in a row between 1986 and 1988.
                                                  • The Cowboys’ longest streak in the series is 10 games, when they went unbeaten against the Redskins from Nov. 16, 1997, until Dec. 29, 2002.
                                                  • The largest margin of victory for either team came during Dallas’ 38-3 victory against Washington on Dec. 26, 1993.
                                                  • The Redskins’ lone victory of the season came during their 24-14 Week 4 win against Oakland, giving them an 0-1 record against the AFC West. The Cowboys are 0-3 against that division this season, with losses to Kansas City, San Diego and Denver.

                                                  BRONCOS BLUE BLOUSES: Denver sportin alternate uniforms at AT&T stadium

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                                                  Photo: The Broncos wore their alternate blue uniforms in 2012 — for a 30-23 victory over the Chargers in Denver. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)

                                                  Luckily for those who like to see their favorite NFL team mix up its wardrobe, America’s Team prefers to wear white at home.

                                                  The Broncos play at Dallas’ AT&T stadium this Sunday and with the Dallas Cowboys wearing white, the visitors from Denver will wear their alternate blue jerseys and blue pants.

                                                  It’s the only time this season the Broncos will wear something other than white jerseys on the road and orange jerseys at home.

                                                  Navy blue was the Broncos’ home jersey color from 1997 through 2011.

                                                  The Broncos switched back to orange as their predominant home color in 2012. The team had used orange home jerseys from 1962-96.

                                                  Courtesy: Mike Klis | The Denver Post

                                                  NEW ERA – THE 12th COWPOKE: Rowdy Dallas Cowboys fans create home field advantage at AT&T Stadium (Special Feature)

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                                                  IRVING, Texas – A Dallas Cowboys team that forced takeaways, held onto an early lead and found its star tight end in the end zone looked almost like an impostor Sunday at AT&T Stadium.   

                                                  It was another close finish in the opener against the New York Giants, but practically everything leading to the one-score game appeared different from years past. The Dallas Cowboys never trailed Sunday, marking the first time since Week 15 they were tied or led the entire way.

                                                  That would be Week 15 of the 2011 season.

                                                  The (Texas 2) defense caused turnovers and the Cowboys’ offense only committed one of their own. A Dallas defense that finished with just 16 takeaways last season notched three on its opponents’ first three possessions of the season and finished with six total.

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                                                  That constant defensive pressure kept the crowd in it throughout. Fans at AT&T Stadium aren’t accustomed to getting an early lead and holding onto it, and they’re also not known for creating an electric atmosphere. That was far from the case Sunday night.

                                                  Cowboys towels spiraled and rotated through the wave of fans, most of whom were on their feet, particularly as the game wound down. It wasn’t a smattering of cheers. It was a real home field advantage.

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                                                  “I just want to say that was as good as I’ve seen our home stadium,” said quarterback Tony Romo. “The crowd was exceptional. They were outstanding from the moment we started until the end of the football game. If they continue to do that, this is going to be a tough place to play. I was just really excited about the way they brought the energy and the noise level that that was throughout he football game. That was awesome to see.”

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                                                  That’s what happens when the team holds onto a lead against a division opponent. The Cowboys trailed at some point in every game last season. In only took one game in 2013 to stop that trend.

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                                                  It’s tricky for a team to break out when it’s trailing and needing to mount a comeback. That typically will lead to a .500 finish or worse. The Cowboys staged a 23-point comeback to make it a game and still lost to the Giants when they came to Arlington last year.

                                                  But the teams reversed roles entirely to start the 2013-2014 season Sunday.

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                                                  It’s a much more comfortable position to be leading the whole way and holding on late than hoping for a miraculous finish. Eli Manning and the Giants found out Sunday what the Cowboys’ offense found out so often last season. The Cowboys weren’t used to being in that spot and allowed too many big plays Sunday to let the Giants back in, but past Cowboys teams would have relinquished that lead and folded. This one didn’t.

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                                                  Few things remained the same as they had throughout the 8-8 seasons of the past. One area that did look similar was in the red zone, where problems were still apparent. The Cowboys can’t expect to go 50 percent when they get inside the 20 and expect to win consistently.

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                                                  On the other side, though, they found a red zone target in Jason Witten they couldn’t find at all last year. That will make teams think twice about doubling Dez Bryant the way the Giants did throughout Sunday’s game.

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                                                  It’s only one game, and as the Cowboys found out at the beginning of last year, things can change quickly without a repeat performance a week later. But any change from the status quo should be recognized, and it was applauded by a noticeably rowdy crowd at AT&T Stadium on Sunday night.

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                                                  GAMEDAY EVENTS: Dallas Cowboys opening day entertainment at AT&T Stadium

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                                                    WHAT: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

                                                    WHEN: Sunday, 7:30 p.m. (Dallas)

                                                    WHERE: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

                                                    TELEVISION: NBC

                                                    It has been seven long weeks since the Dallas Cowboys first reported to training camp, but the regular season is finally here. The Cowboys open the 2013-2014 season on Sunday Night Football against the division-rival New York Giants, who they are 6-0 against on opening day.

                                                    Here are some things to look for as the Cowboys kick off their latest campaign:

                                                    George Strait

                                                    Country music icon George Strait will be on hand Sunday night as an he joins the Dallas Cowboys as an honorary team captain for the game’s coin toss. This is Strait’s second trip to AT&T Stadium – he performed there in 2009 as the first event to be hosted at the venue.

                                                    Following the game, Strait is expected to hold a press conference regarding his 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.

                                                    New Bag Policy

                                                    Fans are reminded to remember the NFL’s new bag policy, which will be in effect Sunday night and at every Dallas Cowboys home game this season.

                                                    Only hand-held purses will be allowed into the stadium, along with clear plastic tote bags that do not exceed 12”x6”x12” inches.

                                                    Items such as backpacks, coolers, large purses, camera bags, diaper bags, fanny packs and seat cushions are not allowed into the stadium under the new NFL safety rules.

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                                                    When To Get There?

                                                    AT&T Stadium opens at 5 p.m. (CDT)

                                                    Plaza opens at 4 p.m.

                                                    Parking lots at 3 p.m.

                                                    Party On the Plazas

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                                                    More than just the Cowboys-Giants game on the field, there is plenty of entertainment for the fans before, during and after the game.

                                                    • Texas Country chart-toppers and CMT superstars Whiskey Myers will perform a pregame concert at the East Plaza before kickoff.

                                                    • Rhythm & Blues Dance Team, Rhythm & Blues Drum Line and Rhythm & Blues Break Boys will each perform on both East & West plaza before the game.

                                                    • The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will split their squad and half and give performances in both the East and West Plazas at about 6:25 p.m.

                                                    • Cowboys Cuties, a collection of local youth dance kids from the Dallas-Fort Worth area will perform in the West Plaza before kickoff.

                                                    • In the Kids Zone, free games and activities such as a rock-climbing wall, mechanical bull, face painting, balloon animals, trampolines and Play 60 Games are featured.

                                                    • East Plaza Food & Beverage discounts include: $5 Miller Lite until 5:30 p.m., $2 12 oz. bottled water and soda and discounted hot dogs, burgers and sausages.

                                                        Planned Entertainment

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                                                        The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (DCC) will do their normal routine approximately 20 minutes before kickoffs. Trumpeter Freddie Jones will perform the national anthem this week and at every Cowboys home game this year. Jones will be honoring longtime Texas Stadium trumpeter Tommy Lloyd.

                                                        At halftime, the TCU marching band will perform a rock and roll inspired set.

                                                        DCC Performance – 1 performance in the East Plaza around 5:45 PM

                                                        R&B Dance Team – 2 performances in the East Plaza and 1 performance in the west plaza

                                                        R&B Drum Line – 1 performance in the East and 1 performance in the West

                                                        R&B Break Boys – 1 performance in the East and 1 performance in the West

                                                        Cowboys Cuties – 4 performances in the West Plaza – a collection of local youth dance kids from the Dallas-Ft.Worth Metroplex

                                                        Kids Zone – mechanical bull, rock climbing wall, Play 60 games, face painting, balloon animals, trampoline

                                                        $5 Miller Lite on the plazas until 5:30 p.m.

                                                        Parking Lot Patrol – 50 members will be distributed in the parking lots greeting fans and starting rally chants, giving away small items to super fans.

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                                                        Looking For 20 or more

                                                        All season long, Cowboys fans attending home games will be hoping for at least 20 points. This year, Papa John’s has partnered with the Cowboys for the ultimate fan promotion. Any game in which the Cowboys get at least 20 points, all fans in attendance will get 50 percent off their entire order the following day at papajohns.com with promo code COWBOYS20. Offer valid for regular-priced menu items and only at participating stores.

                                                        About The Game

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                                                        • This is the 103rd meeting between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. Dallas leads the series, 57-43-2, though New York has won three of the last four matchups.

                                                        • A win against the New York Giants would give the Dallas Cowboys consecutive opening day victories since 2008-09.

                                                        • Sunday is the first time since 2007 the Cowboys are opening their season at home, making this the first Week 1 opener at AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys are 15-7-1 all-time in season openers played at home.

                                                        • Cowboys linebacker Kyle Bosworth was a member of the Giants a week ago. Bosworth was released by New York last weekend when NFL teams cut their rosters to 53 spots. The Cowboys claimed Bosworth off waivers just a day later to help with their special teams.

                                                        • Dallas leads the NFL in appearances on Sunday Night Football with 46 – the Giants are second with 41. The Cowboys are 21-25 all-time in those appearances. No team has more wins than Dallas’ 21 – Green Bay is tied with the Cowboys for first.

                                                          HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE: New York Giants undefeated at Cowboys Stadium; New era begins today at AT&T Stadium

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                                                          The Giants are 4-0 at Cowboys Stadium. They know that. The Cowboys know that.

                                                          It’s not a pretty stat.

                                                          Some Cowboys players look at it in the face and stare back. Some ignore it.

                                                          But just about everyone interviewed this week was asked about it. Here are some of the reactions from the week at Valley Ranch:

                                                          Dez Bryant: “You just brought it back to my attention. That’s in the past to me. It’s what’s going to go down on Sunday, that’s what we’re looking forward to. All that stuff about them being undefeated in the past, it doesn’t matter. It’s all about Sunday, and we can’t wait.”

                                                          DeMarco Murray: “Are they? I don’t know. Maybe they like it here. We definitely got to make sure we change that around a little bit.”

                                                          DeMarcus Ware: “I look at it as it’s time to have a turnaround. They’ve won every game here at our stadium. It’s all about image, how you want to build your image in that first game. Why not go out there and have a good game against a great team?”

                                                          Jason Witten: “Obviously you get upset about that. It’s disappointing more than anything, just that division opponents handled you that way. But every year is different, and so the games, when you look at them, they all came up different ways. I don’t think you can allow that to affect you. Regardless of where we’re playing, this is a big game.”

                                                          Jason Hatcher: “You want to protect your house. You don’t want nobody to come in here and kick your butt in your own house. But at the same time, we’ve got to go out there and play great football. We be the team we’re supposed to be and play like we’re supposed to be, doing what we did in training camp, Sunday’s game, we’ll come out with a win. We can’t just forget about what we did in training camp, how hard we worked, and go out there and play like crap, like we did the last couple years. That ain’t going to get it.”

                                                          Tony Romo: “Obviously, they’ve done a good job recently playing at the stadium. More than anything, we need to make sure that we create a home-field advantage. Our fans have done a great job. We need them to be at their best on Sunday night. When they are, they’re very tough to deal with here in Dallas. I expect them to be like that on Sunday, and I think that will help us gain a big advantage if we get that.”

                                                          Orlando Scandrick: “They only played in it what, three times? Yeah, I mean we need to go out and protect our home turf. I mean, people got to feel like when they come to Dallas to play it’s going to be a tough environment, that these guys play hard at home, that they play hard all the time.”

                                                          Jason Garrett: “The Giants are a good football team. We have had some great games with them and we’ve gone out there and played some great games with them. They have come down here and played some great games. They always seem to be close. They are always competitive. It’s an outstanding organization. It’s been a great organization for a long time. Their head coach is outstanding. He is a Hall of Fame coach. And they’ve got a lot of really, really good football players. So regardless of where you play them, it’s going to be a great challenge. We have great battles with them in both stadiums.”

                                                          And, the Giants, too, were asked about it in a conference call with DFW reporters …

                                                          Tom Coughlin: “Well, both teams play extremely hard. We’ve been fortunate enough to win them at the end.”

                                                          Eli Manning: “I don’t think there’s anything to it. We’ve had some tight games. Last year, literally a game of inches where the receiver had a pinkie out of bounds on the last play. A few years before that, we’re down 12 with five minutes and fought back for a win. There’s just been some games over the years, and so hopefully we can just find a way to hang in there and put ourselves in a situation to win the game at the end.”

                                                          TRAINING CAMP LIVE: Watch the Silver and Blue Debut at AT&T Stadium (Video)

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                                                          Dallas Cowboys Training Camp LIVE: Silver and Blue Debut

                                                          Join Bryan Broaddus and Nick Eatman from Cowboys Stadium as they give you a look in to the Cowboys Silver and Blue debut practice. Duration – 17:31

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                                                          The Dallas Cowboys open practice, at the newly named AT&T Stadium, is a chance for the rookies to get a feel for the stadium before Saturday’s first preseason home game. It’s a chance to try out the new turf and for the local fans to get an up-close look at the 2013 team. 

                                                          New turf was installed in the off-season, and the Cowboys are getting a chance to try it out.

                                                          “I think it’s good for us to be able to get out there and run around a little bit, have a real football practice instead of just walking around or jogging around on it before the game,” Garrett said. “I think that’s a good thing for our team. We’ve got to take advantage of it.”


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                                                          SILVER AND BLUE DEBUT: Dallas Cowboys take in AT&T Stadium aura at homecoming

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                                                          ARLINGTON, Texas – The practice was very much the same, but the venue could not have been more different.

                                                          The Cowboys went through the Silver and Blue Debut on Thursday night – the final full practice before Saturday’s preseason home opener. But while the past month’s practices have taken place on humble practice fields in Oxnard, Calif., and Valley Ranch, Thursday’s show took place on the grand stage of AT&T Stadium.

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                                                          “It’s fun, you know, it really is. This is a great building,” said Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. “We all feel very fortunate to be able to play and coach in it. It’s probably as good a stadium as there is on the planet. To be able to come here to practice and play our games here is really special.”

                                                          It was a typical practice for a team that’s 48 hours away from the toughest action of the preseason – the second-to-last preseason game is typically referred to as the dress rehearsal. The Cowboys practices in shorts and shirts with no pads, working primarily on timing and fine-tuning.

                                                          But pregame, non-contact practices don’t typically take place in front of such a crowd. Over10,000 fans attended the event, not to mention a plethora of Cowboys alumni from Roger Staubach and Mel Renfro to Larry Brown and Jay Novacek.

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                                                          The opportunity is one Garrett said the Cowboys need to be mindful of.

                                                          “A couple of years ago we had training camp here for a couple weeks, and I think the guys really, really enjoyed being here,” Garrett said. “It’s just a fantastic facility, and I think every time you go out there you just remind yourself how fortunate we are to be a part of it.”

                                                          Despite the routine nature of the workout, the atmosphere amped the anticipation up a bit. Even tight end Jason Witten, with 10 years and four seasons at AT&T Stadium under his belt, could feel it.

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                                                          Witten said a practice in the home stadium lets him know the season is almost here.

                                                          “It always knows it’s just right around the corner when you’re here,” he said. “You see the excitement in the fans and the alumni, and you get that feeling. I think every year, as a player, there’s always that time when you know you’re getting close. This is kind of the kick off for that.”

                                                          It wouldn’t be the NFL if there weren’t some competitive advantage to something as routine as a practice. AT&T Stadium had a new turf field put down during July, and Garrett said it was nice to give the team some experience on the new carpet before game day.

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                                                          “It’s good for us to be able to get out there, run around a little bit and have a real football practice instead of just walking around on it or jogging around on it before the game,” he said. “I think that’s a good thing for our team to be able to take advantage of.”

                                                          The full opulence of AT&T Stadium wasn’t even on display for the Silver and Blue Debut. The stadium staff was still working on game mechanics, and only the building’s lower level was filled.

                                                          That said, Garrett noted the value of an in-stadium practice before the Cowboys kick off against the Bengals – especially the team’s newcomers.

                                                          “One of the real positives of coming over here today is that they get a chance to see it, and some of the awe factor goes away a little bit,” Garrett said. “When they come back on Saturday, they’re ready to go to work and play a ball game – that’s an added benefit of practicing here tonight.”

                                                          COWBOYS STADIUM RENAMED: Welcome to AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys

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                                                          ARLINGTON, Texas — Welcome to AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys.

                                                          At a press conference Thursday, the two iconic American brands jointly announced an expansion of their long-standing relationship to include the new name as well as plans to create an innovative, mobile-first experience for fans.

                                                          “AT&T is an iconic American leader that has guided the path of communication in the world for more than 100 years,” said Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.  “Our stadium has always been about providing fans with an unsurpassed experience in the area of technology. With AT&T, we are growing our relationship with one of the world’s strongest and most innovative companies to ultimately provide fans with the latest cutting-edge technology for many years to come.

                                                          “Dallas is our home town, and we’re proud to expand our successful relationship with the Cowboys, one of the most visionary sports franchises around,” said Cathy Coughlin, AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and Global Marketing Officer.  “This is a terrific opportunity to further integrate AT&T’s industry-leading mobile technology with the premier sports and entertainment venue to create a world-class fan experience.”

                                                          The name change, effective immediately, will be reflected in substantial signage updates throughout the upcoming football season, prominently featuring AT&T, both inside and outside of the stadium.

                                                          The Cowboys and AT&T will work together to deliver an interactive gameday experience for fans like no other. AT&T and the Cowboys also will continue to invest in advanced mobile technology in and around AT&T Stadium to benefit all visitors. For example, they —

                                                          ·       Have recently doubled the capacity of AT&T’s 4G LTE network inside the stadium, in the plazas and in parking lots.

                                                          ·       Will nearly double the capacity of the Wi-Fi network inside AT&T Stadium, giving all visitors a significantly enhanced mobile Internet experience. This will be completed in time for the Cowboys’ regular season.

                                                          ·       Will enhance – in time for this year’s preseason games – the Cowboys’ mobile app with maps and way finding to improve the overall fan experience on game days.

                                                          In addition to Cowboys’ games,  AT&T Stadium is already lined up to host a series of major events in the near future, including:

                                                          ·       2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic

                                                          ·       2014 and 2015 Cowboys Classic Kick-Off games

                                                          ·       2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four

                                                          ·       2015 First-Ever College Football Playoff National Championship Game

                                                          AT&T Stadium hosts an average of 30 marquee events annually – from soccer and motocross to monster trucks and concerts – and attracts close to 2 million visitors each year. Additionally, nearly half a million guests visit the venue annually to take part in stadium tours. Since opening in 2009, almost 10 million people have entered the doors at AT&T Stadium for events and tours. In addition, Dallas Cowboys games consistently deliver some of the highest-rated telecasts during the NFL season, including a number of nationally televised prime-time broadcasts each year. Cowboys fans also are among the most loyal, with season ticket holders in all 50 states and several countries.


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                                                          AT&T Stadium Announcement

                                                          Watch the official AT&T Stadium announcement with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. (Duration – 39:11)

                                                           

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