I don’t know where to begin. If you read my article My Birthday Wish you know how much going to Cowboy Stadium was a dream of mine. My dream came true! I just returned from Arlington. Just seeing the size of the stadium is something to behold.
Once I entered the stadium I was shaking. I told the Usher I couldn’t believe I was about not only see the field but stand on it. We talked Thur a small corridor and behold before my eyes the largest building I had ever seen. The colors of the field where so brilliant. The layers of seats seemed to keep going and going. I don’t think there is a bad seat in the house. Its definitely larger than Texas Stadium, but you still felt as though you where at the old stadium, the hole in the roof, the ring of honor, the white stars around the field. The old and new combined together with class.
It took me a few minutes to step on the field. Once I did wow how special it was. I was standing in the end zone where touchdowns are made. I checked out every detail thinking how hard the players work to get there every Sunday.
We made our way to the Miller Lite Club from there. I know I will never be in there unless I win the lottery. The huge star that hung over the tunnel was beautiful! I stood at the beginning of the tunnel , seeing the field ahead and wondered what the players felt with 100,000 people waiting to see them perform on their new home turf. That gave me cold chills. That was my special moment.
On to the Interview Room, which is larger than the White House’s. We sat at the table where Romo and all the players handle the pressure of the press. We walk through a set of double doors and there we are on Rookie Row in the locker room. These lockers aren’t by the other lockers. They have a small TV and not that much room. I was thinking wow the locker room sure isn’t much’ then I saw all the other lockers and the big TV’s, the showers and so on. It then dawned on me those where the rookie lockers we had seen first. So I am calling it Rookie Row. I am not sure what the players call it. DeMarcus Ware, Tony Romo and Miles Austin’s gear was left out so fans could try them on or just touch them. I liked watching this little four year old, Anson Marquez from New Mexico putting on Tony ‘s uniform.
We saved that famous star for last. The star on the 50 yard line that every football fan knows. I felt as I was stepping on sacred ground. I thought of what this star represents. The Dallas Cowboys the team we love and are so loyal to now, and the team our children and grandchildren will love and cheer for every Sunday.
I will always cherish the tour and the time I spent there. I wish every fan could take that tour. I know most of you have, this article is for all of those who haven’t had the honor. My daughter and I made a memory we will never forget!