Cowboys Stadium-Punting Flaw?

The Titans think they have revealed a flaw in the new Cowboys Stadium and it looks like maybe they have.

Punting is a normal part of a football game and always will be. In the new $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium the video board that was installed is sitting at 100 feet above the field and cost $40 million, it extends from 20 yard to 20 yard line. It is a great thing for the fans in the stadium because it allows you to see the action no matter where you are in the stadium, however it may very well be in the way of some punts.


Punters are going have to find a way not to punt the ball to high, because if they do the ball could hit as it did in the Cowboys’ second pre-season game against the Titans. Titans’ punter A.J. Trapasso actually hit the bottom of the video board and due to the dead ball ruling was allowed to re-punt.

Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones believes that this not an issue and that the rule is clear – if it hits it, just re-punt.

Yes, when the stadium was built this possiblity should have been thought of and maybe it was and could have been deemed as not an issue, since both teams have to deal with it. Yet it is still a weird thing because it may cause punters to punt the ball a little differently in the Cowboys’ stadium. I guess maybe they should do what the arena league did with the nets at the end of the field and just play the ball off of the video board… hee hee.

New Cowboys Stadium Open For All To See!

The wonder that is the new Cowboys Stadium is on display for all to see.Regardless of your economic status, you can now visit and get an in-depth tour of the greatest sports venue in the world, for near the price of a movie ticket.

Tours are available seven days a week, with tours departing every 30 minutes, beginning at 9 AM (11 AM on Sundays). Of course, you can visit for all the fine print. The bottom line is, if you are an D/FW resident or plan to visit the area, make sure you take time to get a close look at the new home of the Cowboys! You will not regret it.

I have to issue a warning however, visiting the stadium will only make it harder to wait for football season to get here. Thanks to all of the friendly staff and tour guides that were working, it felt like they truly enjoyed their jobs, and who can blame them?

Our tour guide, Slim, had a few good jokes to throw in as well. Including the classic, “How do you keep a Redskin out of your backyard? You paint it like an endzone!” Good times.

Go COWBOYS! I can’t wait to see the stadium filled with Cowboys fans! Come on September!!!

Here are a few pictures from my tour this weekend:








A Stunning Sight on the Horizon…

It’s there. Everyday; watching me, saying good morning to me, mocking me with it’s enormous size and strength as if it is telling me: “I will outlive you and your grandkids!!”, and then gently saying goodnight as the sun sets to the west and the lights glow from within.

What you ask? Oh, well of course the new Cowboys stadium just off of Interstate 30 in Arlington, Texas. I pass the stadium everyday and night on my commute to and from work in Dallas. It is the most amazing thing I have seen as far as a building built by human beings. You begin to see the top of the stadium from at least 30 miles away, if not farther. It towers on the horizon. Then as you get closer, you can’t help but to stare at it (luckily the traffic on I-30 gives you plenty of time to do so safely). The view from the highway, which is not far, still does not do it justice. It is once you head south on Collins Street that you begin to realize and comprehend the size and strength. Then when you get right up next to it, you can’t help but just say “Wow!” as well as “So that’s what a billion dollars gets you these days.” Thank you Jerry Jones, this will be his lasting gift to the fans and citizens of the metroplex. It will be much more than just the home of the Cowboys; early rumors and confirmations include the NBA All-Star game, NCAA Final Fours, various major college regular season football games, the Cotton Bowl Game, major and massive conventions and concerts, the 2018 World Cup and of course, Superbowl 45 in less than 2 years.

I have watched with great delight as the stadium has grown from it’s infancy. I have also followed and listened to all of the rumors and controversy that comes along with something so grand and permanent. I am sure there were people complaining about the Romans building the coliseum back in the day, but that’s just human nature. I don’t know how you could see this building now though and not at least admit it is an upgrade to our area and city, and will help stimulate the local economy in so many ways, from jobs to taxes to surrounding development, not to mention all of the people that are probably going to be getting their tailgate supplies at that Wal-Mart right next door. Don’t go there on accident on a Sunday in the fall, you may be there a while!

I am hoping to be in the building for the first game, I know it would be a memory that I would never forget, but if not then I will be there as soon as I can and will take a moment to thank Jerry Jones, all of the construction workers and support staff and everyone else who was a part of creating, planning and building what will be the greatest stadium in the world!! 

Cowboys Fan For Life – TD

P.S. Here are a few pics of the stadium I took this evening. Enjoy.






The Future Home of the Dallas Cowboys

While in Dallas for Thanksgiving, I decided to take a short visit over to Arlington to get some photos and a first hand look at the new Cowboys Stadium currently under construction. I was so amazed at this "monster" of a stadium that is taking shape. I have seen the virtual tour online and artist renderings but when you are right there, well I just can’t explain how it feels.

It is still somewhat of a skeleton, but its definitely coming along quite well. After all is said and done the stadium will span 2.3 million square feet, tall enough to house the Statue of Liberty. It will be the largest domed structure in the world, and house 80,000 people with the capability of expanding for 100,000 people. Of course, we’ve all heard these statistics but to see it still blows my mind.

I’m very happy that I took the opportunity to visit the future site of "The House that Romo Built". I plan to visit again as it progresses and compare the photos. This is definitely history in the making. If you live in the Dallas area and have not checked it out, I certainly recommend taking some time to do so.




Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium




On Tuesday morning the 32 football owners awarded North Texas the Super Bowl bid for 2011. The game will be played in the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington that is still under construction.

North Texas beat out bids by Indianapolis and Arizona. Former Cowboys quarterback, Roger Staubach led the bid committee.

"This is a thrill of a lifetime," Staubach said. "We’re thrilled to bring the Super Bowl to North Texas and this magnificent stadium. There’s a lot of work to be done. But it will really get cooking here in the near future. We’re going to work real hard to live up to the responsibilities that go along with this bid."

Congratulations North Texas! Lets just pray that the Cowboys are the ones playing in their home stadium for Super Bowl XLV!