Cowboys: Will Visiting Fans Flood AT&T Stadium In 2015?


Thanks to the NFL finally releasing the official 2015 schedule, Cowboy Nation has started reserving hotel rooms and targeting airplane tickets. Last year, I attended the season opener against the San Francisco 49’ers and was swarmed by red. After that game, there were three big stories that filled the Cowboys world.

There was talk about quarterback Tony Romo‘s back after throwing three interceptions. Did Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray fumbling on his very first carry of the season indicate a problem? How did the sea of San Francisco red and gold flood our beloved AT&T stadium (aka the Mecca)?

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Where was the Cowboys’ home field advantage? Where was the crowd noise? How did so many visiting fans get tickets to our house? Blame was pointed at the many season ticket holders that lost their faith in our defense, our team and sold their tickets.

This year, there aren’t any rumors of the Cowboys possibly having the NFL’s worst defense. Cowboy Nation has gotten over the dismissal of defensive end DeMarcus Ware and look forward to the return of linebackers Sean Lee and Rolando McClain. Games played in our house this year will have quality opponents.

Every home game could be our version of Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier, Oscar De La Hoya vs Felix Trinidad, Arturo Gatti vs Mickey Ward, Tommy Hearns vs Marvin Hagler. Maybe I should say B.J. Penn vs Matt Hughes for the MMA crowd. I miss the days of great boxing matches – #Fight #FinishTheFight #BoysReadyToRumble

But I digress – in addition to our division opponents, the Cowboys will host the: Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets. We host both teams that played in the 2014 Super Bowl and we had already beaten the Seahawks. Personally, I can’t wait for the Jets game to see wide receiver Dez Bryant battle their cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie.

We shouldn’t have any excuses when it comes to creating a true home field advantage in our house. But we also need to return the favor and fill other stadiums. My personal bucket list goal is to see the Cowboys play in every NFL stadium.

Looking at the schedule, I see two great trips. I suggest taking a vacation to Miami, Florida for November 22, 2015. The average temperature in Chicago on November 22nd varies between 35 – 43 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re a Cowboys fan living up north, doesn’t a sunny weekend in Miami sound amazing? Don’t forget to bring your golf clubs too!

Tampa Bay and Ybor City is a fun trip too, I’ve been there twice. The stadium is great once you get used to the cannons firing from the pirate ship. If you had to pick between Tampa Bay and Miami, let’s just be honest and admit that nobody talks about the nightlife on Tampa Bay Beach. Miami wins.

If you want to be extreme, then book a trip to Buffalo, NY for December 27, 2015. Some of us get nostalgic about the old days and want to experience football in the elements. You will get your wish and show your fanhood by representing The Star in a stadium filled with four feet of snow.

There were rumors that the Buffalo Bills may get moved to Niagra Falls, London or Los Angeles after the death of owner Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Time may be running out to visit Ralph Wilson Stadium. It may not be as historic and storied as Soldier or Lambeau Field but we can wear memorabilia from our 1993 and 1994 Super Bowl teams. You know you have a Cowboys 52 – Bills 17 Super Bowl t-shirt in your closet!


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