The rivalry between the Cowboys and Redskins began before the Cowboys even entered the league when the Cowboys founder Clint Murchison bought the Redskins’ fight song to use as leverage to get George Preston Marshall’s approval for the expansion. The first meeting between these two rivals took place on October 9, 1960, when the Redskins defeated the Cowboys 26-14 for their only victory of the season, however, over the years Dallas has gotten the better of the ‘Skins taking a 66-44-2 lead in the all-time series.
The Cowboys-Giants rivalry has been a tight one ever since the teams first met in 1960. The game resulted in a 31 to 31 tie, which ignited the beginning of this long time conflict. Another common thread between these two teams is legendary coach Tom Landry. Landry was originally drafted by the Giants and played for them for eight seasons before becoming part of their coaching staff. Then in 1960 he left the Giants to become the head coach of the Cowboys where he built the franchise into one of the premier franchises in the league. The Rivalry is rich in history and is without a doubt a must see event for any football fan out there.
Over the past few decades Cowboys-Eagles has been a can’t miss matchup. These two rivals have a bitter dislike for each other which has led to some intense games. One of the most intense matchups was the “Bounty Bowls” that took place in 1989. During both meetings between these two teams the Eagles put a bounty on Cowboys kicker Luis Zendejas and in the second meeting the Cowboys were pelted with snowballs and other debris by Eagles fans. The games between these two rivals are some of the most intense in the NFL, so make sure to be in attendance when these two get together.
Cowboys Tailgate Guide
Experiencing gameday at AT&T Stadium (The House that Jerry Built) is one of the most extravagant displays you’ll experience at an NFL game. The Cowboys pull out all the stops to ensure that every fan has their needs met. If the sheer beauty of the new Cowboys stadium isn’t enough for you, there is an awesome party just outside of the stadium. The party provides great food and bottomless drinks at the reasonable prices.
For those of you who traditional parking lot tailgating is more your speed, there is also a vast area around Cowboy’s stadium that houses diehard Cowboys fan pre-game activity. Cowboys fans love tailgating almost as much as they love football and it shows, in fact, the lots surrounding the stadium fill up right when they open five hours before kickoff. If you want to get in on the tailgating scene at AT&T Stadium, make sure to get to the tailgate bright and early, so you can find a spot and don’t miss out on any of the action.
Cowboys fans pull out all the stops when it comes to tailgating. Upon reaching the lot, you’ll be greeted by a sea of tents, tables, TVs, and Grills. Everything’s bigger in Texas and Cowboys tailgates is no exception. You’ll find some huge tailgate parties here, so don’t be shy and join in on the fun.
The Cowboys Tailgate Party party is perfect for fans looking to enjoy the tailgate vibe without having actually to set up their tailgate. The East Plaza at the Cowboys stadium offers food and drink including burgers and sausages, hot dog, domestic beers, and much more. At the party, you’ll also be able to take in live music hosted by 105.3 FM and entertaining guest including the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and past Dallas Cowboy stars.
Located by the ticket booth and pro shop, the statue of Tom Landry honors not only one of the best coaches in the history of the NFL but also arguably the most important figure in the history of the Cowboys. Any real Cowboys fan must stop by and snap a picture with the statue of this Cowboys legend.
Where to tailgate
Jerry World Parking LotsIf you want to enjoy classic parking lot style tailgating then you’ll want to check out the Jerry World parking lots. Tailgating spots are on the outermost part of the stadium parking lots and feature nice grassy areas to set up tents, grills and more. The spots are on a first come first serve basis and fill very fast. If you’re hoping to obtain a spot you should plan to get to the stadium five hours before game time when the Lots open.
Cowboys Tailgate Party (The East Plaza)The Cowboys Tailgate Party party is perfect for fans looking to enjoy the tailgate vibe without having actually to set up their tailgate. The East Plaza at the Cowboys stadium offers food and drink including burgers and sausages, hot dog, domestic beers, and much more. At the party, you’ll also be able to take in live music hosted by 105.3 FM and entertaining guest including the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and past Dallas Cowboy Stars. The Cowboys Tailgate Party is actually partying central for a Cowboys pre-game.
Barstool Tailgating at Fishbone Grill & Sports BarFishbone is conveniently located directly across the street from the west entrance of Cowboys Stadium. Every game day they host an all-you-can-eat/all-you-can-drink tailgate in the parking lot of the bar. They even have big screen TVs set up so you can catch up on the action going on around the league. The Fishbone Tailgate is$50 dollars for 3 hours of fun which is a great deal when you consider the unlimited beers and margaritas offered. Make sure to buy your tickets in advance for the event because it sells out for every game.
Cowboys Stadium Guide
Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that’s true of AT&T Stadium. This place is massive and features one of the largest jumbotrons in the world, which has even interfered with in game action on a couple of occasions. For fans looking to experience the biggest and most extravagant venue in all of the sports then you’ve come to the right place as AT&T Stadium offers a gameday experience unlike anywhere else.
AT&T Stadium is one of the most luxurious stadiums in the NFL. You’ll be able to enjoy a wide array of luxury suites and lounges at AT&T Stadium ensuring that if you’re looking for luxury, you’ll find it here at AT&T Stadium. Even if you’re not sitting in a suite or club seats, you’ll find the seats at AT&T Stadium have plenty of legroom for even the tallest fans out there.
On the field, the Cowboys organization puts on quite the show both during the action and during breaks. Before the game, the Cowboys put on an incredible spectacle as the team enters the field accompanied by Rowdy and the cheerleaders. Arrive at your seats early, so you don’t miss out on Rowdy riding down the sideline as the stadium erupts in anticipation for the team’s entrance.
Finally, the Cowboys have one of the biggest fanbases in the NFL meaning you’ll meet fans from all over the world when attending a game. It’s cool to see how so many people can be brought together by one team giving every Cowboys game day a special feeling.
The Cowboys commemorate all-time greats by immortalizing them in the Ring of Honor. Currently, the Ring of Honor contains 21 names including Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, and Roger Staubach. Take a look at the Ring of Honor to take in just how many greats have donned the silver and blue.
All around AT&T Stadium you’ll see various works of art celebrating some of the greatest moments in Cowboys history. In total, there are 27 pieces created by many various artists including Doug Aitken, Mel Bochner, and much more. There are lots of pieces to see, so I recommend arriving early if you want to take them all in.
Lots of stadiums offer tours, but AT&T Stadium offers four different types of tours. Here you can take both a guided and unguided tour of the stadium as well as a guided and unguided tour of just the artwork. If you have some time before the game these tours are an excellent experience for die-hard Cowboys fans.
The Cowboys are one of the only team to wear white jerseys at home for every game. The tradition was started by Tex Schramm in 1964 for fans to see a wider variety of opponent colors at games. However, the tradition took hold when it came to be believed that the Cowboys blue jerseys were jinxed after the team lost several games while wearing them. When attending a Cowboys game make sure to wear your home whites, so you don’t bring bad luck to the Boys.
The Cowboys cheerleaders are the most iconic cheer squad in all of the sports. They put on outstanding routines that rev up the crowd and get everyone pumped to cheer on the Cowboys, so keep your eyes out for them at the next Cowboys game you attend.
Rowdy is the official mascot of the Cowboys and can be seen at every Cowboys game. On game days Rowdy entertains and engages with the crowd by performing a variety of different antics including riding around on his four-wheeler and tossing t-shirts into the stands.
Every game party pass holders rush into the stadium to get the best spot possible. The best standing room only spots fill up fast, so if you’ve got a party pass get into the stadium early to get a good view of the action.