Cowboys Overview

Fast facts

League: NFL

Head Coach: Mike McCarthy

Team Mascot: Rowdy

Year Opened: 2009

Capacity: 80000

City / State: Arlington / Texas

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Cowboys vs Redskins

Rival Team: Washington Redskins

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.

Cowboys vs Giants

Rival Team: New York Giants

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.

Cowboys vs Eagles

Rival Team: Philadelphia Eagles

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.


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.

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Tom Landry Statue

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

Cowboys Stadium Guide

In Game

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.

Things to check out

Cowboys Ring of Honor

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.

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Cowboys Art

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.

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Giant Jumbotron

The Jumbotron at AT&T Stadium is one of the largest in the world, and a must see for football fans. In fact, it’s so large that on several occasions punters managed to hit it when punting.

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Stadium Tours

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.

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White Jerseys at Home

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.

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Cowboys Cheerleaders

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.

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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.

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Party Pass

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.

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Fight Songs

  1. How ‘Bout Them Cowboys!

Cowboys Bars & Restaurants

  1. Division Brewing

    Division Brewing

    Division Brewing is the home you never knew you needed.

    506 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  2. Mavericks Bar & Grill

    Mavericks Bar and Grill beer

    Amazing hole in the wall type of bar.

    601 E Main St, Arlington, TX 76010, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  3. Milo’s Bar

    House of Wings Sportsbar Beer 3rd Base Sports Bar Beer Kilroys Beer

    Arlington's best upscale dive and patio

    501 E Division St, Arlington, TX 76011, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  4. Tailgate Tavern

    Beer tap

    American grub from breakfast onward, with live bands, poker, and karaoke

    1015 Cedarland Blvd, Arlington, TX 76011, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $

  5. La Hechizera

    La Hechizera

    Mexican food that's going to rock your world!

    924 N Collins St, Arlington, TX 76011, USA

    817-804-1128 ​

    Bar website

    mexican - $

  6. Hooters

    Gus Bar & Grill Sandwich Fries Pioneer Diner Sandwich Paul Reveres Family Restaurant Sandwich Wild Magnolia Sandwich

    We serve a wide variety of menu items inclusive of Wings, Burgers, Salads, Seafood, Appetizers, Sandwiches, Desserts and Signature Cocktails.

    1511 N Collins St, Arlington, TX 76011, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  7. New Yorker Pizza & Pasta

    New Yorker Pizza

    New Yorker Pizza & Pasta is a local, family owned, Italian restaurant located near the AT&T Stadium, Six Flags/Hurricane Harbor, and the Ball Park!

    1301 N Collins St #217, Arlington, TX 76011, USA


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $

  8. Wingstop

    Wingstop fries chicken

    Have a bite of their tasty fries and superlicious, heavenly wings!

    915 E Road to Six Flags St, Arlington, TX 76011, USA


    Bar website

    american - european - $

  9. Airways Hamburgers

    Airways Hamburgers

    Our patties are grilled over an open flame using mesquite wood charcoal at just the right temperature, adding delicious smoky flavor while keeping the meat juicy.

    1106 N Collins St, Arlington, TX 76011, USA


    Bar website

    american - $

  10. Eddie Deen Crossroads Smokehouse

    Eddie Deen fries

    Eddie Deen is no stranger to hard work, determination and it shows in the BBQ.

    1004 N Collins St, Arlington, TX 76011, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Bodacious Bar-B-Q

    Bodacious BBQ

    "Bodacious Bar-B-Q" - the name says it all!

    1206 E Division St, Arlington, TX 76011, USA


    Bar website

    bbq - $$

  12. Pappadeaux Seafood

    Pappadeux Seafood

    We are all things ‘fun and festive’ with an energetic atmosphere, authentic flavors and great service.

    1304 E Copeland Rd, Arlington, TX 76011, USA


    Bar website

    american - $$

  13. Twisted Root Burger Co.

    Twisted Root Burger

    With high-quality made-to-order burgers, a ‘come as you are’ environment and a strange reverence for Chuck Norris, there’s no place else quite like Twisted Root.

    310 E Abram St #100, Arlington, TX 76010, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  14. Bobby V’s Sports Gallery Cafe

    Bobby Sports

    Gives great home-cooked meals and exciting experiences for sports fans

    4301 S Bowen Rd, Arlington, TX 76016, USA


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$