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Report: Some Cowboys prefer their old stadium

As Jerry Jones prepares to ask Mrs. Jones to slam a bottle of champagne against the side of his new toy, Ed Werder of ESPN points out that some Cowboys players actually prefer Texas Stadium to the new $1.15 billion North Texas Football Cathedral.

Per Werder, one player said that the team not believes “they’re in the entertainment business rather than playing football.”

So there actually are NFL players who think they’re not in the entertainment business? 

That might very well be the best evidence of a serious problem with concussions.

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17 Responses to “Report: Some Cowboys prefer their old stadium”
  1. jimmySee says: Sep 20, 2009 8:37 AM

    Everything is bigger in Texas — even the egos.

  2. Bill In DC says: Sep 20, 2009 8:47 AM

    and those guys think they weren’t entertainers at Texas Stadium? The comment makes no sense at any level. Don’t they have agents? Don’t they do endorsement deals?
    Of course they’re entertainers, its why they get paid so much. They’re entertainers who entertain by playing football.
    Wonder what that guys ‘wonderlic’ score was?

  3. SlimPickens says: Sep 20, 2009 8:53 AM

    You refer to champagne being slammed against the stadium and no link to Caddyshack and the boat scene? You stink on ice!

  4. bearsrule says: Sep 20, 2009 8:56 AM

    The player who thinks they are in the entertainment business must be the Cowboys Mensa representative. Give that player a cigar as a prize. He has totally figured out his jizzbag owner and what that owner is all about.

  5. tbtsm15 says: Sep 20, 2009 9:00 AM

    Or yet another sign that the Cowboys are disfunctional… why does a player care about a stadium’s entertainment quality? If there’s grass on the field, then play ball!

  6. Florios'Lawyer says: Sep 20, 2009 9:02 AM

    “they’re in the entertainment business rather than playing football.”
    NOW they’re getting it.
    Jerry is more interested in selling tickets than winning games.
    Top Gun Jerruh:
    I feel the need. The need, for greed.

  7. VoxVeritas says: Sep 20, 2009 9:03 AM

    Werder and his “sources” again. Sure, somebody prefers the old and busted to the new hotness. Probably Barbie Carpenter. I wish they’d go ahead and get rid of that worthless Parcells waste of a first round draft pick.
    How does one guy = “some players”, anyway?

  8. radioboy20010 says: Sep 20, 2009 9:24 AM

    Football players are focused on the task at hand, not the larger picture. We see it as entertainment. THEY see it as employment. To make a lopsided analogy, we see it as going to work on Monday, but your kids see it as money for their Twitter account.
    So how do you think Jerry Jones made the kind of money to buy a premier sports franchise? Because he had the business acumen to understand what it takes to make something profitable. Profit isn’t greed when the buying public is fully aware of what they are buying. It is clear Jerry offered a new stadium for the masses and they responded by paying outrageous fees to see 8-10 football events a year. Many other events(college football, etc.) will be housed there. However, 85 year old Mrs. Jones(no relation to Jerry) trying to hold onto her house in her old age is paying higher sales and other taxes to support this. That becomes a different story, because Mrs. Jones has no way to opt out unless she goes to another community to do all her buying.

  9. eam147 says: Sep 20, 2009 9:30 AM

    The Cowboys, “America’s most overhyped Team” Win something! Please win a playoff game. We are tired of hearing about how the cowboys are going to win the Super Bowl, when they can’t even win a playoff game.

  10. east96st says: Sep 20, 2009 9:33 AM

    VoxVeritas says: “How does one guy = “some players”, anyway?”
    1) the ONLY person who thinks it’s one player is you
    2) it’s human nature to be comfortable with the familiar. Who doesn’t like their old jeans better than than their new ones?
    3) With the exception of Ware, who could probably kill infants and Dallas would still throw him a parade, every guy with a star on his helmet knows that every time he makes a mistake at home, it will now be shown in HD on an 80 yard long screen. That can’t be a reassuring feeling. What if Tony ends a playoff game at home with an INT again? Having that on the huge screen just adds salt to the wound.

  11. d.b.cooper says: Sep 20, 2009 9:49 AM

    please, NYG punter, hit that damn scoreboard tonite.

  12. ryanswank31 says: Sep 20, 2009 9:57 AM

    Ed Werder is a douche. Is it not apparent he’s just out to stir up the Cowboys? All the T.O. stuff last year, now hes “reporting” this? Who wouldnt be happy with this place? Werder should be shot in Texas, and im surprised it hasn’t happened yet. Werders credibility is shot, I cant believe anything he says anymore. Quit posting his “reports”

  13. VoxVeritas says: Sep 20, 2009 10:01 AM

    “1) the ONLY person who thinks it’s one player is you”
    To quote the story in it’s original broken English:
    “Per Werder, one player said that the team not believes “they’re in the entertainment business rather than playing football.””
    “With the exception of Ware, who could probably kill infants and Dallas would still throw him a parade”
    Oh please, Giants fan. You guys are the last ones who should make a statement like this. Pierce is one of the bigger turds in the NFL and he’s got a teflon coating with the fanbase and the city of NY. Come on, tell me all about your warm and fuzzy feelings toward Lawrence Taylor, the notorious crackhead, whoremonger that neglected his children.
    “every guy with a star on his helmet knows that every time he makes a mistake at home, it will now be shown in HD on an 80 yard long screen.”
    And on a bajillion TVs in homes across the country. And it will be harped upon incessantly on PFT. They’re going to be overly worried about something shown a couple of times at most on the stadium screens? Seriously? Get yourself some coffee, sleepyhead.
    “What if Tony ends a playoff game at home with an INT again?”
    It’ll be shown on the stadium screens a few times (twice… maybe three times at best. If that. Don’t forget who runs that stadium), and shown on millions of TVs for months, perhaps years. I saw the clip of him fumbling the snap on that FG v. the Seahawks again just this morning. I kinda doubt that they’ll show it in the stadium tonight.

  14. DallasDeathStar says: Sep 20, 2009 10:23 AM

    Ed Werder of ESPN he is same as
    any hack writer for the National Enquirer

  15. Kidekk says: Sep 20, 2009 10:26 AM

    Everybody, well not everybody, hates change at first.

  16. JuicyMelon says: Sep 20, 2009 12:41 PM

    Until Football gets into the Olympics, it will always be entertainment over a sport. I am not saying that Football isn’t competitve or that Football players are weak, but the line is drawn.

  17. Wellsee says: Sep 20, 2009 4:01 PM

    And DC fans wish we still played in RFK.

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