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Dallas Cowboys Game Guide 2023 – Best Info to Know!

Updated to include the latest 2023 Dallas Cowboys game info that you need to know before going.

From tailgating before the Cowboys game to Dallas Cowboys stadium information, we are here to keep you in the know of all the things.

Dallas Cowboys Game Day Info You Need to Know

Post updated for the Dallas Cowboys season 2023 with all the game day information you need to know.

dallas cowboys game day guide 2023
dallas cowboys game day guide 2023

Since writing this several years ago – I felt it was time to update this post for the 2023 Cowboys Season. This is the Dallas Cowboys game day information that you need to know before you go.

What is the Cowboys stadium capacity for AT&T stadium? What do I need to know before going to the Dallas cowboys game? What do I wear to a Cowboys game? We’ve got it all!

I’ve rounded up all of your helpful tips for attending a Dallas Cowboys game and included them in this post.

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dallas cowboys game day

We are sharing everything we have learned so that you can attend a Cowboys football game fully prepared. Learn where to stay, how to park, what to eat, where to tailgate, what to wear, how to get tickets and more!

Game Day Guide for Attending a Dallas Cowboy Football Game 

Our friends at #GoVerizon invited my sister Betsy and I (plus our husbands) to the Dallas Cowboys game. I’ve lived here in the Dallas area all of my life (minus 7 dreadful months in Arkansas), and I had NEVER been to a Cowboys game.

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Any who, with all of the fun – I learned several things about going to a Dallas Cowboys game that you need to know!

The Dallas Cowboys 2023 season consists of 18 NFL games. The Cowboys will play 9 home games at AT&T stadium in Arlington, TX. If you are lucky enough to attend a Cowboys home game, this is the blog post you need to read before you go! See our football memes.

Dallas Cowboys 2023 Schedule

Here is the Dallas Cowboys 2023 schedule. There are 9 home games this year. We’ve also listed what channel or streaming service you can watch the Dallas Cowboys game on.

DateOpponentKick Off TimeWatch Game
Friday, September 8at Tampa Bay Buccaneers4:25 PMFOX
Sunday, September 17New York Jets1:25 PMCBS
Sunday, September 24at New York Giants1:00 PMFOX
Sunday, October 1at Philadelphia Eagles4:25 PMFOX
Sunday, October 8Washington Commanders1:00 PMFOX
Thursday, October 12at Arizona Cardinals8:20 PMNFL Network
Sunday, October 15at Green Bay Packers7:20 PMNBC
Sunday, October 29Los Angeles Rams10:00 AMFOX
Thursday, November 2at Kansas City Chiefs7:20 PMNBC
Sunday, November 12New York Giants1:25 PMFOX
Sunday, November 19Carolina Panthers10:00 AMFOX
Thursday, November 23at Washington Commanders8:20 PMNFL Network
Thursday, November 30Seattle Seahawks5:15 PMPRIME VIDEO
Sunday, December 10Philadelphia Eagles5:20 PMNBC
Sunday, December 17at Arizona Cardinals4:25 PMFOX
Sunday, December 24Washington Commanders1:00 PMFOX
Saturday, December 30Detroit Lions5:15 PMFOX
Dallas Cowboys 2023 Schedule

What to Know Before You Go To a Dallas Cowboys Game in 2023

There were so many things that I wish I had known before attending game day, so here we are with a easy to use guide to attending a Dallas Cowboys Football Game!  Here are 5 things to know before you head out to Arlington, TX and the AT&T Stadium.

What to Expect in 2023 at AT&T Stadium (Cowboys Stadium)

People and crowds are of course expected when attending a Dallas Cowboys game, but here’s more game day information you need to know before you go.

What is the Dallas Cowboys Stadium Capacity

The Dallas Cowboys Stadium capacity is While the stadium typically holds 80,000 fans, but can be reconfigured to host 100,000 NFL fans! (Read more about AT&T Stadium on Wikipedia.)

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Interesting fact: Back in 2020, due to Covid restrictions attendance was limited to 20,000 fans per game and masks required. In 2023, Dallas Cowboys fans will not be required to wear a mask.

2023 Dallas Cowboy Game Rules

Let’s look at what you can expect at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX for the 2023 Dallas Cowboy game rules. Let’s look at the following hot topics that you will want to know before heading to Dallas Cowboys Stadium.

  • Bag Policy
  • Mobile Ticketing
  • Mask Policy
  • Cashless Experience

AT&T Stadium Bag Policy

Here is the AT&T Stadium bag policy that you need to know about before bringing a bag or purse into the Dallas Cowboys game.

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dallas cowboys bag policy

That walk back to the car is LONG, know what you can and can’t bring in. Here is the bag policy:

  • Clear Tote – Plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″x6″x12″
  • Plastic Storage Bag – Clear, one(1) gallon, re-sealable
  • Small Clutch Purse – Approximately the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap. No larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″ with or without a handle or strap. Can be carried separately or within an approved plastic bag.

An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose. Please limit the number of items you bring to the stadium on event days.

Mobile Ticketing Only

All Dallas Cowboy game tickets will be digital and available through fans’ mobile devices. Tickets purchased from the Dallas Cowboys will be available via the Dallas Cowboys to SeatGeek mobile app.

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In order to provide a contactless experience for fans, there will no longer be physical tickets.

Mask Policy

The 2023 Dallas Cowboys Stadium mask policy is wear one if you want to. There is NO mask mandate, in fact it appears most (if not all) 2020 restrictions and sanitation information has been removed from the AT&T Stadium website.

Cashless Experience

Bring a major credit card, debit card or plan to pay thru mobile pay. Cash is not accepted at AT&T Stadium.

Cowboys Stadium Parking Tips

With all of the excitement of heading to the Cowboys game, let’s not forget about parking! You will want to make sure to get to the game EARLY. Here are the Dallas Cowboys stadium parking tips you will want to know before heading to Arlington.

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cowboys stadium parking tips

We will share tail gaiting information down below, but here is what you need to know about Dallas Cowboys game parking.

this parking spot reserved for good ol boys that know how to smoke a brisket
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Whether you shell out the big bucks for a Dallas Cowboys parking pass, or resort to an offsite parking near AT&T stadium, be prepared to walk. Did you know there are approximately 12,000 parking spaces among 15 numbered lots at AT&T stadium, with an additional 12,000 next to the Texas Rangers Ballpark.

  • Parking opens 5 hours prior to the start of the Cowboys game.
  • If you plan on parking in the parking lot – plan on walking. So wear shoes that are walking friendly.

Dallas Cowboys Parking Pass Cost

Parking is OUTRAGEOUS at the stadium. You can try SeatGeek for finding a Dallas Cowboys parking pass, but know for the current 2023 Cowboys season, some start at $159!

  • On-site parking at AT&T Stadium:
    • Reserved parking is $475 to $600.
    • Regular parking is $100.
    • Economy parking is $50.

If you plan on purchasing a Dallas Cowboys parking pass on-site at AT&T Stadium, do so in advance.

Cheap Parking Near AT&T Stadium

If you are already poor from buying Cowboys tickets, we get it. Here are suggestions for cheap parking near AT&T stadium.

Texas Live Parking

Park next to Texas Live for around $35. This isn’t the cheapest option but much more affordable than a Dallas Cowboys parking pass.

Texas Rangers Cash Lots

The Texas Rangers Stadium is in close proximity to the Cowboys stadiums. Look for the Texas Rangers cash lots for a cheaper parking option that doesn’t require a shuttle.

If you don’t mind riding a shuttle, you can find more affordable parking options.

Free Parking for Cowboys Games

J. Gillian’s bar and grill offers free parking in the downtown Arlington area. You can park for free but getting to the Cowboys Stadium you will need to take their shuttle.

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free cowboys parking att stadium

The roundtrip shuttle from J Gillian parking to AT&T stadium (and back) is $10 for adults, $5 for children (3 to 12 years old) and $5 for small coolers. The shuttle starts service 3 hours before the game (the stadium does not open until 2 hours before the game.)

The Cowboys shuttle ride from J Gillian’s to AT&T stadium is 4 minutes. Where the J Gillian shuttle drops you off is where the shuttle will pick you up after the game.

NOTE: We have heard from several that while this is a great alternative and affordable Cowboys parking option that you should plan on waiting for the after game shuttle. Call Gilligan’s 817-274-8561 for more information about free parking and Dallas Cowboys shuttle to the game.

Rideshare – Take Uber To Save Money on Parking

We recommend taking a rideshare, such as an Uber to the Dallas Cowboys game to save money and headache on parking.

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dallas cowboys stadium rideshare information

For the Dallas Cowboys season 2023, the rideshare location will be Lot 15.

To save money on Dallas Cowboys stadium parking, take an Uber. You will be dropped off right near the stadium. You will be able to drink and get home safely. Believe me, it’s worth the expense – maybe even cheaper.

Taxi to AT&T Stadium

If you are wanting to catch a taxi to or from AT&T Stadium, taxicabs are available at the far west end of Miller LiteHouse off of North Collins Street and Cowboys Way.

Taxis are staged at this location for drop off pre-event and pick-up post event.

RV Parking Might Be Best!

Here is what you need to know about RV parking at the Dallas Cowboys game.

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att stadium parking rv dallas cowboys

You will need to make plans in advance, but get there early and have the ultimate pre-game tailgate party.

  • RV Parking is in Silver Lot 14.
  • RV Parking is $150.
  • RV Parking can be purchased in person at the AT&T Stadium Ticket Office or online HERE.
  • Overnight parking is allowed for most events. For more information on which events overnight parking is allowed, please contact Guest Services at (817) 892-4161.
  • RVs can arrive as early as 8:00 AM the day before the game/event, and must depart the lot by 5:00 PM the day following the game (Stadium Event Schedule Permitting). For more information, please contact Guest Services at (817) 892-4161.

Things to Do Before the Cowboys Game

Not sure what to do before the game, we got you covered! First, don’t worry about being bored if you just go straight to the stadium. If you arrive super early and looking for things to do in the Arlington area, here are a few suggestions.

things to do before the cowboys game
things to do before the cowboys game

Dallas Cowboys Tailgate Information

The Dallas Cowboys tailgate party before the game never disappoints. Have we mentioned how diehard Cowboys fans are?

The first half of the Dallas Cowboys season kickoff time is around 3:25 pm when they play a home game. Go to church or whatever your Sunday morning ritual is then head towards Arlington around noon to tailgate.

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dallas cowboys tailgating

Here are the official Dallas Cowboys stadium tailgating rules for 2023.

All guests wishing to tailgate must observe the following guidelines.

  • Tailgating spaces are for vehicles only. Parking spaces may not be used for tents, grills, chairs or other items. Each vehicle must have a valid parking permit.
  • Tailgating is defined as the placement of any item on the ground (chairs, coolers, grills, games, etc.).
  • Tailgating is only permitted in the grass areas on the perimeter of the parking lots. The maximum area that any single tailgate space may occupy is 9-feet wide and 12-feet deep.
  • Tailgating must be confined to the area adjacent to the end of the designated tailgating vehicle parking space (maximum of 12 feet from the rear of the parking vehicle).
  • Any grass areas beyond the designated tailgating spaces are considered common ground and may be used by other guests for tailgating or picnicking activities.
  • Tailgating is not permitted in Lot 3, portions of Lot 5, Lot 8, and Lot 9.
  • Tailgating is permitted from the time the lots open and up to two (2) hours following Dallas Cowboys or college football games.
  • All guests must follow the directions and instructions provided by stadium personnel (parking staff, security, police, etc.).
  • Dispose of trash in the appropriate receptacles.
  • Coals must be disposed of in the designated coal containers located throughout the lots. Do not dump coals or store stoves on the grass, parking areas, under or around vehicles.

Tailgating for Cowboys games is permitted in designated tailgating spaces only. These spaces are located on the perimeter of each parking lot and have a grassy area immediately behind the vehicle parking spot.

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There are tailgating spaces in Lots 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, and the spaces are filled on a first come/first served basis. If interested in tailgating, it is important to arrive early to obtain one of the designated spaces.

Texas Live

Texas Live is located between the Texas Rangers Stadium and Cowboys Stadium. This entertainment complex is a great place to eat, relax and just enjoy some down time.

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Texas Live is also a great place to grab a beer and eat. There are a number of restaurants and there is alway something happening!

If you don’t have tickets to the Cowboys game and want to watch the game, Texas Live is your best option. With huge screens and a great crowd – Texas Live is your go to for Cowboy game watching.

Dallas Cowboys Tailgating Party Before Cowboys Game

Want to tailgate before Dallas plays? Here is where we tailgated. Fishbone Bar and Grill for the Bill Bate’s tailgate party.

Fishbone Bar and Grill across from Cowboy’s stadium
816 N Collins St.
Arlington, TX 76011

Throw your own Dallas Cowboys Tailgating Party by bringing out the truck, a cooler of beer and some food. There always seems to be a loud crowd of Cowboy fans tailgating in the parking lot before the game.

Where to Stay for a Cowboys Game

Need a hotel near Cowboys stadium? Something to note, did you know Cowboys stadium is actually NOT in Dallas? Weird, right? No worries – it’s not far, just a quick drive over to Arlington, TX will get you a place to stay for the game.

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We’ve got the hookup! Here are all the Arlington hotel surrounding the stadium with the hotel room prices.

Hotels Near Cowboy Stadium Arlington, TX

Find a hotel for the Cowboy game – just click on a hotel to learn more.

The closest hotel that will deliver you the best premium Dallas Cowboys staycation experience before game day will be the Live! by Loews hotel. Book a room, and enjoy an easy walk to and from Cowboys Stadium on game day. Bonus: just pay the hotel parking and not have to fight traffic or crowds to find a parking spot.

What to Wear to a Dallas Cowboys Game

Trying to decide what to wear to the Dallas Cowboys game? Wear your colors PROUD. A Dallas Cowboys jersey or Cowboys shirt is a must. People are hard core about their football teams and Dallas is NO exception.

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Make sure that if you are a Dallas Cowboys fan and not wearing a shirt, that you are wearing the Cowboys colors: navy blue, white and gray.

The couple in front of us were in black and this kid kept talking smack to them thinking they were Saints’ fans. Nope – they just didn’t choose their clothing color appropriately.

Dallas Cowboys Apparel

Wondering what to wear to a Dallas Cowboys game? We have you covered! Check out all of our fan faves from Dallas Cowboys hats to shirts. Shop our Amazon store link.

The Dallas Cowboys colors are Navy and White. Don’t be caught wearing black and gold at the Cowboys stadium!

Dallas Cowboys Nails

Who knew Dallas Cowboys nail design would be a thing?

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dallas cowboys nails

I know we mentioned how diehard Cowboys fans are, but have you ever seen Dallas Cowboys nails?

Join in On Social Media #COWBOYSNATION

When at a Cowboys game (or just watching the Dallas game at home on the couch) – join in on the conversation on social media.

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Dallas Cowboy Hashtags

For the best in Dallas Cowboys news, follow #cowboysnation #dallascowboys

  • The things with watching football on TV is that ESPN or whatever channel you watch football on shows you ALL the details.
  • Someone gets hurt – you know.
  • Someone scores, you know exactly who and how many yards he ran this game and every game in history.

Well the Dallas Cowboys game, there is SO much going on it’s hard to keep track. Thankfully social media makes it easier to find out what is going on!!

AT&T Stadium Seat View

Wondering what your view looks like from your seat at AT&T Stadium? Check out Seat Geek for AT&T Stadium seat views.

Dallas Cowboys Haters

Also – be ready for the Dallas Cowboy haters. They tend to troll social media.

Enjoy the game!

Cowboy Game FAQ

Here are questions we are frequently asked or Googled for in regards to attending a Cowboys Football game:

What to Do For Dallas Cowboys Game?

Arrive early. Find a ride, uber or be prepared to pay to park (and walk!) Use social media at the game to connect with others. Make sure to wear your Cowboys apparel!

How Much are Souvenirs at a Cowboys Game?

While we don’t have an exact answer – our suggestion – buy your Cowboy Souvenirs ahead of time as everything is marked up. Check our Amazon suggestions above.

How Early Should I Arrive at the Dallas Cowboys Game?

I would make sure to arrive at least an hour early, maybe 90 minutes. There is a lot going on, so you won’t be bored. The stadium is worth walking around, take it all in.

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The people watching is amazing. Arrive early enough to find parking, your seat, get your beer and nachos and ready to rally the Cowboys to a win!

How Do I Get Cheap Dallas Cowboys Tickets?

Cowboys fans know all to well that that struggle is real when it comes to scoring discount Dallas cowboys tickets. Your best bet to get Cowboy tickets for cheap is to have a friend with season tickets who will sell them to you for their cost.

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If your friends are lame and don’t have Dallas Cowboy season tickets, then here are a few other places to find cheap Dallas Cowboy tickets. That said, I am telling you now by saying cheap Cowboy tickets, they aren’t cheap. Hard core fans have to pay the price.

Cowboys Party Pass

So while the Party Pass tickets will get you into the Cowboys game at a discounted price, wear good shoes because you will be STANDING. That’s right! The party tickets are for standing room only.

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dallas cowboys tickets

Hey, if you want to be at the game and don’t want to fork over a mortgage payment, this maybe a great option for you! If you attend a pre-season game, the Party Pass tickets cost $20 when buying thru the NFL. For a regular season game, you will be paying $35.

I wish I had better news on scoring discount Cowboy tickets! It’s for them boys, right?

Several have asked about the AT&T Stadium Party Pass or a Cowboys Party Pass review. Here is what I would say. If you are on a budget and want to be at the Cowboys game, regardless of comfort – sure. If C19 is a concern, wear a mask, get vaccinated – but if it not, go for it. It is a VERY crowded area and I am not seeing any additional info that the Party Pass area is any different than in 2019.

Cowboys Party Pass Review

Here are a few party pass reviews of what the experience is like if you are in the Cowboys party pass area, also known as the Party Deck.

The party deck is a big mf you are not there at least 1 hour prior reserving your spot, you will not get a descent spot to see the game. The best spot is right up next to the railing, but all those spots are taken at about 2 hours to kick-off.

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If you’re going to sit in the Party Pass Area, definitely bring friends with you so they can save your spot along the railing or even wherever you’re standing. Get there early too!

Nothing too special about the Party Pass Areas. There are different designated areas but you’ll have a much better experience just forking over the money for a regular seat to cheer on the Cowboys.

If there is one way to describe the Party Pass area, it’s chaos and not in a good way. It’s basically a fancy way for Jerry to call it ‘standing roomy only’. You can’t see any of the field and end up watching the game on the huge jumbo tron when you could be watching it at home with an endless supply of beer in the fridge.

If you get next to the railing, you can’t go to get a beer or go to the bathroom because someone will take your spot. The party pass area is a waste.

Dallas Cowboys Party Pass View

The general consensus is that if you want a good view of the football game from the Cowboys Party Deck, make sure to get their super early (2 hours) and bring a friend so that you have someone to hold your spot when you have to leave. The only real view will be from the party deck railing and those party pass spots go quick as it’s first come first serve.

Party Pass tickets are not recommended for children, at least not under 8 years old. I know my kids – that are now all older than 8 years old would NOT last. Even my die hard Cowboys fan wouldn’t be able to stand that many people.

SRO Ticket

The Dallas Cowboys party pass is now being called a SRO ticket or standing room only ticket.

A Standing Room Only (SRO) ticket gives Dallas Cowboys fans the chance to participate in the Cowboys game day experience. The Standing Room Only ticket gives fans access to six decks to stand and watch the game from inside AT&T Stadium. This ticket does not grant access to a physical seat or seat location.

A limited number of single game Standing Room Only tickets will be available for all Cowboys home games.

Where to Watch the Dallas Cowboys Game for Free

If you are in the Arlington, TX area and want to watch the Dallas Cowboys game for free here is what we suggest.

Texas Live

If you want all the excitement of the game but don’t want to pay the outrageous ticket price to get into AT&T stadium, head over to Texas Live. During the Dallas Cowboy games, Texas Live is your go-to place to enjoy the show with a few thousand of your closest Cowboy friends!

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dallas cowboys win meme

Bonus, there is food galore with multiple bars and restaurants to choose from. With massive screens playing the game during game time, you will save on buying a ticket but still get the excitement of being near.

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