This past week, our friends at #GoVerizon invited my husband, Betsy and her husband 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. I had no idea what to expect, but woah – being at a Dallas Cowboys game (especially when they are playing the New Orleans’ Saints) is nothing like watching football on TV. I am sure it totally helped that our boys pulled thru and beat the Saints
Anywho, with all of the fun – I learned several things about going to a Dallas Cowboys game. Here are 5 things to know before you go!
What to Know Before You Go To a Dallas Cowboy Game
1. Take Uber or Taxi
Parking is OUTRAGEOUS at the stadium. Seriously, stores nearby charge $100 to park near the stadium and if you plan on parking in the parking lot – plan on walking.
Take a Uber and then you’ll be dropped off right at the stadium. You will be able to drink and get home safely. Believe me, it’s worth the expense.
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2. Go Early and Tailgate!
Head over to Fishbone Bar and Grill for the Bill Bate’s tailgate party. Our friend’s at Verizon will be there with fun goodies! Good grub, beer and fun – the perfect way to start off the Cowboys game!
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3. Read the Rules for Bags and Purses!
You must have a clear stadium bag! Cowboy Stadium has banned bags in general except for small clutches. What’s a small clutch? Get out your ruler, it has to be no bigger than 5 inches by 8 inches, roughly the size of a piece of notebook paper folded in half. This applies to ALL events at the stadium, NOT just Cowboy games!
4. What to Wear to the Cowboys Game
Trying to decide what to wear to the Dallas Cowboys game? Wear your colors PROUD. People are hard core about their football teams. Make sure that if you are a Dallas Cowboys fan that you are wearing the 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 clothes appropriately.
Here are a few options for Dallas Cowboy attire:
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5. Join in On Social Media
When at a game (or just watching the game at home on the couch) – join in on the conversation on social media.
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!!
Enjoy the game! Here’s a sneak peek of the Dallas Cowboys vs New Orleans Saints game:
What Advice Do You Have for Someone Attending a Dallas Cowboys Game?
Thanks Verizon for the tickets to the game, and the excellent cell phone coverage allowing me to tweet and Instagram the entire game!