It's gameday again, and the Dallas Cowboys are hoping for a much better performance this week as the Seattle Seahawks come to town. It's an early game, and it's also the first day of Daylight Wasting Time. (Well, if we are saving it during the summer . . . oh, never mind.) The good news is that if you forgot to set your clocks back, you are just early to everything today.
It looks to be a pretty good day for tailgating outside Cowboys Stadium. There is a chance for thunderstorms in the forecast, but hopefully they won't interfere with the pregame activities, and the temperature is anticipated to be in the high 60s to low 70s - just about perfect for grilling up some ribs and brats and cracking a few cold ones.
The game isn't the only thing going on at the stadium today. The Ring of Honor adds three new names today, with Drew Pearson, Larry Allen, and Charles Haley getting the ultimate recognition in pro football (at least as far as Cowboys fans are concerned). It is especially nice to see the original 88 getting his props, and a nice writeup in the San Antonio Express offers the suggestion that the current 88 might want to look to Drew for some guidance.
I don't know if anyone really cares, but he was a Cowboy. Terrell Owens has a warrant out for his arrest. (It's a child support thing.)
Links about the game type stuff after the jump
Drew Pearson dates back to the 70s, while Larry Allen and Charles Haley are primarily known for their accomplishments during the 90s. There is one other player who goes back to the 90s involved today, and he is in a Cowboys uniform. Jon Kitna is in his fifteenth season, and this may be the last year of his career. He also has ties to Seattle, having started his career there. The Olympian newspaper takes a look at him and his thoughts on that long career.
Of course, we are all anxious about how the game is going to go. There are several previews of the game to go around.
Bryan Broaddus has his take up on ESPN Dallas.
And from the other side, the Seattle Times has their preview.
All us Dallas fans are hoping this will be the start of something good, a take that AP also covers (I found it first on the website for WPXI in Pittsburgh, for some reason, although I suspect the story will get picked up elsewhere soon.)
That story talks about the issues with Sean Lee. We also know that the team will have to do without Felix Jones and Mike Jenkins, but the injury to Mat McBriar is also a major concern, and there are a lot of papers and sites carrying the story about Chris Jones being signed to the squad to provide some insurance.
Well, those are the main things as the focus gets down to real football. But just for those of you who will be really excited by this (you know who you are), Enrique Iglesias will be performing at the halftime of Dallas' Thanksgiving Day game with the Miami Dolphins to kick off the Salvation Army's Red Kettle campaign.
And finally, the most important thing: