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Sunday is the first afternoon game at home for the Cowboys this season... prepare for the sun

They don’t call it SUNday for no reason.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Dallas Cowboys Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

This Sunday will mark the first home game of the season for the Dallas Cowboys that has an afternoon kickoff. This means a few things.

First of all, it means that we get to enjoy the noon games with the redzone channel. There’s nothing like soaking up all the touchdowns and yardage for your fantasy team without having to concentrate on willing the Cowboys to victory, am I right?

An afternoon kick also means that the game is kicking off in the afternoon (shocker). We’re nearing fall weather and fall solstice (I just made that up, go with it) which means that the sun sets during the afternoon in the United States. That’s right, baby. The sun is coming.

The sun becomes a big deal for afternoon Cowboys games

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Dallas Cowboys Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The sun at AT&T Stadium is almost as big of an enemy as whoever the Cowboys happen to be playing that day. It brings with it an incredible glare that, depending on which way you’re traveling, can be a bit of a bother.

Jerry Jones is on record noting that the team doesn’t have any plans to have curtains or anything of the like to address this problem. It’s simply something that the team and whoever their opponent is for the day will have to live with.

Cowboys players have complained in years past that the sun has definitely had an impact on them during games. Let’s hope for all of our sake that this Sunday it only impacts the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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