On October 14th, I got a chance to go see my 'boys play against the New England Patriots in Dallas.
Yeah, we lost. But being there in Texas Stadium was incredible. 50-yard line. 19th row. Amazing seats. I went to the game with my brother. We got there a couple of hours early, so we got to see the players warming up on the field before the game. I had my Nikon D80 with me...and started snapping off some pics.
One of the security guys guarding the gate to the field asked me a question:
"Hey...you wanna go down on the field to take some pics?"
"Heck yeah!" I replied like an overzealous 10-year old Beaver Cleaver.
"Slip me a twenty and I'll let you on the field."
So I did. I paid the 20 bucks and spent the next hour or so on the field, taking snapshots of my favorite players...Tony Romo, Terrell Owens, Marion Barber, Roy Williams, DeMarcus Ware...it was a Cowboys fan dream come true!
Tony Romo and Terrell Owens chat during pre-game warmups.
Terrell Owens takes a lap around the stadium...with cheers from Cowboys fans and jeers from Patriots fans.
Tony Romo stretches before the game.
Roy Williams, Keith Davis and Jacques Reeves run a few sprints prior to opening kickoff.
Anthony Fasano catches a pass from backup QB, Brad Johnson during pre-game warmup.
Patrick Crayton gets a toss from Tony Romo.
And now a couple of pics from the actual game:
Marion Barber breaks free around the outside for a huge gain.
Terrell Owens catches a pass and runs it in for a touchdown.
Yeah, we lost the game. But the experience was amazing.