The Dallas Cowboys: One More Reason That the Dallas-Fort Worth is So Vibrant
On August 13, the Dallas Cowboys kick off the start of their 2015 National Football League preseason on the road against the San Diego Chargers. The Cowboys will look to build on mostly solid results during the 2014 season. Last year, the team went 12-4 in regular season play, won the Wild Card game versus the Detroit Lions, but then fell short against the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Playoffs. According to leading football analysts from ESPN, the Cowboys appear to be strong contenders for the Super Bowl going into the new season.
The Cowboys play their Lone Star State competition, the Houston Texans, during Week 4 of the preseason on September 3rd. When the Cowboys’ regular season campaign begins ten days later at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the team will be tested immediately. The Cowboys will face the New York Giants, their NFC East adversary, whom they defeated last year by a 31-21 margin. The Cowboys will have another divisional matchup on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2 of the regular season. Other key matchups include home games against both Super Bowl XLIX teams, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks. Late-season games on the road against the Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills could determine the Cowboys’ postseason fortunes.
Several Cowboys players will continue to create a lot of buzz. Obviously, everybody will be looking at quarterback Tony Romo, who has been both a bright spot and a source of disappointment throughout his tenure with the team. Everyone will also be closely watching Dez Bryant, the wide receiver who recently inked a deal worth $70 million over five years. Linebacker Sean Lee, who is considered the team’s best defensive playmaker on the field, has been plagued by injuries. Lee missed all of last season and has played in only 17 of the last 48 regular season games. This year, he will switch positions from middle to weak-side linebacker, where defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli hopes Lee will be able to make the most plays while being protected by the defensive line. Big things are expected this season from corner back Morris Claiborne, the former first-round draft pick who will be returning from knee surgery.
The excitement of attending a Cowboys game is just one more example of what makes the Dallas-Fort Worth area so vibrant. Even if you can’t attend a game, there are plenty of great sports bars where you can catch the action. Whether you’re going to be in the area for business or pleasure, we offer a better alternative to hotels. The furnished apartments at our numerous properties in Dallas and Fort Worth, which are both a short ride from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, provide the comforts of home and excellent amenities. Check apartment availability online and contact us today. We are here to help!