Dallas Cowboys: Texas Stadium, Farewell Ol' Friend

Chad HensleyCorrespondent IDecember 19, 2008

Texas stadium is the home of America's team - the Dallas Cowboys.

On Saturday night, the Cowboys will play their last regular season game in this historic place. 

It might not be historic in the Fenway Park sense, but you would be hard pressed to find an NFL stadium with more success—with so many great players—than Texas Stadium.

The Cowboys moved into their current diggs from the Cotton Bowl in 1971—the year they beat the Dolphins for their first championship.

It was the backyard for Cowboy legends such as Roger Staubach, Randy White and Tony Dorsett.  All were coached by the man who donned the fedora—Hall of Famer Tom Landry.  Landry led the Cowboys to five Super Bowls, winning two of them.

It was the playground for the triplets—Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin—who led the Cowboys to three Super Bowl victories in the 1990's.

It was the home field for 24 playoff teams, 14 division champions, seven conference champions and all five Super Bowl Champions.

Opposing fans might ask, how could a team have that much success in so little time? 

The answer may lie in an architectural design that will be carried over into the new stadium that will open in 2009.

There is a large open section in the top of Texas Stadium—a "hole in the roof". 

Why would they put a hole in the roof you may ask?

"So God can watch his favorite team play."

Farewell ol' friend. Hopefully you will be watching over a sixth Super Bowl Champion Saturday night, and will pass the torch to your successor.