WHAT: St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys
WHEN: Sunday, 12 p.m. (CDT)
WHERE: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
The Cowboys second home game of the 2013 season is set to honor Hispanic Heritage Month, which kicked off on Sept. 15. Kickoff against the Rams will incorporate quite a few festivities as the Cowboys attempt to improve to 2-1 on the year.
Here are some things to look for:
Celebrations of Hispanic heritage will be seen all across AT&T Stadium on Sunday, including musical performances and more.
For starters, the Salvadore Santana Band will kick off the festivities at 10:45 a.m. with a concert on the East Plaza that runs until 11:15 a.m. Santana is the son of legendary guitarist Carlos Santana.
The West Plaza will feature a Mariachi performance as well as a dance routine from the group Ballet Folklorico. [embedded_ad]
Ballet Folklorico dancers will also be featured on field during Sunday's national anthem with flags from 22 Latin flags.
On the Plazas
Other forms of entertainment will abound at AT&T Stadium on Sunday.
- The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will split their squad in half for pregame performances on both the East and West Plazas at 10:35 a.m.
- Rhythm & Blues Dance Team, Rhythm & Blues Drum Line and Rhythm & Blues Break Boys will each perform on both East & West plaza before the game.
- There will also be a free Kids Zone, complete with mechanical bull, rock climbing wall and zip line. There will also be NFL Play 60 games, face painting and balloon animals.
- There will also be giveaways like official game-used merchandise, CD's, and much more on each stage in the plazas for games like Karaoke Contest, Ladder Golf, Bag Toss and Dance Contest
- There will also be Plaza food and beverage discounts1: $2 12oz. soda & bottled water $5 12oz. Miller beer, as well as discounted hot dogs, burgers and sausages.
Trumpeter Freddie Jones will once again perform the national anthem Sunday, as he is scheduled to do for every home game this fall. Jones' instrumental anthem was wildly popular at the Cowboys' season opener.
Sunday's halftime show will be performed by the Allen High School marching band – the largest in the world with 900 members.
The pregame interview will be conducted with former Cowboys fullback Walt Garrison.
… Looking For 20
All season long, Cowboys fans attending home games will be hoping for at least 20 points. This year, Papa John's has partnered with the Cowboys for the ultimate fan promotion. Any game in which the Cowboys get at least 20 points, all fans in attendance will get 50 percent off their entire order the following day at papajohns.com with promo code COWBOYS20. Offer valid for regular-priced menu items and only at participating stores.
New Bag Policy
Fans are reminded to remember the NFL's new bag policy(/bags/), which will be in effect Sunday night and at every Cowboys home game this season.
Only hand-held purses will be allowed into the stadium, along with clear plastic tote bags that do not exceed 12"x6"x12" inches.
Items such as backpacks, coolers, large purses, camera bags, diaper bags, fanny packs and seat cushions are not allowed into the stadium under the new NFL safety rules.
When To Get There?
Stadium opens at 10:30 a.m. (CDT)
Plaza opens at 9 a.m.
Parking lots at 7 a.m.
About the Game
- The Cowboys have played 30 times overall with 22 of those meetings coming in the regular season and eight in the playoffs. The regular season series is tied 11-11, and the overall series is tied 15-15.
- The last time these teams met, in 2011, DeMarco Murray rushed for a Cowboys record 253 yards on 25 carries. The Cowboys won, 34-7.
- Dallas is 7-8 in home games played against the Rams.
- Both of the Cowboys' games this season and both of the Rams' games this season have been decided by a touchdown or less. The Cowboys defeated New York, 36-31, in Week 1 before falling, 17-16, to Kansas City. The Rams eked past Arizona, 27-24, in their season opener and fell short against Atlanta last week in a 31-24 loss.