ARLINGTON, Texas – Cowboys Stadium had a combination of new looks and old friends and faces for Sunday's game with the Bucs.
Many members from the Super Bowl-winning teams of the 1970s and 1990s were on hand for a halftime announcement. Players such as Roger Staubach, Mel Renfro and Randy White took part in the ceremony.
Also making their first appearance at Cowboys Stadium were the five Super Bowl banners that came over from Texas Stadium. They hung high overhead while the Super Bowl teams were being honored at halftime. It's the 35th anniversary of the Cowboys' Super Bowl XII victory and the 20th anniversary of the 1992 team that won Super Bowl XXVII. Troy Aikman was not on the field at halftime, but did get to reunite with former players since he called the game for Fox.
The home opener was also an opportunity for the Cowboys to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as well.
The game, sponsored by Miller Lite, highlighted several elements of the Hispanic culture on the plazas during various pregame events. The national anthem featured a Hispanic theme as several performers were dressed in traditional outfits as they held the field-length American flag.
"The Dallas Cowboys are proud and honored to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as a salute to the rich culture, contributions and heritage of the Hispanic Americans who are loyal Cowboys fans," said Cowboys Executive Vice President Charlotte Anderson. "We are grateful for the continued support of Dallas Cowboys fans around the country and appreciate the opportunity to work with Miller Lite and Telemundo to reach the Hispanic community in new ways."
Additional elements to honor Hispanic Heritage Month included Telemundo personalities Ramon Diaz and Adriana López making appearances on the plazas, performances by Dallas' Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklórico at stadium entrances, in-game Telemundo messaging on the Cowboys' Video Board and celebratory Hispanic Heritage Month graphics and signage throughout the stadium.