Posted Saturday, Nov. 03, 2012
By Tim Madigan
ARLINGTON -- Daniel Desroches, a business executive from Toronto, has been a rabid fan of the Dallas Cowboys since the 1970s, when he received a helmet autographed by Randy White, Ed "Too Tall" Jones, and other stars of that vintage. He occasionally traveled south to attend games at the old stadium in Irving, but last Sunday was his first trip to the new palace, where his adopted team confronted the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
He was stunned by the gaudy, futuristic grandeur of Cowboys Stadium, the $1.2 billion shrine to America's most bankable team. He was fascinated by the larger-than-life, hi-def television screen atop the field.
He was mesmerized by the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders on that hi-def screen.
As kickoff approached, the enthusiasm of nearly 95,000 fans built to a frenzy as Welcome to the Jungle blared from the sound system.
The hair stood on Desroches' arms. He came close to religious rapture.
"I was losing my mind," he conceded later.
Interception. Interception. Interception. Fumble. Fumble.
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