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ESPN: Matt Mosley remembers Texas Stadium

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. WoodysGirl

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    Texas Stadium to come tumbling down

    April, 9, 2010 Apr 9
    AM ET

    By Matt Mosley

    I was 10 years old when I saw my first Dallas Cowboys game at Texas Stadium on Oct. 9, 1983, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dallas staved off the winless Bucs when fullback Timmy Newsome took a short pass from Danny White and turned it into a 52-yard touchdown with less than a minute left in regulation. Rafael Septien won the game in overtime with a 42-yard field goal.

    At halftime, Roger Staubach was inducted into the Cowboys' famed Ring of Honor. It was a remarkable afternoon and White paid tribute to Staubach with his late heroics and huge passing day. On Thursday, I drove by the iconic stadium for the last time. I'm not really the sentimental type, but it was a little strange to imagine how dramatically the landscape will change when Texas Stadium is imploded Sunday at 7 a.m. ET.

    This is where I watched a couple of amazing SMU-Baylor games in the early 1980s, when the Pony Express was facing off with linebacker Mike Singletary. And in Nov. 1996, I took my future wife on our first date at -- where else -- Texas Stadium. I believe Lake Highlands High School hung on to beat Waco High in a playoff game that day.

    Here's another favorite memory of Texas Stadium that I wrote about for ESPNDallas.com on Thursday. And by the way, you can watch the implosion live on ESPN3.com on Sunday morning from 7-9 a.m. ET. I'm not particularly interested in watching the implosion, in part, because waking up at 5 a.m. local time doesn't seem all that appealing on a Sunday.

    Cowboys Stadium is already one of the most recognizable facilities in the nation. But for several generations of Cowboys fans, Texas Stadium holds a lot of memories.

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