Not only is the Dallas Cowboys preseason match-up against the Tennessee Titans the first home game of the season, it's also the first chance to see the 'Boys play in Jerry Jones' new stadium-shaped tomb. (We hear the sarcophagus of Pharaoh Jerry is located deep under the 50-yard line, where he'll eventually be buried with thousands of Papa John's pizzas; a patchwork quilt made out of Smith, Irvin and Aikman jerseys; and a Vince Lombardi trophy forged from pure platinum, because sterling silver is for peasants. Jay Novacek and Daryl "Moose" Johnson will guard the entrance.) But don't be too dazzled by all the pageantry and architecture, because there are still plenty of questions to be answered on the field. Will Tony Romo regain his pre-Simpson swagger? Will Miles Austin and Patrick Crayton pick up the mantle of post-touchdown entertainment after T.O.'s departure? Can the 'Boys win this winter, when it actually matters? Five months of answers to these questions and more start 7 p.m. Friday at the new Cowboys Stadium. Tickets are $75 to $239. Visit ticketmaster.com or tune in on FOX.
Fri., Aug. 21, 7 p.m., 2009