*Which means, of course, player introductions are here. It's 76 degrees and gorgeous. The last season opener and the 28th and final Monday Night Football game in Texas Stadium history is upon us. And to think, I vividly remember when the pre-game entertainment consisted of nothing more than the stadium's speakers blaring college fight songs. Seriously.
*The Cowboys enter the field to Disturbed's "Down with the Sickness." Awe. Some.
*Don't know how much we'll see of Felix Jones tonight. I know he's fantastic and off to a great start. But throwing a rookie into the mix against blitz-happy defensive coordinator Jim Johnson is risky. A missed blocking assignment could mean the game, or Tony Romo's health. Nobody knows how to stop Dallas like Johnson, whose defenses have allowed 7 and 6 points in the last two visits to Texas Stadium.
*For what it's worth, the Cowboys haven't won a Monday Night Football game at home since 2001. Ouch.
*Given the T.O. vs. Donovan McNabb juicy subplot in prime time, this has the potential to be one of the best MNF games in Cowboys' history. To do that, it'll have to be better than these. -- Richie Whitt
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