ARLINGTON, Texas - Some diehard Cowboys fans who were camping out at AT&T Stadium Wednesday would prefer a warmer, drier forecast.
They're not in tents, but they don't want to be couped up in their RVs the entire time until they can get inside the stadium for the Giants game on Thanksgiving.
People with RVs were tailgating a day early for the Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game.
"What they’re going to do? [Destroy the Giants.] She said they’re going to destroy the Giants, and we’re going to be right here to have a good thankful Thanksgiving and watch our boys eat that turkey leg," Cowboys fan Grady Champion said.
While fans like Champion hope the Cowboys will be eating celebratory turkey after a win, they were eating their meals in the parking lot before the game.
"We’re going to drop that big ol’ turkey off in there," Champion said. "We’re going to have the Turkey deep down and just ready. Turkey, sweet potato pie."
It’s not a traditional setting for a Thanksgiving meal, but fans said it’s the place to be.
"Whether it rains, windy, it doesn’t matter," Cowboys fan Mike Neri said.
Neri even brought a newcomer with him from El Paso.
It’s also the first time for 9-year-old Jett Martin and his younger brother, Jaxon. Lucky for them, their father said they have tickets to the game.
"First NFL live football game, so they’re excited," Cowboys fan Jason Martin said. "We’re all having a good time, enjoying America’s Team."
Neri said Thanksgiving is all about togetherness.
"It’s quite a buildup to the event," he said. "Family, it’s a gathering, right?"
Fellow early-bird fans agree.
"You saw outside people singing and dancing and having a good time," Cowboys fan Art George.
But they said the holiday will be a lot sweeter if a Cowboys win is on the menu for dessert.
"Ain't that what Mohammed Ali said? I float like a butterfly and I sting like a Dallas Cowboy, you better watch out," Champion said.