ARLINGTON, Texas - Cowboys and Seahawks fans showed their team spirit ahead of Saturday’s NFC Wild Card playoff game at a fan event inside AT&T Stadium.
Cowboys Rally Day on Friday allowed fans on the field for some friendly competitive games, autographs and photos with former players. The Cowboys Cheerleaders, Rhythm and Blue Dancers, the drumline and Rowdy were also there for fun and entertainment.
After a lot of lackluster postseasons, this year Cowboys fans believe things will be different.
“I know they have the skills,” said fan Meretta Savannah. “I have faith in the Cowboys.”
Texas Live! was filled with fans and optimism.
“We’re gonna bury them Seahawks,” said fan Tracy Brown. “That’s it for them.”
The optimism was not reserved for Cowboys fans. Other fans showed up at Texas Live! too.
“I’m hoping that it's a close game and that we're not coming from behind,” said Seahawks fan Wendy Easter. “I feel like we have typically been having to do, and it's a pretty even game right up until the end.”
On Saturday, the Dallas Cowboys will go up against the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks won the regular season matchup back in September but that was when the Cowboys were struggling. Players are now saying they are ready for a rematch.
“We are both very familiar with each other and it’s always a very tough, physical, hard-fought game. So it’s a game that we look forward to and I know they do too,” said Cowboys guard Zack Martin.
“It takes everybody to win a football game, you know. Everybody at the stadium, all the fans watching… we need everybody cheering. So, it takes all of us and all of them,” said Joe Looney, the Cowboys’ center.
“Our job is to win no matter what happens and no matter how you play individually. At the end of the day, it’s to get the job done. So, I’m excited for my opportunity to be back in the playoffs and excited for this team and what we’ve got,” said quarterback Dak Prescott.
Jerry Jones pointed out the challenge of playing the Seahawks at home, given how loud it is. There, they call it the 12th man. He says he wants fans who go to the game to rival the noise of the 12th man.
The Cowboys are favored to win the game but not by much. The point spread is less than two.
Coverage of the game starts at 6 p.m. on FOX 4 and kickoff is at 7:15 p.m.