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Marc Lyons and I have given ourselves the self-guided tour of Cowboys Stadium, and I'll be posting photos as fast as my wireless air card will allow in the Photo Gallery...


Most of the on-field work has been dedicated to preparing the college turf for use tomorrow night. The stadium uses three different artificial surfaces: one football surface marked for the Cowboys (Star at the 50-yard line, colored end zones, NFL hashes, etc.), a college football field (no extra markings, NCAA hashes), and a soccer pitch.

Crews are mechanically and manually "brushing" the college turf, making sure the rubberized pellets are fully integrated into the turf blades.


BYU and Oklahoma team officials have been busy unpacking their semi-trailers throughout the early afternoon. The Sooners have been given the NFL Visiting Lockerroom, while BYU was placed in the "Arena" Lockerroom. The Cowboys' lockerroom is obviously not used.


BYU players and coaches are due here at 3:30pm CT for their pregame "look-around."



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