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Cowboys Stadium firsts

Mike Sudhalter  |  June 8, 2009


George Strait & Co.
opened Cowboys Stadium Saturday night

In a couple of months, we'll be talking about the first completed pass, first down, touchdown and fumble (probably Tony Romo) at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

But Saturday marked a different kind of first. By now, everyone knows the first event at the new stadium was a George Strait Concert.

But here are some other firsts from the historic show with a little satire directed at the Dallas Cowboys.

First song performed: "Solitary Thinkin'," Lee Ann Womack What Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be doing after his team misses the playoffs again.

First cover song/First uptempo song: "San Antonio Rose" Womack played a cover of Bob Wills' Western Swing Classic. It makes reference to the city where the Cowboys used to hold training camp.

First ballad: "A Little Past Little Rock" An ode to Jones' hometown. Some Cowboys fans are disappointed that the stadium was built in Arlington. Hey, it's better than Arkansas.

First closing song of a set: "Ashes By Now" Lee Ann Womack This is a description of Wade Phillips' NFL head coaching career, come January 2010 - or possibly sooner.

First pop crossover hit performed: "I Hope You Dance" Lee Ann Womack There's nothing wrong with celebrating after a touchdown, but the Cowboys might want to practice celebratory dances for first downs and field goals.

First song performed by a male artist/first song performed by a non-Texan - "The More I Drink" Blake Shelton Perfect for country music concerts or football games.

First Intro Music: "Deep In the Heart of Texas" Ace In The Hole Band. Well, technically Dallas isn't deep in the heart of the state. It's an hour from the Oklahoma border.

First George Strait song: "Write This Down" Write this down...the Houston Texans - hats, boots, checkered tableclothes and all - will win more games than the Cowboys in 2009.

:: Posted at 12:02 PM by Mike Sudhalter ::
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