ARLINGTON, TX — The boys are back in North Texas. They’ve been toughing it out on the West Coast, preparing for a new campaign.
With the regular season fast approaching, the team took a time-out from practice to toast current and past players and to raise money for a good cause.
Proceeds from Thursday’s Cowboys Luncheon will benefit the Happy Hill Farm, a boarding school that educates kids across North Texas.
“It is so helpful. I know for both the financial donations and also for the kids to being able to see how much people care,” says Mindy Beerley, who is a resident parent at Happy Hill Farm.
The kickoff luncheon at AT&T Stadium is also a chance for the NFL’s most talked about squad to hear the expectations of Owner Jerry Jones. We don’t think another 8-8 record will satisfy his drive for another championship.
This preseason pep rally could also be seen as a last supper, of sorts, for some players. The deadline for final roster cuts is Saturday. So, players fighting for a place on America’s Team will have one more shot Thursday night to impress the coaching staff.
We all know how bad the defense is hurting these days with linebacker Sean Lee out for the season and defensive lineman DeMarcus Lawrence missing most of his rookie season.
The long list of injured players may have contributed to the reason why the Cowboys looked so bad this preseason.
Let’s just hope they can get healthy and work out some of the kinks before the San Francisco 49ers march into Arlington for the season opener.