Dance With the Bull: Pro Riders Prep for PBR’s Iron Cowboy

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ARLINGTON -- Cooper Davis has never competed in a bigger arena.

"Being in a place like AT&T Stadium, it definitely amps you up a little bit," he said.

The home of "Da Boys" will be hosting a different kind of cowboy this weekend.  Davis, a Texas native, will be among 40 of the world's best bull riders competing in PBR's Iron Cowboy.

"It's kind of an honor," Davis said of the event.

"It's pretty much where you separate the men from the boys," said PBR's #1 rider, J.B. Mauney. "It's not just gettin' on one or two bulls in one night.  You win this deal, you're probably gonna get on four or five of the rankest bulls in the world."

Davis agrees, "This is as big of a platform as it gets."

Getting that platform ready meant turning the football field into a rodeo -- the exact opposite of what the Mesquite Marshals did to Resistol Arena last weekend.

While the bulldozers made sure the arena floor was nice and smooth, the riders know the bulls themselves will make the ride anything but smooth.

"I broke my jaw, shoulder, ankles, wrists," Davis recalls. "It's dangerous any way you look at it, but gettin' on for $100,000 you kinda forget about all that."

Yeah, there'll be no shortage of prizes to hold on for, and plenty of eyes to impress.

If you're a fan of western sports, the buck starts right here.

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