Texas Stadium in Irving was the iconic home of the Dallas Cowboys until it was demolished in 2010. A recent interview I heard on the radio triggered some fond memories and some sadness from the day it was torn down.

I was listening to the radio when I heard the two DJs talking about "I was there" moments when someone mentioned watching Texas Stadium being torn down. Talk about something hitting you in the feels.

The Dallas Cowboys opened Texas Stadium in 1971 after playing at the famous Cotton Bowl since their inception in 1960. The stadium was famous for having a hole in the roof which former Cowboys player, D.D. Lewis claimed was "so God can watch his favorite football team".

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On April 11th, 2010, Texas Stadium was demolished which took about 25 seconds to do.

As a lifelong Cowboys fan, it was pretty sad to see the stadium get torn down after seeing so many games there. I thought they should have made the stadium a museum as it held so much rich history and success.

Unfortunately, the final game was a loss to the Baltimore Ravens which quite honestly always bothered me. Later when the new AT&T Stadium was opened in 2009, the Cowboys would lose their first game in it against the Giants. Maybe we should have stayed at Texas Stadium? I digress.

After it was torn down, the site was used as a staging center for the Texas Department of Transportation. Then, as I mentioned the new state-of-the-art stadium was erected with a capacity to host not only the Cowboys but as many other events as Jerry had his heart set on.

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