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Cowboys Impressed By Practice Turnout

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SAN ANTONIO - AUGUST 06: Wide receiver Roy Williams #11 of the Dallas Cowboys during training camp at the Alamodome on August 6, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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A crowd of 46,121 watched the Texas Rangers defeat the New York Yankees last night, a somewhat remarkable number considering it was, A) the Texas Rangers and B) on a Tuesday night in August. More remarkable is that a few hours before, a crowd of over 21,000 attended a Dallas Cowboys practice--and this was no ordinary practice.

Tuesday’s practice was about as light as they come, though the Silver and Blue debut festivities may have had something to do with the bloated attendance figure.

On a night when David Murphy, the hero for the Rangers on Tuesday, remarked on the fans in his postgame interview, some of the Cowboys’ more tenured players were given pause at the size of the crowd at Cowboys Stadium for an uneventful practice session.

"A lot of guys that come here, like Jon Kitna, say, 'Let me tell you something, I've been to practices and it's been probably 100 people,'" said Cowboys’ linebacker DeMarcus Ware on Tuesday, per the Dallas Morning News. "To have 21,000 at practice, with all the jerseys on, that shows you how committed Cowboys fans are and how ready they are for the season."

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