The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is going to be very, very loud on Sunday night.
The Cowboys know that, and they’re doing their best to prepare for it. Dallas had their practice on Wednesday moved to Cowboys Stadium, where the team had near-deafening crowd noise pumped in during practice. There’s no way of replicating the energy of a packed house at the Superdome in prime time; but it’s a start.
“It’s definitely a very tough spot to play,” said Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, per ESPN Dallas. “The communication is difficult. I think if you’re relying on communicating to move the football, you’re going to be in trouble, especially against this defense. I think you just got to have the team and players understand their assignments and be ready to go.”
The game will certainly be a test for rookie center Travis Frederick, who said the practice with crowd noise was a great help.
“It definitely helps, because you can get used to things without crowd noise,” Frederick said. “You talk about it more on the line whereas with the noise you just have to know what it is or if this person says something it means something. Before [without noise] you could kind of ask, ‘What do you think this is?’ There’s no questioning now. Somebody has to make the call and then you have to do it because there’s no way to communicate back and forth.”
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