It’s been a while since the Cowboys have played on their home turf.
After finishing the preseason with two road games, in Minnesota and Miami, the team opened the regular season with two road games--in New York (actually, New Jersey, if you want to be totally accurate) and San Francisco. After criss-crossing the nation like this for the last month, the team is just glad to be preparing for a home game this week.
“It’s been four weeks, a really long time,” inside linebacker Sean Lee said recently, per ESPN Dallas. “I think we’re all excited about being in Cowboys Stadium, in front of our fans on a Monday night, it doesn’t get any better than that.”
The Cowboys come into the Monday night match-up with the Redskins banged up at several key positions--you know, starting QB, starting RB, no. 1 receiver, those guys. But they’ll be helped by the extra day afforded them by playing on Monday night, and the comfort of staying in the DFW Metroplex for this one. And at this point, they could use all the help they can get, with respect to health.
“From a body standpoint, everybody is going to like having that extra day,” Lee said. “Whenever you're at home, you get to spend more time here at the facility. You get to spend more time getting your body ready for the game. It'll be a big deal for us."
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