ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 01: A view of Cowboys Stadium with snow on the roof before Super Bowl XLV media day on February 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Dallas area was hit with winter weather late yesterday evening causing road and school closures in the area. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
One of the hottest topics of media day had nothing to do with Aaron Rodgers vs. Ben Roethlisberger, Clay Matthews’ hair vs. Troy Polomalu’s, or even, somehow, Brett Favre. Many of the Pittsburgh Steelers got their first glimpse of Cowboys Stadium on Tuesday, and the response was enough to make Jerry Jones blush.
"It's phenomenal," Steelers’ defensive end and beard aficionado Brett Keisel said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "We've been excited about being down here for a long time now, and this is even better."
Opened in 2009 at a cost of $1.2 billion, the stadium is Jones’ magnum opus as owner of the Dallas Cowboys, complete with pieces of installation art from world renowned artists, 300 luxury sweets and the largest high definition videoboard in the free world.
"It's bigger than life,” said Chris Hoke, Steelers’ nose tackle. “There's so much hype about it, but all it takes is for you to drive up to it and ... wow!"
The usually reserved Mike Tomlin was impressed with Jerry’s new digs as well.
"This is unbelievable!" Tomlin said. "It's a special place. This is Super Bowl-worthy, no doubt."