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Fan Paints House in Cowboys Colors

Miguel Andrade not a fair-weather fan



    Miguel Andrade's home in Mesquite shows just how die-hard a Dallas Cowboys fan he is, every inch of his home shows off his pride in America's Team. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013)

    A Mesquite man who showed off his undying support for the Dallas Cowboys in his home makeover isn't letting Sunday's big loss deflate his spirit.

    "I will never, ever, ever be a fair-weather fan -- never," Miguel Andrade said. "I'm a real die-hard Cowboy fan. When they lose, that's when they need me."

    He's known around his neighborhood on Longview and Royal Crest streets for his "Cowboys house," which is painted wall to roof in the team's iconic colors.

    The 51-year-old father of five fell in love with blue and silver 35 years ago when he moved to Texas from Mexico. The home makeover of his aging house gave him the chance to go all out.

    "I love their history," Andrade said. "It's just the greatest institution in football -- eight trips to the Super Bowl, five rings. They are a great, great football team."

    He painted the house by himself from scratch in August, working for two months until it was the way he wanted it. From the pennants to the mailbox to the blue lights, no detail was spared.

    "I think sometimes, it's a little crazy," said his son, Luisangel Andrade. "Everything he does, he wants to go all out [and] he wants to do it right, so whenever we started doing the Cowboys house, he was like, 'Well, if we're going to do a Cowboys house, we have to go all out.'"

    Miguel Andrade said he hopes America's Team will get back up again in the new year. After all, they inspired his American dream.

    "We lost it, so it's just another game," he said. "It's gone. It's over. We're just going to start again. Cowboys -- I will love you forever. I'm going to die a Cowboys fan."

    Andrade also has a curio cabinet full of Cowboys memorabilia, including a Cowboys wallet, watch and ring, inside his house.