New Era, the official on-field headwear of the National Football League, is teaming up with the NFL to launch the Back to Football Photo Day contest. So what this means is that Cowboys fans will now have the chance to join the ranks of Tony Romo to also become THE face of the Cowboys.
The contest, which is live atwww.speakwithyourcap.comor through New Era’s Facebook page(https://www.facebook.com/neweracaps?fref=ts) will require Cowboys faithfuls tosubmit photos of themselves showcasing how you personally “speak with your cap.” Whether you wear your cap sideways, backwards or flexed at the brim, show how you are bringing your own style to the game.
32 fans (1 per team) will ultimately be chosen and win a complimentary trip to New York City for two. The winners will enjoy a four-day VIP experience and will be professionally styled in their favorite team’s looks for a New Era photo shoot that may be used for a year-long advertisement and promotional campaign.
The Niners are going to have a new name for their stadium, but don’t count on the Cowboys doing the same.
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington has had the same name for nearly four years after it began hosting events and games, and it sounds like it’s going to stay that way.
“Timing is important,” Jones said. “But just how it fits is important. There potentially have been some situations I might have been interested. But it just didn’t fit….. I’m pretty proud of the Cowboys and I’ve got pretty high bar and high standard for who we want to be associated with,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.
Jones then relayed a story about how he was initially considering naming the $1.2 billion football palace Vaqueros de Dallas Stadium because “it fit our great Hispanic fan base.”
That never happened, of course. And Jones said he wasn’t too eager to negotiate a naming-rights agreement with a corporate sponsor.
“I want to be very deliberate and have been,” he said. “The good news is that it is something I haven’t felt the need to be so urgent on.”
Say what you will about how Dallas handled the first round of the NFL Draft — and plenty of people are doing just that, inside and outside the organization — but don’t question the seven players the Cowboys took, starting with Wisconsin center Travis Frederick in the first round, Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The Cowboys feel every pick will contribute in 2013, some more than others.
They believe all of them have the potential to become starters in the future, so there is a feeling inside the organization that this is the best draft the team has had in a few years in terms of the picks and the value.
“All in all, it was probably the most successful draft we’ve had in a while,” a source said. “We got a guy in the fifth round [running back Joseph Randle] we had on the board in the third. We got good value on guys instead or reaching as we did in the past. Last year, we needed a safety and might have pumped a little air in [fourth-round pick Matt Johnson]. We took him earlier than we needed to. That didn’t happen this year, other than maybe the first round. We got good value.”
The dream of Tim Tebow riding into the sunset with a Super Bowl trophy for the Cowboys has come and gone.
The Cowboys have no interest in bringing in the former Broncos and Jets QB.
Jerry Jones was asked during a call with season ticket holders if the team has had any interest in getting Tebow.
Jones didn’t seem interested in talking about any backup quarterbacks not named Kyle Orton.
“We feel really good about Kyle Orton,” Jones responded. “And that’s where it all starts and stops right there. He will be used differently to some degree than we’ll use [Tony] Romo. But he’s very capable of winning big games and we know how important that back-up slot is, especially if it’s temporary if you don’t have Romo.
“So we’re pretty set at quarterback and we wish Tim all the luck and all the best in the world. But we’re going forward there. What we need to look at at quarterback is what we might be doing with the third quarterback, and that remains to be seen.”