For now, Jones truly believes the opening of Cowboys Stadium will serve as a motivating force for his team in ‘09. He’s done everything except name the stadium a team captain, but I think that’s probably coming Sunday night.
“I think our team will play to the level of the new stadium,” Jones said at the beginning of training camp. “We’ve spent a lot of time over the years talking about playing for the Cowboys, what it means, the visibility of the team, the interest in the team. We’re the most-watched team there is in the NFL; we’re the most-watched programming in all of television … the Dallas Cowboys. That’s fact.”
I’ve never heard of a new building leading a franchise to a Super Bowl, but Jones is convinced something like that can happen.
Silly, right? But then this from the Columbus Dispatch about a new hospital:
“It has to be uplifting and convey hope for the people coming here for treatment and for our staff.”