A secret weapon could’ve helped the Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Football Team 27-20 on Sunday, solidifying their lead over the NFC East.
After getting a tip from the Seattle Seahawks, who played in Washington on Nov. 30, about the heated benches at FedEx Field kept going out during their game, the Cowboys partnered with Dragon Seats out of Cleveland and had their own seats shipped to the stadium to guarantee warm seats for their players, ESPN reports.
The Cowboys made news before the game when reporters noticed the branded set of benches along the sidelines of the stadium, something never done by an NFL team on the road before, USA Today reports.
“We as the Cowboys, we put it out there,” Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones said in a statement. “I like all this additional color.”
This was also big news because valued at $5.7 billion, the Cowboys rank ahead of all other sports franchises in the world as the most valuable, per Forbes.
Some took to Twitter to express their contempt for the decision while others enjoyed the drama brought to the NFC East showdown.
As if the #Cowboys couldn’t be any more contemptible, they flew in their own sideline benches for the game … first time and only team that’s ever done that at FedEx … wild #WashingtonFootball pic.twitter.com/Qu46kPmP5P— Mitchell Tischler (@Mitch_Tischler) December 12, 2021
The Cowboys are bench-slapping Washington right now!— Nick Eatman (@nickeatman) December 12, 2021
A rematch is slated for Dec. 26 at the AT&T Stadium.
Written by Angela Mulka