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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Cowboys glad to be at home finally

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys Stadium has not been the homefield advantage Jerry Jones envisioned, but the Cowboys will be glad to be playing there Monday against Washington.

“It’s been four weeks, a really long time,” linebacker Sean Lee said. “I think we’re all excited about being in Cowboys Stadium, in front of our fans on a Monday night, it doesn’t get any better than that.”

The Cowboys called the $1.2 billion stadium in Arlington home for two weeks of training camp but have had only one practice there since playing San Diego on Aug. 21. Now they can understand how the Rangers feel after a prolonged road trip.

The Cowboys will go 36 days between home games before playing the Redskins.

“From a body standpoint, everybody is going to like having that extra day,” Lee said. “Whenever you're at home, you get to spend more time here at the facility. You get to spend more time getting your body ready for the game. It'll be a big deal for us."

Now about winning some games there. The Cowboys were 2-6 at home in 2010. They were 7-2 in the stadium’s debut season of 2009, including a playoff victory vs. Philadelphia.