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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Cowboys move practice; Valley Ranch is 'sheet of ice'

By Todd Archer

IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys will move their practice to Arlington today because of the Christmas Day snow and ice as they begin preparation for Sunday’s game at Washington.

Coach Jason Garrett said he would have preferred to practice at Valley Ranch, but the Cowboys did not have the necessary equipment to clear the field.

“It’s just not functional,” Garrett said. “It’s a sheet of ice.”

It is the first practice this season they will hold at Cowboys Stadium and the second they have had to move this season because of the weather. Last Thursday’s practice was moved to Highland Park High School because of high winds, and the stadium was not available because of high school championship games.

Temperatures for Sunday’s game at kickoff are expected to be in the low 30s.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to go play the Redskins,” Garrett said. “The players hear me say this a lot: Regardless where you play or who you’re playing against, you have to be your best. We’ll try to do that. We’ll try to do our best in our preparation. We’re going to practice in our stadium today and hopefully be able to practice on our field tomorrow.”