Monday, December 9, 2013
Coldest regular-season game for Cowboys
By Todd Archer
CHICAGO -- Monday’s game against the Chicago Bears is officially the coldest regular-season game in Dallas Cowboys' history at 10 degrees at kickoff. (UPDATE: The official game-time weather was changed to 8 degrees at kickoff).
The previous low was a 16-degree affair at St. Louis on Dec. 15, 1963. The Cowboys beat the Cardinals 28-24 to finish the season at 4-10. Before Monday the second-coldest game came Dec. 6, 1992 when the Cowboys beat the Denver Broncos 31-27 with a 19-degree day at Mile High Stadium.
Of course the coldest game in franchise history is the Ice Bowl, the 1967 NFL Championship when it was minus-13 at kickoff and the Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers 21-17 at Lambeau Field.
It was 25 degrees at kickoff for the Cowboys’ Nov. 24 road game at MetLife Stadium against the New York Giants.
The Cowboys practiced twice in cold weather last week at Valley Ranch but had to move their Friday to Highland Park High School’s indoor facility because of an ice storm. The practice fields could not be cleared in time to practice Friday, but they were able to hold their Saturday practice outdoors at Valley Ranch.