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Sunday, December 13, 2009
Pregame notes from Dallas

By Bill Williamson

ARLINGTON, Texas – The world doesn’t need me to explain the spectacle that is the new Cowboys Stadium, the testimonials are in. But let me just add this: wow. This joint is impressive.

It was fun to see San Diego coach Norv Turner catch up with friends from Dallas on the sideline. Turner had a lot of success as the offensive coordinator of the great Cowboys teams of the 1990s. He is clearly beloved here.

San Diego safety Eric Weddle is inactive for the second straight game with a knee injury. He is being replaced by Steve Gregory.

San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman is active. He missed last week’s game with a foot issue.

San Diego defensive end Luis Castillo is active and will play. He missed the past two games with a calf injury.

Dallas is snapping out of a cold front and it is a very pleasant day Sunday.