Rams prepared to play inside Jerry Jones’ dream house

Rams prepared to play inside Jerry Jones’ dream house

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Rams prepared to play inside Jerry Jones’ dream house

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by Scott Bierman

KMOV.com

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 5:47 PM

(FootballStL) -- The noon start on Sunday doesn’t indicate the Rams will play in primetime, but AT&T Stadium in Dallas, probably the grandest of all stadiums in the NFL, can make any game feel like it’s the Super Bowl.

The Rams will visit Jerry Jones’ $1.3 billion playhouse for the third time, including a preseason game in 2012, since its inception in 2009 when the Cowboys play host this Sunday.

“We don’t make a big deal of it, same approach that we took last week with the noise in Atlanta,” Jeff Fisher said. “The biggest thing for them is taking the field walking through the ‘happy hour’ bar where everybody stands and yells at you, but you get past that. It’s not a big deal.”

Although the Cowboys have sold out each of their last 187 home games, AT&T Stadium hasn’t been an extra boost for the home team. The Cowboys have won 18 of 33 games in their new home, including a 36-31 defeat of the Giants in Week 1.

The Rams lost their only regular season game at AT&T Stadium 34-7 on October 23, 2011. Running back DeMarco Murray rushed for a club-record 253 yards in the victory.

“I was there before the draft this year, actually for an event with a little obstacle course they had us doing there,” rookie safety T.J. McDonald said. “I was in there, but never for a game-like atmosphere. It was definitely a great facility.”

“Once the whistle blows, the only thing to worry about is game time and going out there and performing what we’ve been practicing all week.”

Scott Bierman covers the Rams, Cardinals, and Blues for KMOV.com and its associated mobile apps (FootballStL, BaseballStL, and HockeyStL). You can follow him on Twitter @Scott_Bierman.

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