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Dez Bryant wasn’t comfortable in regards to the solar streaming into AT&T Stadium on Sunday.(Photo: The Associated Press)
During afternoon video games at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, the solar shines via the glbad doorways behind the tip zones, casting a glare throughout the sector.
And after his workforce’s 28-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Dallas Cowboys large receiver Dez Bryant mentioned that glare undoubtedly has an impact on the sport, mentioning one first-half incompletion specifically.
“The ball caught the light and I lost it a little bit. I went to the sidelines and said, ‘Coach, there’s nothing I can do about it,’” Bryant advised The Dallas Morning News. “These fans (criticizing me on that play) can go to hell today. There’s nothing I can do about that.”
Bryant advised the newspaper that the solar’s glare on the stadium is “a big problem,” whereas fellow large receiver Brice Butler mentioned it at all times performs a job in video games that kick off within the latter a part of the afternoon.
“It sucks,” Butler advised The Morning News.
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The subject exists partly as a result of the tip zones at AT&T Stadium, which opened in 2009, run east-west as a substitute of north-south. In a radio interview final yr, a consultant of HKS, the architectural agency that designed the stadium, mentioned the angles of the solar had been taken under consideration throughout development, and famous that the stadium is a part of a broader improvement plan for the realm.
“That’s the reason the end zones are open and the orientation is the way it is,” Bryan Trubey, the agency’s government vp of sports activities and leisure, mentioned. “Because that’s the absolute best alignment to play out the final master plan and in creating the most value in the land around the stadium itself.”
Despite his gamers’ issues, don’t count on Cowboys coach Jason Garrett to make use of the solar’s glare as an excuse anytime quickly. When requested in regards to the solar in a radio interview with 105.three The Fan after a 22-21 loss to the New York Giants final season, Garrett was blunt.
“The sun’s been there for five billion years,” he mentioned, “and it’ll probably be there for five billion more.”
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