I've seen a lot of complaints as to AT&T Stadium being a host stadium for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Now let's look at several positives that this has for the Cowboys, as well as the Metroplex.
- The money it brings to the Metroplex. This part is obvious, especially given the grandeur of the WC. I'm starting off by getting the obvious part out of the way.
- The World Cup is played at a different time than when the Cowboys play normally, so there's no danger to the Cowboys. If anything it'll help keep the players out of trouble as they will be able to occupy their time in a different way.
- It can also serves as a nice morale boost for the Cowboys players. Professional athletics like the NFL and FIFA can bring a nice array of international friends to the scene, and the world is much more at everyone's fingertips since the last time the US hosted the WC in 1994. Therefore, this means that the Cowboys players, especially if the Star is used as a practice facility for WC squads such as perhaps England, could make for a nice friendship to brew between the Cowboys players and the WC athletes.
- It would be just as exciting for the Cowboys players to meet these athletes as it would be for the FIFA players to meet the Cowboys players. Especially for some of the fringe players on the Cowboys, this would be a chance to meet athletes from countries such as England, France, Japan, Germany, Italy, and other such a places. Think how exciting this would be for the starters too such as Dak and Zeke meeting the likes of Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Benzema, Pogba and others. This could be quite the morale booster.
- It also has beneficial future implications for the Cowboys players. This will give our players a reason to travel internationally during future offseasons to hang out with their new friends as these will give them places to go for future offseasons to enjoy themselves. As such, this will also help them to do more positive things with their lives, and traveling is fun.
These are just 5 of the many reasons AT&T Stadium hosting a portion of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. There are plenty of others as well.