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Afternoon game means sunlight could be issue again at AT&T Stadium

Light filters though the windows onto the field during afternoon games at AT&T Stadium. The sunlight bothered some of the Dallas players during the first game of the season against the New York Giants.
Light filters though the windows onto the field during afternoon games at AT&T Stadium. The sunlight bothered some of the Dallas players during the first game of the season against the New York Giants. rrodriguez@star-telegram.com

The Dallas Cowboys blamed the sun for a couple of dropped passes in the season-opening loss against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium.

Jason Witten couldn’t hold onto a ball on the final drive, and Dez Bryant had an incompletion earlier in the fourth quarter.

Sunday marks another 3:25 p.m. starting time and the sun certainly could be an issue yet again if it shines through the west windows at AT&T Stadium.

Coach Jason Garrett addressed the issue on Friday, saying he didn’t expect the team to drop curtains or do anything of that nature to minimize the impact.

“Again that’s one of those, like we talked about the last time this happened, there’s a lot of players looking a lot of different ways during the game,” Garrett said. “So you’ve got to be careful of overanalyzing that situation. But it’s certainly something we’ve had to consider in the past and we’ll consider it again this week.”

Drew Davison: 817-390-7760, @drewdavison

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