Note: This is an April Fool's Joke. The Cowboys will play their home games at AT&T Stadium for the entirety of the 2016 season and beyond. There are no plans for them to play at Cravens Field.
The Dallas Cowboys and Lamar Vikings have announced the first ever "Stadium Switch" to open the 2016 season.
The Cowboys will play the Washington Redskins at Cravens Field on Sunday, September 4th at 7:30 PM. The game will be broadcast on national TV.
"We're excited to showcase our facilities to a national audience," a Lamar spokesperson said. "Hosting 'America's Team' is a once in a lifetime experience."
In order to increase capacity at the local high school stadium, temporary bleachers will be brought in and placed behind the endzones.
"This is the first event of its kind in the history of the NFL," a Dallas Cowboys spokesperson said in a statement from Valley Ranch. "No NFL team has ever played in a stadium of this kind. The Cowboys are proud to honor the high school football and 'Friday Night Lights' tradition in Texas by playing at Cravens Field."
In exchange, the Vikings will open their season vs. Keller Fossil Ridge at AT&T Stadium. This will be the sixth game for Lamar at AT&T, while it will be the first time for the Cowboys to play at Cravens Field.