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FRISCO, Texas -- Jason Witten glanced overhead at a giant picture of him above the walkway to the new indoor practice stadium for the Dallas Cowboys. Cheap Swingman Bucks Jerseys .Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli turned one way through a crowd of media members, only to reappear seconds later going the other way, not afraid to admit he was lost.The Cowboys had their first workday Sunday at their new practice facility -- part headquarters, part spa, part museum with amenities the players probably couldnt have imagined at aging Valley Ranch.I mean, words cant describe it, Witten said about the site about 30 miles north of Dallas. Its an unbelievable facility.Historical displays from a franchise with five Super Bowl titles are scattered through the football wing and the adjacent headquarters, an office building with a view of the outdoor practice fields on one side.The cramped training room at the old facility in Irving has been replaced by multiple rooms and rehab pools, including one with a surface that moves up and down to accommodate players limited by movement coming off surgery. It also has underwater cameras for athletic trainers to see a players feet hitting the surface.And the football-shaped locker room dwarfs the previous one.Probably have to yell if you want to talk to some of the guys down the way, running back Darren McFadden said. But its definitely a great layout.Dallas just finished training camp in California and played the first home preseason game two days before the official move-in to the new headquarters, which was commemorated by a ribbon cutting with owner Jerry Jones and all the dignitaries associated with a project that ultimately will cost more than $1 billion.While the Jones family celebrated outside, the Cowboys practiced inside in their own place for the first time since the spring of 2009, when a severe storm destroyed their indoor facility at Valley Ranch.There is still the business of football, an easy thing to forget amid the hoopla.I think our guys will get that message today from coach (Jason) Garrett, defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford said. And if they dont get it from coach Garrett, theyll definitely get it from me. This is nice. Enjoy it for the day. Get the way around the land and then get back to football. Thats got to be the message.The players have a new team meeting room that seats more than 150. Position group meeting rooms have huge TVs, with large murals of previous stars (Troy Aikman in the quarterback room, for instance). Cafeteria doesnt seem like an elaborate enough word for a dining facility that will feed the players and host parties.When they practice outside, the Cowboys will have a turf field and a grass field. The weight room has a great field-level view of both, along with dozens of dumbbells that have the Cowboys famous star logo on the side.The lockers have cushion seat backs that open for storage. The helmets are illuminated in small cubicles and would like they were for display only if they didnt have scars from game use on them.Its just beautiful, quarterback Tony Romo said. Until you set foot in this place, you cant appreciate it.It was easy to forget that the Cowboys have another preseason game in four days (Thursday night at Seattle). And the regular-season opener Sept. 11 at their suddenly secondary $1.2 billion stadium against the New York Giants.And it was easy to forget that much of the memorabilia already stuffed inside the new facility -- with plenty more coming -- is from Super Bowl eras now at least 20 years old. The Cowboys last reached the title game 21 years ago, and 31 years since their old home in Irving opened.The great thing about Valley Ranch over all those years were the championships those guys formed and won, said Witten, going into his 14th season along with Romo. Thats what you want to create here. All of this is great, but then you have to go and take the next step and that is win football games.Just give Marinelli a few days to find his office.---Online:AP NFL websites: http://pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Schuyler Dixon on Twitter at https://twitter.com/apschuyler Cheap Bucks Jerseys . 24 Baylor in a Big 12 clash between teams trending in opposite directions. Andrew Wiggins made 10-of-12 from the foul line and scored 17 for Kansas (14-4, 5-0 Big 12), which capped a stretch of four straight games against ranked opponents unscathed. Cheap Bucks Jerseys Authentic . The veteran safety was a starter for the Bengals from 2008-2012. He totaled 41 tackles and three interceptions while starting all but four of the 13 games he played last season. http://www.cheapbucksjerseys.com/ . -- Most satisfying to Russ Smith about No. Romain Grosjean missed the start of the Brazilian Grand Prix after spinning off the track in wet conditions on his way to the grid.Grosjean was set to start seventh on the grid, but lost the rear of the car on the run up to the start finish straight after leaving the pits. The mistake spat him into the wall where his Haas suffered irreparable damage to the left rear corner.Speaking about the incident, Grosjean said: From hero to zero in 24 hours. Its so bad for the team, for the boys. We had a good starting position but I was just doing laps to the grid, I was just going up the hill, and II picked up a lot of wheelspin on the rear tyres and just spun the car. Cheap NBA Jerseys. It was an on-off switch, nothing I could control. Honestly I dont know what happened. Ive seen two other crashes, so we need to improve the wet tyres. In my case I dont know, I wasnt even flat out. It was very strange.The incident left seventh place on the grid vacant for the start to the race, which was delayed ten minutes and run behind the safety car due to the wet conditions. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '