ARLINGTON, Texas -- The roof of Cowboys Stadium was closed Tuesday for obvious reasons but that did not mean it was a climate-controlled temperature inside the $1.2 billion joint.
Several players at either end of the podiums that stretched the length of the field sported goose bumps as they spoke on Media Day because of a windy draft that came through the tunnels.
“It’s freezing,” Steelers right tackle and former Cowboy Flozell Adams said.
At one point Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark yelled over to newly-crowned Defensive Player of the Year Troy Polamalu during the Steelers’ hour-long session, “Troy, tell them to turn on the heat. They’ll listen to you.”
The Steelers and Packers were hoping to avoid the colder climate, especially being inside.
“I want it to leave,” Green Bay wide receiver James Jones said. “I don’t want it to be here. It’s not that cold. I mean there is a little snow on the ground, but we’re from Green Bay, we can deal with it. It was crazy when we were driving up here and they were putting sand on the roads. I’m like, ‘What are you guys doing putting sand on the ground? You guys are going to get us stuck.’”