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Dallas Cowboys in Frisco at their annual Reliant Home Run Derby.



The Dallas Cowboys participated in their sixth annual Reliant Home Run Derby held in Frisco, Texas at the Dr.Pepper Ballpark last Monday.  They raised $50,000 for the Salvation Army. Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett, came away as the winner for the second time only raising $100 more than Jason Witten.


The event started at 5:30pm and tickets were only $5.00!  Absolutely an amazing opportunity for families to bring their kids to be up close with the Dallas Cowboys. 


Many of the players brought their kids with them like Tyron Smith


Rowdy made an appearance and threw out the first pitch. 


The players were getting ready for introductions in the dug out. 

Here are a couple videos highlighting the event:

Participants included Dak Prescott, Jason Witten, Ezekiel Elliott, Byron Jones, Jason Garrett, Orlando Scandrick,  Travis Frederick, Tyron Smith, Zack Martin and Jeff Heath.  Dez Bryant showed up towards the end because he went to the wrong stadium.

Dak Prescott had to have baseball in his background because he can crush the ball!

Dez and Dez Jr. race to say their hellos to Dak Prescott.

After the derby, Byron Jones, Coach Jason Garrett, Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott try out their skills in the infield.

 

FORD CENTER AT THE STAR – New Name for the Dallas Cowboys Event Center in Frisco!


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Ford Center at the Star at Frisco by the Dallas Cowboys

Today at 2:30pm on site at the Star in Frisco, the Dallas Cowboys, city of Frisco and Frisco Independent School District announced the new company that has received the naming rights to the Event Center at The Star in Frisco.

Stephen Jones, COO of the Dallas Cowboys, announced that they have come to an agreement with Ford to name the new event center “Ford Center at the Star!”

In attendance was Stephen Jones, Charlotte Jones – Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys, Mayor Maso of Frisco, Richard Wilkerson, Deputy Superintendent for Business Services for Frisco ISD.  Also Fords Regional Manager Greg Wood represented Ford Motor Company at the podium.

Charlotte Jones - Chief Brand Officer

Charlotte Jones Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys before the Press Conference.

Stephen Jones said at the beginning of the press conference,  “We were looking for a company that was dynamic and could mirror what the Dallas Cowboys were trying to accomplish here in Frisco and decided that Ford was it!”

Ford Center at the Star Press Conference

Mayor Maso and Richard Wilkinson from the City of Frisco and Frisco ISD at the Dallas Cowboys Press Conference.

The Mayor of Frisco, Maher Maso, added, “Ford has a great culture that is in line with the Dallas Cowboys and the city of Frisco with giving back to the community.”  Ford has a program called, “Ford Driving Dreams” that helps with providing scholarships to students.  Last year in 2014, they gave around $350,000 in scholarships to students.

Charlotte Jones and Sam Pack look on as the Dallas Cowboys announce their new name, the Ford Center.

Charlotte Jones and Sam Pack look on as the Dallas Cowboys announce their new name, the Ford Center.

Richard Wilkenson, the Deputy Superindendent for business services for Frisco ISD added, “Most importantly, this time next year we will be able to watch our kids perform here!” The Dallas Cowboys still have 2 years on their contract in Oxnard, but I was told that they do have some out clauses.

Ford Center at the Star in Frisco

Ford Center at the Star in Frisco.

They are already halfway done with the Star as of a couple weeks ago. And I will tell you, It is bigger than you think.  Stephen said that it is around 700,000 square feet and to put that in comparison, Texas Stadium was only 900,000 square feet!

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Stephen Jones at the Ford Center Press Conference.

Greg Wood and Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones and Greg Wood with the conceptual of the Ford Center at the Star.

Greg Wood Ford Regional Manager and Mayor Maso

Greg Wood Ford Regional Manager and Mayor Maso.

Sam Pack and Charlotte Jones

Sam Pack and Charlotte Jones discuss the new Ford Center.

 

Ford Center at the Star Conceptual in Frisco

Ford Center at the Star Conceptual in Frisco.

Brad Holden and Stephen Jones

Brad Holden and Stephen Jones, COO of the Dallas Cowboys.

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Ford Center at the Star Conceptual #2.

Dallas Cowboys Ford Center at the Star in Frisco

Dallas Cowboys Ford Center at the Star in Frisco.

It took many months of work to get the naming rights deal done, but we all know that Ford made a very smart decision.  But now the question is . . . how much?

 

Stephen Jones - COO / Executive Vice Preside and Director of Player Personnel of Dallas Cowboys

Stephen Jones – COO and Executive Vice President of the Dallas Cowboys addresses the media.

It was a very big event with the media at the Star and the air was filled with excitement for the new announcement!

Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker

Tyrone Crawford from the Dallas Cowboys plans to move to Frisco


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I spoke to Tyrone Crawford the dominating Defensive Tackle for the Dallas Cowboys plans to move to Frisco with his fiancé Kelsey as the practice facility gets closer to completion.

Tyrone is originally from Canada and played his college ball at Boise State.

His fiancé Kelsey is a realtor and she sees how Frisco is and will be the place to live for families and athletes.

More to come!

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Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker

Tony Romo roots for Wisconsin tonight at the Final Four at ATT Center in Arlington tonight!


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Tony Romo is known as a big college basketball fan. And since the Final Four is being played in his Stadium he showed up tonight rooting for Wisconsin with a Badger Hoodie on!

That should come as no real surprise since Romo grew up in Burlington, Wis., a 90-minute drive from Madison.

But it still looks weird!

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Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker>

Dallas Cowboys Gavin Escobar and Jeff Heath at iFly in Frisco Today!


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Today Dallas Cowboys Rookies Gavin Escobar (TE) and Jeff Heath (SS) were trying out iFly in Frisco. With the move to Frisco most likely in 2015, they were here taking a couple flights and scouting out the area. And luckily I had both of my boys Jake & Jax with me to snap a pic!

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Gavin Escobar was selected in the second round out of San Diego State and proved to be a great addition to Jason Whitten and James Hanna. He has fantastic hands and is HUGE! 6-4 or 6-5 I think.

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Jeff Heath wasn’t chosen in the draft but picked up immediately after by the Cowboys and played nearly every game due to JJ Wilcox being injured early and was very dependable throughout the season.

But the real question is, what new community in Frisco suits them best.

Young and in their early 20’s, I would say Park Place in Frisco. Great location, high-end finish out and very close to the new Cowboys Training Facility.

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Keep a look out for more Dallas Cowboys around town like Gavin Escobar and Jeff Heath in the near future.

For more on Frisco new home communities, text or call Brad Holden today at (469)733-2723.

Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker

City of Frisco to discuss Dallas Cowboys Training Facility and Headquarters Site tonight at City Hall at 6:30pm!


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Tonight at the City of Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 6:30pm at City Hall the new Dallas Cowboys Training Facility and Headquarters area will be discussed. The 91.6+ acres on the northwest Corner of Warren Parkway will be a Multi-Use Event Center with not only the Cowboys but office space, a hotel, restaurant and multi-use event center development.

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Current plans look like around 8 stand alone pad sites for restaurants and also around 7 parking garages. Some even 7 levels high.

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I would be in attendance tonight if it wasn’t for the first Richwoods HOA meeting tonight. But I will have someone there to report back on what took place.

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Regardless, it’s still exciting!

For more on Frisco New Homes or Communities text or call Brad Holden today at (469) 733-2723.

Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker

Brandon Carr of the Dallas Cowboys buys a new home in Frisco, Texas


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Here is the first Dallas Cowboy of many to buy a new home in Frisco. Brandon Carr, the Dallas Cowboys starting Cornerback, recently purchased a new home in the private Kingswood community in Frisco.

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On the field, Brandon Carr made a 49 yard game-clenching interception return for a touchdown against the New York Giants last Sunday.

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The 27 year old is in his 6th season and the Cowboys just signed Carr to a $50.1 million 5 year deal that included $26.5 million in guaranteed money that could change his family for generations. Now in Frisco, Texas!

I am sure after his multi-year contract was worked out that moving the practice facility to Frisco helped him make a decision.

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The home is a new Grand Home that is mediterranean style with stucco and a tile roof. The community is called Kingswood which is a Gated neighborhood with clubhouse, trails, and a creek.

The home boasts a front courtyard, round entry, cast stone fireplace in family, lots of wood floors, mom space with built in desk, kids computer loft with a desk.

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The gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, knotty alder cabinetry, GE stainless steel appliances, pot and pan drawers and a breakfast bar. Grantite vanities are also in the master bedroom.

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The home is located at 3855 Vanderbilt Lane and has 4 Beds and 4 Baths. The square footage is around 4,226.

And on top of the new house, Carr welcomed a new baby boy into the world in August! (By FaceTime! Click here for the story!)

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This is the first of many Cowboys to make Frisco their home!

If you are looking for the best private communities in Frisco also consider Starwood and Richwoods. These are some of Frisco’s most sought after locations by far right now.

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Brad Holden – Holden New Homes – Licensed Texas Real Estate Broker