As well as being an iconic presence in architectural accomplishments, this stadium would host some of the biggest names to ever dawn a star on their helmets. Hoisting a total of five championship banners, Dallas would have a plethora of talented players grace the astro turf. Roger Staubach, who is arguably the Cowboy's greatest quarterback, would contribute to these wins in Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII. Emmitt Smith, the all time leading NFL rusher, is another Cowboy great who played the majority of his record breaking career on this field.
Unfortunately like most historical sporting venues, they become outdated and dilapidated. Texas Stadium would not be able to escape this fate and in 2008 would meet its end. Owner Jerry Jones would receive permission from tax payers to begin construction on a one billion dollar stadium that would once again make the Cowboys the residents of an innovative, state of the art stadium. Though there is no physical remnants remaining of the stadium, the Cowboy's current home has reminders of Texas Stadium throughout, including the blue lining surrounding the field draped with white stars.