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First the Browns now the Dallas Cowboys

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First the Cleveland Browns now the Dallas Cowboys have now joined the stadium name change before this years season. Earlier this year the Browns renamed their stadium "First Energy Stadium" from former name "Cleveland Browns Stadium."

The Dallas Cowboys announced on Thursday that "Cowboys Stadium" will be renamed "AT&T Stadium." The re-naming is part of a multi-year deal with the telecommunications giant. Team owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Thursday he wants "this building to be more familiar than the White House." The name change for $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium takes effect today before the start of the season when the Cowboys host the New York Giants in their season-opener Sept. 8.

While specifics of the deal weren't immediately available, the team says the deal includes access to AT&T mobile technology. The arrangement will double the stadium's wi-fi network for faster mobile access and expand the options provided by the Cowboys' mobile app. Additionally, many signs outside and inside the stadium will be changed to reflect the AT&T name.

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