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December 06, 2013

Garrett hopes Cowboys draw on cold weather experience from Giants victory in prep for frigid Chicago

 The Cowboys are bracing for probably the coldest regular season game in franchise history when they face the Bears Monday night in Chicago.

 Game-time temperatures are expected to be 12 degrees. The previous low was 16 degrees in St. Louis in 1963.

 The coldest game the team ever played in was the famed Ice Bowl in 1967 when the game-time temperature was 13 below zero.

 The coldest game the Cowboys played this season was against the Giants on Nov. 24 when the temperature was 25 degrees at game time with a wind chill of 18.

 The Cowboys won 24-21 on a 35-yard field goal by Dan Bailey as the clock expired.

 Coach Jason Garrett wants his team to draw on that experience against the Giants Monday night against the Bears. He has instructed them to take their time and get their gear ready so they won't be thinking about weather. He wants no excuses.

"It's just the conditions that we're playing in," Garrett said. "That was a good experience for our team to go up there and function the way we did and kinda draw on that experience. But this will be a new experience Monday night and you've got to be mentally tough enough to focus on the task at hand and deal with the elements in the game."

 

Clarence Hill

 

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