While it may not get the same degree of attention as a Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Dallas Cowboys do have quite a tradition of featuring a marquee performance from the big game, usually as a collaboration with the Salvation Army to help kick off the start of their fundraising during the holiday season.
So what did Fox and the NFL bring you this year? Think along the lines of a performance from country music superstar Eric Church. These performances do typically come out of the country genre, so to see the show go in this direction really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone out there.
We’ll give the folks over AT&T Stadium credit if their goal was to make this somewhat similar to a country concert, given that you had a rather loose crowd of people wearing some Cowboy jerseys while everyone else was dressed relatively like they would be in any other setting. Given that we’ve seen some other performers over the years dress up in Cowboy apparel for the concert, we were surprised for the most part to see Church go fairly natural. (To be fair, there was plenty of Cowboy branding given that cheerleaders flanked him during the entire performance.)
In terms of his performances on the night, Eric really crammed a lot of different songs into a fairly short period of time. We had “Record Year,” “Pledge Allegiance to the Hag,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” and more put into just a few minutes. While we’re not sure this will be the perfect cup o’ Thanksgiving tea for people who aren’t country fans, people in Church’s target audience probably loved this.
Most Cowboy fans had a reason to be excited during the performance, given the fact that the team was defeating Washington 17-6 at the half.
What did you think about Church’s performance during the halftime show? Share some of your thoughts with a comment below! Also, be sure to head over here to see one of the most notable performances of the day — of course, we’re talking about Aretha Franklin performing the National Anthem during the Detroit Lions game.