FRISCO – Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant will be the honorary scarfer of the Lamar Hunt statue for FC Dallas’ next home match on Saturday, July 7.
The ceremony, where a notable figure hangs an FC Dallas scarf around the statue of past FC Dallas owner Lamar Hunt, will take place approximately 30 minutes before first kick of FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes.
The Cowboys wide receiver has developed a friendship with FC Dallas’ Brek Shea and an interest in soccer.
Shea and Bryant recently played in the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game and exchanged jerseys last season. Bryant and FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman were teammates at the Heroes game.
Lamar’s Tailgate starts 90 minutes before first kick (so 6:30 p.m. for July 7) on the North Concourse and features BBQ, street tacos and other food.
The culmination of the tailgate party is the scarfing ceremony of the Lamar Hunt statue. Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki and U.S. Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann have been previous scarfers this season at an FC Dallas match.