In the end, it was a very enjoyable trip and I have to say that regardless of your status as a Cowboys fan or the fan of a visiting team, if you ever have the chance to attend a game at Cowboys Stadium, do it. Do it and bring lots of cash. This venue is not free.
We got a really good deal paying $40 for parking less than a mile away from the stadium. The lot next to us was charging $65. Care for a cool adult beverage (Miller Lite is all they sell unless you search for one of the bars)? That 16 ounces of weasel piss will cost $8.50. Compare that to a 24 ounce Shiner at the Alamodome for $8. Pretzel? $5.00. In short, you are going to the equivalent of a theme park, so expect to pay theme park prices. This is why you got that Master Card in the first place, right? Because this sort of outing is rare, but priceless.