Hard Knocks is spending this summer in the Lone Star State. The annual HBO behind-the-scenes docuseries with an NFL team tabbed the Dallas Cowboys as the franchise it’ll spend a few weeks following around, and while the Cowboys always manage to attract eyeballs, they’re especially interesting this year as they attempt to bounce back from last year’s 6-10 campaign.
There are some reasons for optimism — Dak Prescott is back and healthy, head coach Mike McCarthy is now in his second year at the helm, first-round draft pick Micah Parsons looks like a potential gem in the middle of a defense that was quite bad last year — but with how high expectations perpetually are for the Super Bowl-starved franchise, optimism can turn into a full-blown meltdown pretty easily. Still, Hard Knocks is giving a look into the calm before the storm with the franchise, and on Tuesday night, this included a wonderful piece of drone work in which viewers got the chance to see the Star District in Frisco.
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) August 25, 2021
How the person navigating this drone did not crash approximately 500 different times is really admirable. Anyway, it turns out putting tons of cash into a 91-acre campus designed to go all-out in celebration of an NFL team leads to some impressive results.