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Animation offers glimpse of plans for Cowboys Frisco headquarters

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There's lot of curiosity about the future home of the Dallas Cowboys in Frisco, and a new animation gives a glimpse of what will be a nearby restaurant and shopping development called Cowboys Alley.

Tuesday night, city council members voted to move forward with road development near the complex.

However, at Monday night's work session, land owners, engineers and representatives from the Cowboys organization got their first look at the animation just released by the architects.

The animation is by O'Brian Architects, the group in charge of the master plan for the retail area sitting on 66 acres off the Dallas North Tollway and Warren Parkway. 

The real plans are still in the schematic design phase, but city officials say the animation is the vision.

The model comes complete with a fly-in point of views from different angles, bright, eye-catching colors and even includes future patrons and Cowboys fans.

"I think what we were trying to show is more the concept of what we are really envisioning; what we are trying to achieve," said Frisco Mayor Maher Maso.  

Council voting to move forward with the roadway design was one of many steps in moving forward with the major project.

The animation is a clear reminder to some of the $115 million the city and Frisco ISD are sinking into the project.

The anchor is a new 12,000 seat indoor stadium where the Cowboys will practice and where high school football games will be played.

Critics like the Frisco Tea Party argue the city should have considered other development options before Jerry Jones swooped in.

Even some Cowboys fans are a little leery, but overall, people seem impressed.

Mayor Maso says folks shouldn't get too attached to what they see just yet.

"It may look pretty close to that, but again, it depends on the market and it's going to be phased," said Maso. "So it won't open on day one looking like that. We know that."

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