After extensive banter that began on Twitter earlier this week, the PBR is considering letting the Dallas Cowboys' mascot, Rowdy, get on a bull during the Dickies Iron Cowboy IV at Cowboys Stadium this weekend.
THURSDAY UPDATE: Dallas Cowboys mascot Rowdy matched up with the bull Rowdy All Night at a weigh-in at Cowboys Stadium on Thursday. The PBR has offered Rowdy a chance to face Rowdy All Night in an exhibition matchup during Dickies Iron Cowboy IV this weekend, however, Rowdy still has his sights set on a World Champion.
"After today, I want Bushwacker," Rowdy said on Twitter
following the event. "If I go, I'm going to go hard!"
The Dickies Iron Cowboy IV, possibly the most grueling events on the Built Ford Tough Series schedule, will take place Saturday at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The Top 24 riders in the world will go head-to-head in the bracket-style event.
WEDNESDAY UPDATE: With a strong desire to get on a bull at the Dickies Iron Cowboy IV this weekend, Rowdy put his skills to the test Wednesday night with Douglas Duncan at Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington, Texas.
Check out the video here:
TUESDAY UPDATE: In the past 48 hours, there has been extensive Twitter banter between the Dallas Cowboys' mascot, Rowdy, and the PBR about letting him get on a bull during the Dickies Iron Cowboy IV event at Cowboys Stadium this weekend. Even though professional bull riding is an extremely dangerous sport conducted by professionals, Rowdy wants to prove his metal as a representative of the Dallas Cowboys.
"If I'm going to prove I am an Iron Cowboy, I want the best bull in the world," Rowdy said. "I might not be up on all of the latest group of top bulls, but he's got to be the caliber of Bodacious, Little Yellow Jacket and the rest of the PBR World Champion Bulls."
The PBR is entertaining the thought of allowing Rowdy to attempt a bull, but has warned that the Dallas Cowboys would likely need a new mascot uniform for Rowdy at the conclusion of the effort. The PBR has offered up the Mike White-owned bull, Rowdy All Night (aptly named), if the Cowboys' esteemed mascot wants to go through with an exhibition attempt during the event.
"This is a great opportunity to prove that I am the toughest mascot in all of sports."
"We also want to see some bull riding credentials," PBR COO Sean Gleason said. "We're all for some fun and entertainment, but we need to know that Rowdy is capable of making a legitimate attempt and not getting hurt in the process."
The PBR's Iron Cowboy event is the toughest event to qualify for in the PBR's elite Built Ford Tough Series. The Top 24 bull riders in the world will compete in a head-to-head bracket format to determine the winner.
On the way to the title, these top riders will face the best bovine athletes ever assembled, including the last two World Champion Bulls, Bushwacker and Asteroid. The PBR's Iron Cowboy is the only stop in Texas in 2013 on the Built Ford Tough Series schedule.
"This is a great opportunity to prove that I am the toughest mascot in all of sports," Rowdy said. "What better way to prove it than facing a 2,000-pound, PBR-caliber bull in the home of the Dallas Cowboys."
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