The first three pro football teams to call Dallas home played in the Cotton Bowl, starting with the 1952 Dallas Texans. The city's surviving gridiron squad, the Cowboys, moved into Texas Stadium in 1971. The facility's most unique feature is the hole in the roof, which was supposed to be part of a retraceable dome. It was later determined such a thing was not possible and the hole became, as one Cowboy put it, a way for God to watch his favorite team. In 2009, the team moved to a new stadium.