The Cowboys have announced a couple of changes to the team’s in-stadium game coverage, with local sports reporter Roger Emrich replacing Jody Dean as the Cowboys Stadium’ public address announcer and Armen Williams coming aboard as the first MC in the 51-year history of the franchise.
Dean, the P.A. voice in Cowboys Stadium’s first two seasons, had recently expressed a desire to retire, citing heart problems and a desire to spend more time with his 6-year-old daughter.
“This is perfect,” said Dean. “I get to step out of the booth, and I turn it over to one of the most deserving and likable people in this business.”
Both Emrich and Williams work for 105.3 The Fan, the Cowboys’ flagship station.
“Not too much ad-libbing, lots of outright professionalism,” Emrich said of his approach to his new job. “I want to be informing, not a distraction. I’m going to treat this like my dream job. I’m still worried Jody is going to change his mind, so I’m anxious to get started.”
Williams, meanwhile, will appear on the stadum’s JumboJerry screen (really…) during timeouts or end-of-quarter breaks, interviewing fans and celebrities or hawking items that have sponsorship deals with the Cowboys.