After the Dallas Cowboys won at FedEx Field in Week 13 with their own heated benches, Washington is looking to replicate that same success by using their own heated benches in Philadelphia.
The Washington Football Team contacted Cleveland-based company Dragon Seats after the Cowboys outsourced to them last week. Dragon Seats shipped Washington's team benches to the Lincoln Financial Field sidelines for their postponed Week 15 matchup, NBC Sports Washington's Mitch Tischler has learned.
The team confirmed the benches use for Tuesday's game in Philadelphia, but it's unclear whether the benches will be used for Washington's next three games.
But with Washington losing key players to the NFL's reserve/COVID-19 list, the Burgundy and Gold is making sure it has every possible advantage on Tuesday night vs. Philadelphia.
"So FedEx Field has our old equipment. They're probably 10-plus years old. These are brand new," Dragon Seats Chief Operating Officer Franklin Floyd said. "We really put our foot on the gas with our manufacturing team last week. So these are brand new, this will be the first time they will be used."
Getting a divisional win on the road is hard enough, but with the forecast promising high 30-degree weather with a 63% chance of rain plus 10 mph winds, the brand new heated benches will be a welcome addition to Washington's sideline no matter who is sitting in them.
"We are thrilled to be supporting the Washington Football Team with them this weekend to maximize player safety because it's going to be cold," Floyd said.