Dallas Cowboys to Train with Virtual Reality: Report

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Forget about watching film. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo can now evade sacks from opposing defenses in virtual reality.

The Cowboys have become the first team in the NFL to utilize the technology, sources told ESPN and Re/Code, with software provided by Silicon Valley-based STRIVR Labs.

With virtual reality goggles, Dallas quarterbacks, linebackers and safeties will feel like they're inside the action, thanks to video captured by 360-degree cameras placed at the line of scrimmage during practice, ESPN reported.

NBC News reached out to the Dallas Cowboys for comment but the organization did not immediately respond.

This is not the first time the team has utilized cutting-edge technology. Last month, it was revealed that the Cowboys would use drones to film upcoming practices.

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STRIVR Labs, founded by former Stanford kicker Derek Belch, has already worked with several college football programs, including Stanford, Auburn University and the University of Arkansas.

"It was one of the few times in your coaching career when you’re watching something and you think, ‘This is a game-changer,'" Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema told NBC Sports. "This is gonna change the way we teach young men."

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