The Dallas Cowboys have signed a two-year deal with StriVR Labs, a virtual reality startup founded by former Stanford University kicker Derek Belch, Re/code reports, citing a person familiar with the deal.
The virtual reality training tech is already used by football teams at Stanford and Dartmouth University, among a few others. Cowboys quarterbacks will wear a VR headset to watch replays of maneuvers, seen from the quarterback’s perspective. While the technology is not interactive, Re/code says, the players can turn their heads to look in different directions each time they view the replay. The goal is to help players develop decision-making skills without needing the whole team to be available for practice on the field.