updated 08/13/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/14/2012 AT 10:45 AM ET
Come September, Kelly Clarkson will have to balance two loves: boyfriend Brandon Blackstock – and football.
But the Texas-born Dallas Cowboys fan, who recorded a self-penned anthem for the team in collaboration with the NFL and Pepsi, says she’s hoping to combine those two loves with some game day-dates during the upcoming NFL season.
“I always go to games,” the recently toned singer, 30, tells PEOPLE. “I usually have my [running back] Emmitt Smith jersey on because I go old-school, and he’s my favorite.”
And while the now-retired Smith may be her favorite Cowboy, Blackstock, whom she began dating in late 2011, was at the receiving end of Clarkson’s gushing.