Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers fans wave terrible towels before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys won 27-24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Problem With Cowboys Stadium

When Jerry Jones began envisioning a new stadium, he envisioned something state-of-the-art, epic, and one ‘helluva’ home field advantage. Cowboys Stadium has been anything but a home field advantage.

My wife and I were two of the 95,000 + strong in attendance for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. There were way too many Steelers fans, in my opinion.

Jerry Jones isn’ to blame for this – Cowboys fans are. There is no waiting list for season tickets at Cowboys Stadium. You just have to have the money. Cowboys Stadium needs to be like Lambeau, or Heinz Field. A horrible treachery that opposing teams just can’t wait to get out of – not a vacation home where they get to play in the comfortable weather.

Cowboys fans are the reason for this.

Of the 95,000 fans at Sundays game, I would say anywhere from 20,000-30,000 of them were Steelers fans – waiving the terrible towels. Any question of my guesstimation should be referred to the broadcast of the game. Anytime Heather Miller caught a catch, a loud “Heeeeeaaattthhh!” took over the stadium. This cannot be done by 10,000 or even 15,000 fans.

I will give Cowboys fans this – towards the end of the game, as the Steelers were driving – the crowd noise was incredible. I’ve only heard a louder stadium at Royal Memorial Stadium (where the University of Texas Longhorns play – and there were over 105,000 in attendance).

The crowd Sunday was so loud, when the official stated “the previous play was under review” after Brandon Carr’s interception no one was able to hear a word – or even themselves think.

This Sunday is another critical matchup for the Cowboys as winning out is the only way to guarantee a playoff spot. I’m calling out Cowboys fans. Bring the noise, and bring it loud. Lets get to the playoffs

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  • Breazy

    Maybe if didn’t have to be a rich business man to get below the nosebleed Jerry might have exactly what he needs down there! Some loud crazy impolite dirty mouthed fans

  • Scooterstale

    I think there are two other problems with Cowboys Stadium: because it’s new, and “epic”, every other team’s fans want to come see it – so we probably get more “away” team fans than we would even by virtue of the home team being the Cowboys, whom everyone seems to be highly motivated to beat. Also, because it’s new, and “epic”, it really appears to be a place rich Dallas residents go just to be seen. When I go into the women’s restroom during a game, most women are in there doing their hair and gossiping – they could care less about the actual game. And I can’t count the number of times someone has gotten up out of their seat and walked in front of me to go get a drink or food or something – DURING A PLAY. Can’t those people go watch the Rangers or something so the true fans who actually want to watch football can do so?

  • MillaRed

    Jerry and money being an issue of any kind? I can’t believe it. Can’t wait for the 50 foot Jerry statue he will dangle from the scoreboard.

    He needs to thank the no-name Cowboys for saving this season. A lot of luck on our side and that has nothing to do with our inept owner.