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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