Longtime Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones says he believes his team set a “world record” in attendance this season.
Not much went right for Jones and the Dallas Cowboys in the 2020 National Football League season. Before the season began, many had the Cowboys pegged as a potential playoff contender in the NFC East. Some NFL analysts even went as far as to say the team could be a sleeper pick to represent the NFC in this year’s Super Bowl.
Things did not go as planned for the Cowboys as they bumbled and stumbled their way to a losing record. With a string of severe injuries knocking players out of the starting lineup, the team struggled mightily on offense and defense. One of those key injuries occurred early in the season to star quarterback Dak Prescott, arguably the team’s most important player.
The team would go on to a 6-10 season, finishing third in the dreadful NFC East ahead of only the Philadelphia Eagles. The Washington Football Team and New York Giants both finished ahead of the Cowboys.
Jerry Jones Says Cowboys Lead in Pandemic Attendance
Despite his team’s on-field failures, Jones has found something to boast about off of the field. He says he believes the team set the world record for attendance in a pandemic. The now 79-years-old owner says his team still drew large crowds despite a deadly pandemic looming over the heads of sports fans.
“I’m gonna arm wave,” he said in an interview with Dallas-area sports radio station, 105.3 “The Fan.” “I think we set the world record for attendance for a venue this year at our stadium, in the world of a pandemic.”
Team officials say the Cowboys had more than 20,000 fan in attendance at each of their eight home games this season. The also say they had more than 30,000 people pile into the 80,000-seat AT&T Stadium on four separate occasions.
Despite the high number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Texas during the pandemic, Jones insists every safety precaution was taken for fans to enjoy the football game.
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