Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was forced to move his offensive line into a silent snap count on Sunday. Typically when you play a home game in the NFL, your own fans are quite when your team is on the offensive. Fans simmer down so your quarterback and his fellow players can hear their snap count. On Sunday the Dallas Cowboys were met with plenty of noise from Houston Texans fans.
Texas features the largest football fan base in the country, so when the states two teams met over the weekend, fans from Houston drove to Dallas for the game. Thousands of Texans fans showed up and they were just as loud as the home teams own ticket buyers.
Sure the Houston Texans have been one of the worst teams in the NFL for the last two decades, but that has not stopped their fans from showing up en masse to Dallas’ own AT&T Stadium.
At ESPN’s Tim MacMahon revealed:
Cowboys went with silent count most of the game because Texans fans made so much crowd noise. Tony Romo jokes he might buy more tickets.
— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) October 5, 2014
Sadly, this is not the first time that the Dallas Cowboys have been met with loud fans from an opposing team at home. Earlier in the season San Francisco 49ers fans also showed their dedication by flocking to a Cowboys home game.
So why are Cowboys fans not buying up all of the teams tickets? Go ahead and blame team owner Jerry Jones. He has allowed the average price of a family outing to skyrocket to $630. In comparison, you can attend a Cleveland Browns game for $344.
The Cowboys actually have a team worth rooting for this season, but it looks like plenty of Dallas fans are rooting for their favorite team from the comfort of their own living rooms.
As a Chicago resident I have attended plenty of Bears Vs. Packers games, and even given the relatively closeness of the two teams, and their storied rivalry, I never witnessed the opposing teams fans making that much ruckus. This issue seems to be something the Cowboys need to overcome on their own.
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