Mike McCarthy, Jerry Jones butt heads with details of Cowboys fans permitted in AT&T Stadium
With the Dallas Cowboys slated to allow 25 percent capacity at AT&T Stadium for the franchise’s home-opener, it appears as though team owner Jerry Jones and head coach Mike McCarthy have differing options about such a matter.
“We’ll just continue to play that by ear and see how that goes,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan, via NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk. “We don’t necessarily have to do that, and we’ll announce what the attendance is at the game.”
The Cowboys opened the 2020 regular season on the road against the Los Angeles Rams and ultimately came up just shy of victory due to a controversial call at the end of regulation. However, such a matchup was played with zero fans in attendance as opposed to just a few more slated to be in Dallas this time around.
“I think it’ll be a lot different in AT&T Sunday because obviously we’ll have 25 percent capacity,” McCarthy recently said, via Jori Epstein of USA TODAY Sports. “So we’ll have some live energy in the building. I’m pretty confident the music and the game operations will be a little different than it was this past week. I think it’s just part of the newness of this particular season and everybody’s going through it.”
With the forgettable Week 1 outing against the Rams now officially a thing of the past, McCarthy and company continue to look ahead to Week 2, which will bring a home matchup against the Atlanta Falcons to the table.
The Falcons lost to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 as both teams will be fighting hard for their first win of the year at AT&T Stadium.