The Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 38-14 on Thursday Night Football at AT&T Stadium, and the game’s attendance could’ve certainly been better.
Many reporters and fans shared photos that show a lot of empty seats in Jerry World.
Better picture of seats open in Dallas for the opening possession tonight. pic.twitter.com/OLVkAYrM4r
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 1, 2017
Lots of empty seats. pic.twitter.com/ZbcQhqAve5
— Charean Williams (@NFLCharean) December 1, 2017
— Liz Clarke (@lizclarketweet) December 1, 2017
A lot of empty seats in the building tonight pic.twitter.com/UBcnzOPSlM
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 1, 2017
Midway through the first quarter and a lot of folks are sitting this one out. pic.twitter.com/BeiMMCrT7F
— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 1, 2017
One explanation for this could be rough traffic on I-30 on the way to the game.
Unbelievable traffic on I-30 going to the Dallas Cowboys game. Left an hour and a half ago and still at least 30 minutes away… pic.twitter.com/6829QJoU9R
— Ron Tamlyn (@RonTamlyn) December 1, 2017
— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) December 1, 2017
Maybe it’s also related to some fans “boycotting” due to anthem protests (*rolls eyes*), maybe it’s fans not wanting to come out to watch two 5-6 football teams, maybe it’s that it’s a weeknight, and maybe it’s a few of these things. Whatever the case, that’s an alarming amount of empty seats.