Dallas Cowboys Looking To Have Packed Stadium for Home Games in 2021

Published 03/14/2021, 10:21 AM EDT
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – NOVEMBER 04: Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and General Manager Jerry Jones walks on the field before the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 04, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)


The Dallas Cowboys always figure out a way to feature in the news. Be it coaching changes, players’ contracts, or other facets involved in running an NFL franchise, the Cowboys are perennial headline grabbers.

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With the franchise finally coming to a deal with QB Dak Prescott over a new contract, that’s one chapter they’ve managed to close. But as said before, it’s hard to keep the Cowboys away from the news for too long.

Following a COVID-19 ravaged 2020 season, NFL franchises are hopeful about heading into 2021. And one NFL franchise owner has clearly signaled his intent to have packed stadiums for next season.

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Dallas Cowboys looking to bring back fans

During a recent press conference, Dallas Cowboys owner and GM Jerry Jones said that he is looking forward to bring back fans in full capacity for the upcoming NFL season.

The Dallas Cowboys were one of the few franchises that could host fans in a reduced capacity for their games at the AT&T Stadium. This was only possible due to the guidelines issued by the Governor of Texas.

Thanks to the relaxed norms, the Dallas Cowboys led the league for attendance in 2020. They accommodated 219,021 fans for their eight home games in 2020. The Jacksonville Jaguars in second place had a little over half the number of fans the Cowboys managed with 127,355.

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While the NFL is yet to give the all-clear to such an idea, Jones remains optimistic going into 2021.

“We didn’t know what to look for in ’20… Maybe we don’t in ’21,” said Jones. “But as it looks right now we work in a safe way. I think that we’re going to be very aggressive. Safety is a big word,” he added.

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Oct 4, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) throws a pass against the Cleveland Browns in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys had a dreadful 2020 campaign marred by injuries and contract disputes. But with the season done and dusted, the franchise is looking to address all its problems this offseason.

Starting with Dak Prescott’s new contract and several key players returning from injury, the Cowboys fans have a lot to look forward to. And if the situation permits, they might even be allowed to cheer their team on at the AT&T Stadium in full capacity.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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