Home Field Disadvantage……


The Dallas Cowboys home field advantage or lack thereof is becoming quite the hot topic nationwide after the Bear fans basically turned Cowboys Stadium into a home game for the visiting Bears team last Monday night. Since opening Cowboys Stadium on September 21, 2009 the Cowboys are a lackadaisical 14 and 12 with a .538 winning percentage. 

A lot of Cowboys fans in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area seem to think Cowboys Stadium is becoming more of a tourist attraction than a football stadium but is that Jerry’s fault or is that the fault of the fans attending the Cowboys home games?

NFL Hall of Fame and Cowboys Ring of Honor Member Troy Aikman had some choice words for the Dallas/Ft.Worth sports fans.

“I’ve always said Dallas isn’t so much a sports town as it is a winner’s town,” Aikman told KTCK-AM “The Ticket”.  And that’s not that unique. Most towns are like that. There are very few towns like Chicago where you can go out there and go 4-12 and they’re still selling out stadiums. That’s pretty unique. But Dallas, they pull for their winners.”

Aikman also added……..

“I don’t think Dallas has ever really had a great home field advantage,” he said. “… I think for a large part — and the fans don’t want to hear this — a lot of the people that attend sports in this town, they’re there because it’s kind of just a place to be seen,” he said. “I didn’t know anybody who went to Rangers games, and then when they started winning and going to World Series, everybody’s wearing Rangers hats and saying, ‘Oh yeah, I’m a big Rangers fan.”

In my opinion I agree with Troy a 100 percent. Going to a Cowboys game now at Cowboys Stadium is more like a high-class social event rather than a football game. I have been to high school games in the area that was louder and the crowd was more into the action on the field……Ouch!!!!

Do you agree with Troy Aikman statements about the Dallas/Ft.Worth area being just a winner’s town? And if you do how can we as a fan base fix this issue?

Source: Dallas Morning News

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