Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones denied that his stadium was filled close to halfway with 49ers fans on Sunday, but head coach Jason Garrett acknowledged the fact after the team’s 28-17 loss.
“I think if you step back and look at some of the marquee franchises in this league--the Cowboys, 49ers, Steelers, Packers, Chicago Bears--a lot of these teams travel really well,” Garrett said, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas. “And people love to come to our stadium, they love to see AT&T Stadium, where the Cowboys play, and particularly if you’re one of these franchises you’re going to make an effort to do that.”
The 49ers in attendance made their presence felt as Dallas turned the ball over four times on their way to digging a 28-3 hole in the first half. The were able to make the final score a little more respectable with two second half touchdowns, but the deficit was too great.
“I think at times during the game we gave those guys in the red shirts plenty to cheer about, unfortunately,” Garrett said. “And at other times, we gave our fans something to cheer about. But typically a franchise like the 49ers travels well. They like to come here. We have to make sure we keep them sitting in their seats.”
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