After the Detroit Lions jumped out to a 14-0 lead early on Sunday’s matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, the crowd at AT&T Stadium got understandably quiet. But it didn’t stay that way for too long, as the Cowboys came back to defeat the Lions 24-20 for their first playoff win in five years.
Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones believes the crowd--which has been criticized in the past for not providing much of a homefield advantage--was instrumental in the comeback, and was glad to see their enthusiasm rewarded.
“What was the most significant thing about this game was that crowd and the size of that crowd and the dominance of the crowd,” Jones said, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas. “To have them be rewarded with a win like this, a meaningful win like this, that to me was the most important thing apart from us having won the game and getting to play again. They got to see a real championship effort out there tonight and they got to see a team that has a lot to be proud of.
“That’s the best thing tonight. I’ll mark this one with a red letter.”
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