Much like the Dallas Cowboys themselves, Jerry Jones' latest foray into all-pervasive, all-distracting in-game technology was a disappointment on Sunday, as the second half of the the second game of December was broadcast on the JerryTron in 3-D.
In conjunction with Edison, New Jersey-based HDLogix, halftime and most of the second half were broadcast on the mammoth videoboard using technology that converts 2-D images into 3-D; glasses for the event were handed out at the gate to the some 80,000 fans in attendance.
The reception, for any number of obvious reasons, was mixed to poor.
NBC 5 reported Sunday night that when the exhibition began, the images were roundly booed, which might explain the mysterious wave of jeers during the game that came off as kind of inexlicable to those watching at home. When the experiment came to an abrupt end, in the fourth quarter, fans cheered.
Whether this has anything to do with the fact that, shortly after this, the Cowboys scored a touchdown to pull within three, I don't know. Probably not.
If so, the decision to pull the plug on the third dimension came too late, as, when Patrick Crayton stepped into the end zone, just two seconds remained on the game clock.