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Could New NFL Rule Make Cowboys Stadium Louder?

The rule will allow home teams to use video boards to prompt crowd noise



    Since its opening back in 2009, Cowboys Stadium has been criticized for not being all that loud, even during crucial points of a Cowboys game. A new NFL Rule could help to change this.

    The new rule allows teams to use on-screen prompts to try to drum up crowd noise, while also permitting teams to use audio until there are 20 seconds on the playclock. Before, teams could only use audio prompts until there were 30 seconds left on the playclock.

    As part of the rule change, home teams are also now required to show replays of all scoring plays, first downs and challenged plays.

    As for the “ramping the crowd up” thing, the team will be permitted to decide what content to show/sound, an uncharacteristically laissez-faire bit of delegation for the NFL in 2013.

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