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Jerry Jones: Empty Seats Were Result Of Noon Kickoff



    According to multiple reports, Sunday’s game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks drew the lowest ratings for a Cowboys’ game this season, beating out last week’s thumping at the hands of Philadelphia, but the public’s seeming lack of interest in the game wasn’t just reflected in the ratings.

    At kickoff, there was also a good number of seats open at Cowboys Stadium.

    Owner and general manager Jerry Jones, however, believes this was more a result of the time of kickoff than an indicator of a passing interest on the part of fans. And, he says, the seats eventually filled up.

    "If you looked hard as the game went along, you saw them fill up," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "Noon games. We had a noon game situation. We haven't played many relative to night and everything else here. The noon games certainly you're going to have delayed seat outings. We did not have, at the end of the day, an inordinate no-show today. We did not have that. We got those numbers as the game was over and it wasn't an issue.

    "But early, right at kickoff, we all saw the very same thing. But look at all of our noon games and you'll see it."

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