When Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones built his billion dollar plus playpen, many skeptics felt it would ruin the team’s home field advantage.
Well according to Cowboy legend and Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, the fans might be the blame for lack of a stadium advantage.
Aikman told the Dallas Morning News that now and when he played, there was no home field advantage.
don’t think Dallas has ever really had a great home field advantage,” Aikman said last week during an interview on KTCK-AM 1310 The Ticket. “What I’ve heard is that, ‘Wow, they really lost home field advantage when they left Texas Stadium.’ Texas Stadium really wasn’t that different. Having played playoff games in Texas Stadium, that stadium was rocking, it was great. … But when we would play in Philadelphia, New York and walk out of the tunnel, I would have to be yelling at the top of my lungs for guys to hear me. And you get on the plane for the flight home and your head would be pounding, you wouldn’t have a voice, and that’s just the way that it was. There was no way you could go down there near the goal line and use hard count in an opposing stadium. And yet in Texas Stadium, teams did it all the time.”
“I think for a large part – and the fans don’t want to hear this – a lot of the people that attend sports in this town, they’re there because it’s kind of just a place to be seen,” Aikman said. “I didn’t know anybody who went to Rangers games, and then when they started winning and going to World Series, everybody’s wearing Rangers hats and saying, ‘Oh yeah, I’m a big Rangers fan.’
“I’ve always said Dallas isn’t so much a sports town as it is a winner’s town. And that’s not that unique. Most towns are like that. There are very few towns like Chicago where you can go out there and go 4-12 and they’re stilling selling out stadiums. That’s pretty unique. But Dallas, they pull for their winners, and as we saw in the Tampa game, when an opposing offense can get down there on the 10-yard line and they’re drawing the home team offsides, that’s different. You’re not seeing that in some of these other places.”
Aikman essentially fired the shot of shots.
Dallas Cowboy fans are front-runners in his opinion, they just want people to know they are fans of the Cowboys.
Wow Mr. Aikman.
Uh Troy where are you currently residing sir.
Maybe you should move.