ARLINGTON, Texas — It appeared that Tony Romo’s postgame press conference was over Sunday night when Dallas Cowboys public relations director Rich Dalrymple said: “Thanks, guys.” That’s usually the standard way of saying: “No more questions.”
But Romo had something else he wanted to mention.
“One more thing,” Romo said. “I just want to say, that was as good as I’ve seen our home stadium. The crowd was exceptional. They were outstanding from the moment it started to the end of the football game. If they continue to do that, it’s going to be a tough place to play. I was just really excited about the way that they brought the energy and the noise level there was throughout that football game. It was awesome to see.”
And Romo was right. The 85,348 in attendance made AT&T Stadium as loud as it’s been for a Cowboys game during the last three seasons. At times, the venue had an atmosphere similar to the Alabama vs. Michigan and LSU vs. Oregon games played there.
Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray also noticed.
“I’ve been here for three years,” Murray said, “and I’ve never been around a louder environment than that.”