Jerry Jones not bothered by all Steelers fans

ARLINGTON, Texas – Jerry Jones says it doesn’t bother him that so many Pittsburgh Steelers fans occupied Cowboys Stadium on Sunday.

But make sure you get the facts correct about how many of them were actually in the building.

When a reporter questioned the Cowboys owner and general manager about almost half the stands being filled with Steelers fans, Jones was quick to pass along the actual numbers.

“Well, it wasn’t almost 50 percent, just so you know,” Jones said after the Cowboys’ 27-24 overtime victory. “We got it counted. It was about 15,000. They’re loud and they’re great. I thought our team did a great job of strategically holding them at bay today and keeping them kind of quiet most of the ballgame. We’re glad to have them here, though.”

The announced total attendance Sunday was 95,595. That is the largest crowd for a Cowboys game this season. Before Sunday, the largest crowd this season was 94,067 when the New York Giants were in Arlington on Oct. 28.

“I was told by all of my people here in tickets and in the stadium that we were going to have a lot of fans there,” Jones said. “Well, we’re used to dealing with that ourselves on the road a little bit. There are a lot of Cowboy fans that are on the road for us. We’ve actually played them where I thought we had half the stadium before, so I have an appreciation for the stadiums.”