Dallas’s stadium flooded by 49ers fans and Jerry Jones is in denial

San Francisco 49ers fans cheer for their team prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Don't tell Jerry.

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An oblivious fan tuning in for Sunday’s Cowboys-49ers matchup might have reasonably guessed that the game was being played in London.

The crowd of 91,174 at Dallas’s AT&T Stadium looked split between white and blue jerseys for the home team and for visiting San Francisco.

It was a pretty shocking sight. In case you missed it:

Cowboys faithful have become accustomed to mediocrity (8-8 in each of the previous three seasons and almost exactly .500 since 1997), but it took only one quarter of horrific football to see why so many Cowboys fans apparently sold their tickets. This edition of America’s Team might be even worse than mediocre.

Poor Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is either blissfully ignorant, colorblind, or in denial.

"First of all, I don’t acknowledge that there were half of them there." Jones said of the suggestion that half of the stadium was decked in red. "Did you count them?"

Looks like there might be a new job opening at AT&T Stadium: opposition fan counter.

Pressed further, according to ESPNDallas.com, Jones snapped "BS." He added, "I know you didn’t count them. Anyway, nothing went through my mind. I was looking at the game. In a game like this, or any game, I just pay attention to the field."

That wasn’t a pretty sight, either: the Cowboys fell into a 21-3 first quarter hole after the 49ers capitalized on two early interceptions by Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. The Cowboys narrowed the gap in the second half but still fell 28-17.

Up next at JerryWorld is the New Orleans Saints in Week 4 — a team that knows a thing or two about playing "home games" on the road.