Jerry Jones Expects to Play Games in Front of Fans this Season
Attention Dallas Cowboys fans: Jerry Jones has spoken.
According to The New York Post, Jerry Jones plans to have his Dallas Cowboys play in front of fans this season.
Turns out some NFL teams are planning to play the 2020 season in front of empty stadiums. That move is directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety measures put in place by cities and states to keep the spread of the coronavirus in check. That will not be the case for the Dallas Cowboys.
Jerry Jones told reporters on Wednesday,
“The Dallas Cowboys plan on playing all of our football games, and we plan on playing them in front of our fans.”
Jones went on to address safety protocols,
“We’ll adhere to all protocols and we will adapt to the uniqueness of our stadium and that’s within the protocol, We have a real unique situation, and I think that we’re going to be able to really have a great experience. I think that our safety precautions that we’re doing won’t be unfamiliar to a lot of people when we look at the general protocol of the country or we look at how you get together numbers of people."
AT&T Stadium seats 80,000 people and currently in Texas there's a 50% capacity limit for sporting events. If my math is correct, that's 40,000 fans allowed at "Jerry's World."
According to ESPN, Jones also addressed the 2020 anthem policy saying,
"We're going to show grace. I'm going to show grace. And I'd like to show that kind of grace on a sensitive matter."