The Cowboys have a showplace of a stadium.
They just don’t have a home-field advantage.
The Cowboys are a meager 14-12 in Cowboys Stadium since it opened in 2009, and the Bears felt particularly at home Monday.
“Big ups to all the Chicago fans in Dallas. Felt like a home game,” Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall tweeted (via the Dallas Morning News).
“Cowboys Stadium felt like Soldier Field with all the Bear fans,” teammate Charles Tillman added.
Their .538 winning percentage in their opulent palace is well off what they had at the old Texas Stadium (213-100, .681).
Defensive end Jason Hatcher tried to be diplomatic recently when asked about the noise level.
“No comment,” Hatcher said. “I got to tell the truth, but no comment.”
“We just have to go out there and play football,” he added. “Whether they’re loud or not, whether we have a 12 man or not, it doesn’t mean nothing. We just have to go out there and play Cowboy football. Whether you come in there and you can hear a cricket farting, we just got to go in there and do what we got to do.”
Of course, when the cricket is more entertaining than the Cowboys offense, there’s not going to be much reason to cheer.