In 2020, the Cowboys will play in front of spectators, but they will wear masks and use a 'pod' formula at AT Stadium. If you want to see a Dallas Cowboys game in person this season, you'll get a chance, although a restricted one. The team will play their home games during the COVID-19 pandemic against the Redskins, the first game without fans since 1947.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after the season that he hoped to bring back football in Dallas, but the current situation makes that seem unlikely. It's possible that the league could restart the season as soon as mid-August if it can be done safely and effectively, but for now, there is no indication that will happen.
If you were hoping to see Dallas in action this year, you're going to need to look elsewhere. However, that doesn't mean that you shouldn't be watching what happens with the NFL this summer. There could be some interesting developments that we haven't heard about yet, especially if any more teams decide to leave town.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed he was given the go-ahead by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to have fans at Cowboys Stadium for the season opener and beyond. Perhaps not coincidentally, the Cowboys are the only team in the NFC East that will allow fans into their home stadium in 2020. "Absolutely (it's fair). It's been done before," Jones said. "It's not a new idea. There's no law against it."
In 2008, the Indianapolis Colts opened their home games with an NFL franchise record 72,529 fans in attendance. The next year, they did it again. As you can see, there is nothing unusual about having many fans attend your game.
Colts owner Jim Irsay told reporters after each of those games that they had sold out every single one of them. He also said that they were happy to have so many fans come out to watch them play football.
I'm sure all the Cowboys fans who attended these games were happy too. However, not everyone agrees that having many fans attend your game is a good thing. Some people say it shows that you're a big league club and should be taken seriously as a competitor. Others say it's embarrassing and makes you look like a bad sports team.
It may sound unusual to pick the Cowboys to make the playoffs in 2020, but they have a pattern of doing it every other season. As a result, after failing to make the playoffs despite a great start in 2019, the Cowboys might maintain their current record of qualifying every other season and do so in 2020. Even though they're usually seeded last, they've managed to win at least one game during the first week of the postseason each year since 2009.
In fact, the Cowboys have made the playoffs eight times in the past nine seasons. They went 8-8 in 2019 but were awarded a wild card spot due to having the best record in football. Last year's playoff game was lost 26-22 to the New York Giants.
The 2020 NFL season starts on September 10th with the regular season ending on December 31st. The postseason begins next month with the top seed receiving a first-round bye. If the Cowboys finish with the same record as last year, then they'll receive a wild card spot.
Dallas is owned by Jerry Jones who has had success with big personalities working for him. Tony Romo is the most famous player on the team but he isn't the only star there; Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and Travis Frederick are all well-known players who have been key components in the franchise's recent success.
Pick a winner and see how the Cowboys' playoff odds change: If this happens, the Cowboys' chances of making the playoffs are limited. As you select victors, the colors of some games will alter to indicate their relevance to the Cowboys' postseason chances. The tables below reflect every remaining N.F.L. game. Green checks indicate that the team will improve its chance of making the playoffs, while red checks indicate that it will reduce such a chance.
The first thing to note is that regardless of what happens in these games, the Cowboys will still be eligible for the playoffs because they already clinched a spot. However, winning or losing these games won't change the fact that the Cowboys are currently tied with Seattle for the top seed in the NFC.
On Sunday, November 24th, the Dallas Cowboys will hold the Official Dallas Cowboys Watch Party sponsored by AT at The Star in Frisco. Parking and admission are both free! The game will be shown on one of four large screen TVs located throughout the venue.
Additionally, fans can order food and drinks from any number of area restaurants who have signed on as Starters right here on Food Network. There will also be celebrity chefs, music, and more! This is going to be a fun event for all involved so be sure to mark your calendars now so you don't miss out!
The Star is located at 11455 Parkdale Street in Frisco, Texas 75070.
The Cowboys still have a good chance of winning the NFC East. If Dallas beats the Giants at the Meadowlands and Washington loses or ties on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas will play in the NFL playoffs in 2021.
Why is that? Because the Redskins lost to the Eagles last week and now need help from another team to make it into the postseason. If Washington wins its final two games of the season, it'll clinch the division title with a better record than both Dallas and Philadelphia. The winner of the rest of the games will be determined by which team has the best record at the end of the year. In this case, it's clear that it's going to be Dallas since they have the advantage over the Redskins in the head-to-head series.
Here's why I think the Cowboys will win the NFC East again: They're playing great football right now. Since losing to Pittsburgh 24-23 in Week 5, Dallas has won five straight games by an average score of 35-14. In those five contests, the team has outscored its opponents 195-70. That dominance on offense has been even more impressive considering quarterback Dak Prescott hasn't played well of late. Before missing two games with a hamstring injury, he had three consecutive 100-plus rating games. When he's been healthy and effective, the Cowboys' attack has been unstoppable.
The Cowboys are one of 18 teams that have allowed supporters to attend games this season, a decision that the NFL has allowed each club to choose since the start of the season. Given the recent dramatic increase of COVID cases and hospitalizations, several of these groups may reduce or limit attendance. However, all five Dallas-area teams will still allow standing room only tickets to be purchased online.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in November that he did not intend to charge fans for games this year because it is "the right thing to do." He also noted that selling tickets would help the team fund its commitment to players who get injured during the season.
The NFL requires that any team that allows fans into the stadium must provide a way for them to exit without having contact with other people. Many venues use plexiglass shields at entrances and exits to prevent large groups from entering or leaving together.
The Cowboys opened their home schedule against the Giants on September 17. The team announced two weeks later that they would not allow any more than 10 family members per person at games starting with that day's matchup. Fans were given the option of purchasing face masks for $25 through the team website. They sold out within hours of going on sale.
The next week, the Cowboys announced that they would follow the other 31 teams by suspending their season on October 14 after nine games had been played.