The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys have one of the NFL’s best rivalries. But even that isn’t enough to pack the house at Dallas’ AT&T Stadium.
Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk posted an in-game picture in which plenty of seats were empty.
To be fair, Thursday games are always a little tricky with crowds. While not as bad as they are on the West Coast (where the start time is 5:25), it’s certainly possible that a crowd for a mid week game with a 7:25 local start will be late arriving.
But the best guess is that most of these empty seats are because both the Redskins and Dallas are essentially out of the playoff race in the NFC. Whatever the reason, that’s certainly not a picture that anyone in the NFL wants to see.