The Week 13 edition of Thursday Night Football match-up between the Redskins and the Cowboys, featured two division rivals with matching records and slim, but palpable playoff aspirations.
Yet, judging by the attendance in Dallas, you never would have guessed that.
Proof of that is found in a series of tweets collected by The Big Lead. Here are shots of the “crowd,” at kickoff:
Better picture of seats open in Dallas for the opening possession tonight. pic.twitter.com/OLVkAYrM4r
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 1, 2017
— Liz Clarke (@lizclarketweet) December 1, 2017
The next tweet pic, taken in the middle of the first quarter, answers the question of whether the crowd was merely “late-arriving,” or “irked:”
Midway through the first quarter and a lot of folks are sitting this one out. pic.twitter.com/BeiMMCrT7F
— michael phillips (@michaelpRTD) December 1, 2017
— Pat Doney (@PatDoneyNBC5) December 1, 2017
A primetime NFL game between two of the oldest rivals in sports, in normal years, would be the hottest ticket in town. Instead, it’s starting to look like the NFL can’t give these things away.