Cowboys Stadium Opener Sets Attendance Record

Jerry Jones wanted to make a statement with the opening of his new stadium on Sunday night in Dallas, and the Cowboys owner was successful in doing so, even if his team wasn't successful on the field.

A crowd of 105,121 was on hand to watch the Giants knock off the Cowboys, 33-31, in the final seconds of the NFC East division matchup at the new Cowboys Stadium on Sunday. The game set an NFL regular-season attendance record, breaking the previous mark of 103,467 set by the Cardinals and 49ers in a 2005 game held in Mexico City.

The new Cowboys Stadium includes about 75,000 seats, but the 30,000 fans in the standing-room areas of the stadium helped put the crowd record over the top.

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