It was Week 1 of 2014 when Niners fans arrived in droves in San Francisco’s first game at AT&T Stadium and made the road game a home game. In Week 18 at SoFi Stadium, the fan base turned into a sea of red flooding the stands.
Jones told “K&C Masterpiece” on 105.3 “The Fan” [KRLD-FM] on Friday that he believes Cowboys fans will represent strongly.
“I would say that every game we had the highest attendance in the NFL, considerably so. I look out across there and have some visiting team support in that game,” said Jones. “But the attendance, the ability to have that kind of attendance, creates technically more visiting team fans. Percentage is what you want to look at, and I guarantee you this will be a Cowboys crowd without question.”
“This is a home game and we’ll get the benefit of a home crowd,” Jones said. “We just need to get them in play early, our fans, and we need to get them in play steadily. And we need their help because when you go to other places, boy, that home-field advantage can really dictate a lot about the outcome of the game, and this is a chance for us, with our fans, to dictate the outcome of this game.”
The Cowboys are hoping they won’t have to go to a silent snap count, which is what Matthew Stafford and the Rams had to do in their home game last week. Stafford’s wife even had to beg the fan base to not sell tickets to the Cardinasl for their playoff game.
Adding a home-field advantage to an already explosive team on both sides of the ball could be what the Cowboys need to keep pace with a physical 49ers team. The Cowboys have the NFL’s highest-scoring offense at 31.2 points per game. Dallas also led the NFL with 34 takeaways in 2021.
Sunday will mark the first time the 49ers and Cowboys have squared off in the wild-card round.