The Cowboys posted an impressive attendance number on Sunday with 31,700 fans in attendance against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It should be noted that many of the fans appeared to be fans of the Steelers.
Fans who made the trip walked away happy as the undefeated 8-0 Steelers took care of the Cowboys 24-19. It was a closely contested contest until Eric Ebron scored the go-ahead eight-yard touchdown in the closing minutes.
It was a game that featured the team’s fourth quarterback this season. Garrett Gilbert threw for 243 yards and one touchdown, but it was not enough.
Roethilisberger jumped to the defense of the Cowboys after the game.
“That’s a good team,” Roethlisberger said, according to Jon Machota of The Athletic. “I don’t care what their record says. That might be the best pass rush defense that got after us. I give them a lot of credit.”
The Cowboys own the worst scoring defense in the league by allowing over 32 points per game, but the insertion of Gilbert in the lineup gave the team a spark. However, the team is going to move back to Andy Dalton according to Jon Machota of The Athletic. Mochta reports that the Cowboys will name Dalton the starter when he returns from the COVID-19/reserve list.
In two games, Dalton has three interceptions and has not moved the offense well.
Fans across social media are calling for Gilbert to start instead of Dalton. Despite making three Pro Bowls with the Cincinnati Bengals, Dalton has looked nothing like his old self. As for Gilbert, the Cowboys nearly defeated the Steelers.
Hopefully, next year the Cowboys will be fully healed and AT&T Stadium can fill like home again.