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December 16, 2012

Cowboys noticed Steelers fans, but say it didn't bother them; Spears: 'Made it a little bit sweeter'

You couldn’t miss the Steelers fans at Cowboys Stadium. They walked in like they owned the place.

But the Cowboys credited their fans with neutralizing the effect of the towel-waving crowd from Pittsburgh.

“We knew they were going to travel well, but I think our fans did a good job of kind of challenging that,” tight end Jason Witten said. “Our fans stepped up when we needed them most.”

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he liked seeing all the fans from both teams.

“It doesn’t bother me. It’s really one of the impressive things about the NFL,” he said. “We get an opportunity to play on the road in front of many thousands of Cowboys’ fans. I think we had 95,000 people and about 15,000 of them towel-waving Pittsburgh fans here today.”

Quarterback Tony Romo said he assumed the Steelers fans had this game circled on their calendars.

“We always understand that they are going to come to this game ready to go,” he said. “But it didn’t affect us tremendously. Our crowd did a great job today.”

Defensive end Marcus Spears said, “I’m trying to figure out how they got all those tickets. Yellow towels flying everywhere, man. It made it a little bit sweeter, though.”

-- Carlos Mendez

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Jerry wouldn't care if his stadium was filled with ALL Steeler fans - as long as they are paying customers! Wonder how they liked the $8 popcorn???

On another note: it'd be great to read an article about the Cowboys without having to read comments from Jerry!!! His comments always pour water on the good and fuel the bad. How about the media stop talking to him?

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