New Cowboys Stadium: Home Field Disadvantage

Home field advantage in the NFL is almost priceless- for the right team. With the help of fans, chaos and noise levels of around 112 decibels can often pressure the opposition offense into making mistakes, or causing any number of penalties though the sheer lack of being able to hear the instructions being called. Ignoring crowd noise for just a minute, how about history and culture? How would a team feel walking into a century old stadium with a knack of being a barren, loud and an intimidating place to play?

So what happens when you have a purpose built, 80,000 seat stadium for one of the better known and well supported teams in the NFL? It shouldbe loud, menacing and hell to play in- especially against a team which really should be performing well.

Unfortunately for Dallas, the case of Cowboys Stadium is a curious one. Built for the…

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