Dallas and Washington entered this season with playoff aspirations and are both clinging to the outside fringes of contention as the calendar nears December. Consequently, it appears as though a lot of fans said “no thanks” to attending the game.
Around kickoff, a lot of fans had not yet arrived:
Midway through the first quarter, the scene was still bleak:
The NFL is still far and away the most popular sport in America, but this amount of empty seats at an intra-division rivalry game where it’s not as though either team has been putrid this season is yet another cause for concern for the league.