On the same day that the Washington Football Team became the latest NFL franchise to declare that fans won't be permitted to attend home games this fall because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remained committed to allowing some number of spectators if AT&T Stadium hosts contests in 2020.
Per NFL Network's Jenn Slater, Jones addressed the matter while speaking with reporters on Wednesday.
#Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on the issue of fan capacity. “Will adhere to all fan protocols and adapt them to the uniqueness of our stadium.” Says they will have their challenges, people will be there of their own volition. Fans there because they have “chosen to be there.”— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 12, 2020
Jones added that he isn't yet prepared to set an attendance number or capacity.
#Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn’t have expectation on fan size yet says dealing with a moving target but suite capacity gives them extra control and 3 million square feet capacity. There will be pods of people and people will be spread apart. Won’t speculate on the numbers.— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) August 12, 2020
Individuals associated with the University of Texas have routinely stated that they'd like to fill Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium up to 50% percent capacity if the Longhorns play, as scheduled, this fall.
The New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens and Green Bay Packers hope to fill stadiums at reduced capacities, but the Packers have prohibited fans from the club's first two home fixtures of the 2020 campaign.
The Los Angeles Rams are planning for "limited or no capacity" this year.