For the first time in a long time, Cowboys fans left AT&T Stadium happy.
The Cowboys beat the Bears 31-17 for their first home victory in more than a year. Texas A&M, in fact, have won more games in AT&T Stadium – twice over Arkansas – than the Cowboys have in the last year.
The Cowboys, who beat the Giants in the 2015 season opener for their only home victory of last season, ended an eight-game losing streak at home. It was the longest active streak in the NFL.
“It feels good,” Cowboys tight end Jason Witten said. “Like I told you guys last week, each week is its own challenge. We’ve got great fans; we’ve got great support. We’ve just got to find ways to win those games. So to get back, win at home, get some home-field advantage has been good to get to 2-1.”
The Cowboys, though, have yet to turn AT&T Stadium into a true home-field advantage. Since the $1.2 billion stadium opened in 2009, he Cowboys are 30-30 at home, including the postseason.
They are 31-28 on the road, including the postseason, in that span.
“You should win more at home,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said.