49ers likely to have large road fan presence at AT&T Stadium for Cowboys Wild Card game

There is "no question" that the 49ers will have a "larger than normal opposing fan contingent" at AT&T Stadium for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Cowboys, according to Joseph Hoyt of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. It is a matchup between two of the "most historic and valuable franchises in sports," and also two brands that "attract national fans, rather than just local ones." The 49ers fanbase was "so loud at SoFi Stadium" for last Sunday's season finale against the Rams. Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones "described ticket interest -- which he said has climbed to the highest resale price 'across the board' in the last two days -- as a market," and as a businessman he "knows that’s not something to control." He thinks that it will create a "great playoff atmosphere for a stadium he hopes will hold almost 100,000 on Sunday." But when asked about a potential invasion of 49ers fans, Jones said, “It will be a Cowboys home game. There’s no question -- home playoff game -- and it will be roaring.” The '14 season opener at AT&T Stadium saw the 49ers win 28-17 in front of a crowd that "looked almost as red as it did blue and white, and at certain points sounded so" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 1/12).

TICKET TAKERS: In Ft. Worth, Mac Engel writes for Cowboys fans with tickets to Sunday's game, this is "not the time to be stupid." Engel: "You will be able to attend another Dallas Cowboys game, and playoff game, in the future. But you may not see the ROI on a ticket quite like you will right now." It is "not desirable, but reasonable," if AT&T Stadium "becomes Levi’s Stadium." And the person who should "champion that potential scenario is first and foremost" Jones. This is the "price of doing business in the NFL," and "no one knows that better" than Jones (Ft. Worth STAR-TELEGRAM, 1/12).

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