Cowboys Set NFL Record for Attendance

Largest crowd sees Cowboys lose to Giants

By Eric Kreindler
|  Monday, Sep 21, 2009  |  Updated 2:11 AM EDT
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Cowboys Set NFL Record for Attendance

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ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21: A general view of the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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Dallas Cowboys fans turned out in record numbers for the regular season opener in their new stadium.

The Cowboys announced the team distributed 105,121 tickets making Sunday night's game the largest to witness a regular season game in NFL history.

The crowd included up to 30,000 fans in standing-room party plazas at either end of the stadium. The stadium has about 75,000 seats.

The Giants defeated Dallas on a last-second field goal, 33-31.

 The previous attendance record for an NFL regular season game was 103,467. The crowd present for the San Francisco vs. Arizona Cardinals game played at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico on October 2, 2005.

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