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Jeremy Mincey: 'Fans have to raise the bar'

The Cowboys 33-10 loss to the Eagles on Thanksgiving Day at AT&T Stadium was bad in a lot areas.

Cowboys defensive tackle Jeremy Mincey, who has played well this season, wishes the home crowd would make some more noise.

“It’s tough. We need a little bit more support from the fans when the defense is on the field,” Mincey said. “We need them controlling the quarterback. They help the snap count, and they help everything. If our fans could just raise the bar, they want us to raise the bar, they have to raise the bar, too. We’re counting on the fans, just as much as they count on us. We need ya, baby. Come on.”

Earlier in the season, there were large chunks of fans from opposing teams at AT&T Stadium, which raised questions from several players about the commitment level from the paying customer.

Yet, as the season has progressed, Cowboys fans have clearly been the louder voice at home.

“Just make plays,” cornerback Brandon Carr said. “Just get the crowd into the game, that’s all that comes down to. Keep them in the stands for the whole 60 [minutes], that means we have to take care of business.”

Mincey, who had three tackles and a fumble recovery, agrees. However, facing an uptempo offense like the Eagles might have been slightly easier with a little noise.

“I really think the noise could have slowed down that uptempo offense,” Mincey said. “But we just have to continue to get better and do our part.”