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Jerry Jones untroubled by standing room snafus

The Dallas-area media has done a fine job this week documenting the problems associated with the tens of thousands of "Party Pass" tickets distributed for the Cowboys' home opener Sunday night.

But when I asked owner Jerry Jones about them Tuesday night before he appeared on HBO's "Joe Buck Live," he strongly downplayed the issue.

"We don't have any limit [on standing room ticket sales]," he said. "We'll work with the Arlington fire and work with our capacity issue there in terms of numbers.

"But it was a beautiful thing to see. Those fans came in and they basically were open; the whole thing is open.

"They had screens to see. We have people that sit in $5 million suites and half of them stand back and don't see the field and look at monitors and talk and visit. When they hear something they walk up and take a look.

"So . . . the building digested it beautifully. Certainly when you have 105,000 people the incidents are there, and my hat goes off to the Arlington fire and police, but we had less instances than when we had 60,000 at Texas Stadium."

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