No Headaches for This Week's Cowboys Party Pass Holders

By Omar Villafranca
|  Monday, Sep 28, 2009  |  Updated 11:15 PM CDT
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No Headaches for This Week's Cowboys Party Pass Holders

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No major crowd-control problems were reported at Monday's Dallas Cowboys game.

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No major problems were reported at Monday's Dallas Cowboys game, one week after thousands of fans were briefly blocked from entering the stadium on crowding concerns.

Arlington resident Keith Luckett said getting in to see the Cowboys beat the Carolina Panthers wasn't a problem.

"I walked right through the door today," he said. "I walked up, got in line, came straight through and was like, 'Wow, we can actually see the place."

But he almost didn't make it inside for the last week's game against the New York Giants, the first home game at the new stadium in Arlington.

"Last week, I waited about 25 minutes. They made us wait 25 minutes and then told us we weren't going to be able to come in," Luckett said.

T.J. Stephens, of Hurst, was also one of the thousands of Party Pass holders who were temporarily barred from entering Cowboys Stadium by the Arlington fire marshal.

"We had been tailgating since like 1 o'clock, and then we tried to get in the gate, and we can't get in," he said.

The bottleneck turned cheering fans into an angry mob. Some fans thought the game was shut off to them, and many left the game in a huff, vowing to never go to a Cowboys game again.

The Cowboys said the team won't limit the number of Party Passes sold, but do not expect demand to be as high as it was for the Sept. 20 game, which broke the NFL's attendance record.

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