The Cowboys first home preseason game comes with new rules, specifically regarding bags brought into the stadium.
The NFL revised its limits on what size and types of bags fans can bring inside with them on game days.
According to a release from the team, the NFL would love it if fans didn't bring any bags into the venue, but if there are must-haves, they must meet the following criteria.
- Clear plastic, vinyl or PVC totes that do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"
- Clear one-gallon, re-sealable storage bags
- Small clutch purses/bags approximately the size of a hand, not to exceed 4.5" x 6.5" in size -- with or without a handle or strap
Reminder, purses larger than a small clutch are not allowed. For 2019, the size of an acceptable clutch has been reduced to 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches.
The Cowboys said the bag policy, "is a league-wide initiative intended to further enhance public safety for events at NFL stadiums across the country."
Fans at Dallas' preseason home game Saturday said they didn't have a problem with the new policy.
"There's nothing wrong with having a clear bag to show what you've got. If you've got something to hide then there's an issue, but having a clear bag – nothing to hide," Copperas Cove resident William Kohl said.
Lockhart resident Ada Lampkin agreed, adding it might mean security lines will move along faster.
"With everything going on in the world, I mean… this is a good way to go," Lampkin said. "I actually like this. You can see what's going on and what's in there."
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Some fans, like Michael Wicks, used what they brought to past games.
"I knew there was already a bag policy in place last year, however long ago it started. I knew there was an updated policy, so I just checked to make sure this was still acceptable," Wicks said.
The bag policy will remain in effect for all events at the stadium, not just Cowboys games.