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09:47 AM ET 02.12 | As bad as the Super Bowl ticket fiasco ended up being for the NFL, it could have been much, much worse. Documents released by the City of Arlington on Friday indicate a concern by at least one Arlington official that the Cowboys were willing to roll the dice and take their chances that seats not cleared by the local officials wouldn't, you know, collapse.

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February 12, 2011  09:49 AM ET

This is why Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are the most pathetic franchise in the NFL.

What a huge black eye this created.

February 12, 2011  09:49 AM ET

Once again, Jerry let his ego get the best of him.

February 12, 2011  09:50 AM ET

He's damn lucky something horrible and tragic didn't happen. All in the name of the almighty dollar. What a turd.

February 12, 2011  09:53 AM ET

well if there's a lockout next year than it doesn't really matter anyway.

February 12, 2011  09:56 AM ET

Jerry Jones wanted that record. Should anyone be surprised by the seating fiasco?

Nice of Roger Goodell to step in and try to absorb the blame by claiming it was the entire NFL's fault. But I'm not buying it.

Everyone knew Jerry Jones wanted that Super Bowl attendance record. The media had been telling us for weeks.

February 12, 2011  09:58 AM ET

Jerry's ego>fan safety.

February 12, 2011  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Jerry Jones wanted that record. Should anyone be surprised by the seating fiasco?Nice of Roger Goodell to step in and try to absorb the blame by claiming it was the entire NFL's fault. But I'm not buying it.Everyone knew Jerry Jones wanted that Super Bowl attendance record. The media had been telling us for weeks.

In Jerry's defense, nowhere in that record did it say the attendees had to be able to leave the game alive....

February 12, 2011  10:04 AM ET
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In Jerry's defense, nowhere in that record did it say the attendees had to be able to leave the game alive....

Good one....

Jerry is a loser.

February 12, 2011  10:04 AM ET

Full circle: The year starts with a practice facility falling down and ends with seats you cannot sit in.
I think the cowboys are glad to see the season come to a close.

February 12, 2011  10:11 AM ET
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Full circle: The year starts with a practice facility falling down and ends with seats you cannot sit in. I think the cowboys are glad to see the season come to a close.

Don't forget the crappy football in between those two events.

February 12, 2011  10:13 AM ET

<sigh>

February 12, 2011  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

<sigh>

Everythings bigger in Texas. Even the failures.

February 12, 2011  10:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He's damn lucky something horrible and tragic didn't happen. All in the name of the almighty dollar. What a turd.

It wasn't for the almighty dollar. Jerry Jones has a "LOOK AT ME" syndrome.

February 12, 2011  10:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Jerry's ego>fan safety.

Word

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February 12, 2011  10:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Give me my football, I'm going home. You guys don't play nice. Jerry is a narcissist (sp) and his ego did him in and took the shine off his big day. LOL

To the delight of Cowboys haters everywhere!

February 12, 2011  10:45 AM ET
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To the delight of Cowboys haters everywhere!

The Cowboys are the easiest target in the NFL.

February 12, 2011  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Full circle: The year starts with a practice facility falling down and ends with seats you cannot sit in. I think the cowboys are glad to see the season come to a close.

Actually the facility collapse was two years ago but your point is well taken.

Especially the one about this miserable season coming to a merciful end.

February 12, 2011  11:19 AM ET

What do BP and Jerry Jones have in common? Both bypass safety in order to make a quick buck, both had it come back and bite them, then they try and undercut the cost to those affected by offering ridiculously low compensation. So will Jones now go to court and perjure himself?

 
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