The Dallas Cowboys are “America’s Team”. Despite going 8-8 last season and missing the NFL Playoffs for the third straight year, Cowboys tickets are in high demand for both home and away games. Jerry Jones’ team now boasts the second most expensive road ticket in the NFL (avg. $282) and the ninth most expensive NFL ticket at home (avg. $267). NFL fans across the Country are willing to pay, to see this team play, when they come to town.
The most expensive game on the Dallas Cowboys schedule comes against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. You’ll pay a minimum of $168 to get in the door; the average price of the 12/9 Chicago Bears vs. Dallas Cowboys matchup is $466, about $100 less than 6 weeks ago but still the most expensive MNF game this season. Tony Romo would like to erase last year’s Monday Night Football game against the Bears in which the Cowboys lost 34-18 and tallied five interceptions. Tickets for last year’s MNF game at the former Cowboys Stadium averaged half the cost of this year’s game at $250.
One big change this offseason came in the naming rights of the Stadium. The Dallas Cowboys will now play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The average price for regular season Dallas Cowboys tickets in 2013 is 30% higher than the League average of $188. The average ticket price for Dallas Cowboys pre-season home games is only $61, more than four times less than the average ticket price of Cowboys regular season tickets. The most expensive game this season is Week 15 on 12/15 against the Green Bay Packers at an average price of $388, down $31 in the last two months. The least expensive regular season home game on the Dallas Cowboys schedule is Week 3 against the St. Louis Rams and is averaging $154, down $15 since mid-June. The annual Thanksgiving game this season will be played against the Oakland Raiders and is averaging $278; prices for the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving game have remained constant over the summer. Divisional matchups at home against the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles are averaging $230 and $240 respectively.
|9/8/2013||New York Giants||$229.55|
|9/22/2013||St. Louis Rams||$154.06|
|12/15/2013||Green Bay Packers||$388.87|
After receiving a six-year, $108 million extension this offseason, Tony Romo is under a lot of pressure to finish games and prove that he can lead a playoff caliber team through December. The All-American QB will need protection from his offensive line, an improved running game, and an (near) injury-free roster to stay in the hunt. Another Dallas Cowboys player to sign a six-year contract extension was Sean Lee who some argue is the best middle linebacker in the league. Last year Lee was placed on the injured reserve after hurting his right toe against the Panthers mid-October. RB DeMarco Murray is another player the Cowboys are excited to have healthy again; he is expected to contribute to team’s the offense again this season.
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