For the past few seasons the Cowboys have entered the final week of the regular season with a chance to win the NFC East and make the playoffs with a win. Each time the Cowboys had this opportunity, they squandered it, losing to an NFC East divisional opponent, no less. Three years ago in 2011, “America’s Team” fell to the New York Giants, followed by a defeat a year later to Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins in 2012 and then again to the Philadelphia Eagles for a third straight season just this past December.
This has caused many critics to question Tony Romo’s ability to come up in the clutch and win big games, almost persuading owner and general manager Jerry Jones to draft Texas A&M phenom Johnny Manziel during this year’s NFL Draft (instead, the Cowboys opted to improve their offensive line and help keep Romo upright by taking Notre Dame tackle Zack Martin.) While much of this criticism of Romo may be undeserved, as the Cowboys porous defense was just as much to blame last year, questions of Romo’s ability to win persist and fans want to see the Cowboys back to playoff relevance quickly. And fans are clearly wiling to pay a premium to see their beloved team at AT&T Stadium.
The Cowboys will kick off the season against the very talented San Francisco 49ers in week one at AT&T Stadium. The home opener happens to be their most expensive game of the season with Dallas Cowboys tickets against the Niners clocking in at an average price of $407. At $50 more than the next closest game in terms of average price (10/5 vs Houston Texans – $351) it’s clear fans are eagerly anticipating football to return in Dallas. And with the Cowboys on the road this year in Week 17, the home opener will most likely remain the costliest game on the Cowboys’ schedule in 2014.
If you’re looking to see the Cowboys this year but don’t want to spend too much money, the cheapest game of the year is another NFC West matchup when the Arizona Cardinals come to town on November 2nd. Currently, the average ticket price is just $219 with a get-in of $45. For the season as a whole, the Cowboys tickets are averaging just under $300 for their games at AT&T Stadium, up 85% since 2011 where tickets averaged $160 for games in Dallas.
And if the Cowboys can find a way to host a playoff game, expect ticket prices to be quite high and far surpass the current average and get-in for the opener. Make sure to check out Razorgator for all your 2014 Dallas Cowboy ticket needs and frequent updates on pricing and availability.