Following the Dallas Cowboys’ controversial win over the Detroit Lions in the NFL’s Wildcard Weekend, ticket sales for the Cowboys’ NFC Divisional Game in Green Bay increased more than 250 percent on Ticket Liquidator, pushing the average ticket price to the most expensive of this weekend’s divisional games. Despite missing the playoffs for the past five seasons, the Dallas Cowboys, nicknamed “America’s Team,” have consistently been the most sought-after ticket in the NFL. Now, with start quarterback Tony Romo and the rest of the team in position to play for the championship in Super Bowl XLIV, fans are eager to be a part of what they hope will be a historic season.
In part due to the Cowboys, the average ticket price for a Cowboys vs. Packers ticket on Ticket Liquidator is $222, 16 percent higher than the next most expensive ticket for this weekend, the defending-champion Seattle Seahawks hosting the Carolina Panthers with an average price of $191. Tickets to see the New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough are averaging $116, with tickets to the Indianapolis Colts at the Denver Broncos, who lost last year’s Super Bowl in embarrassing fashion, is a relative bargain at $57. Even though Green Bay’s Lambeau Field has traditionally been more difficult than other NFL Stadiums for ticket brokers, ticket sales on Ticket Liquidator have remained strong following the Cowboys win over Detroit.
With the Cowboys playing like one of the best teams in the league all season, the Cowboys’ fans are apparently hoping for big things this year. The Cowboy’s first playoff appearance in five years follows several seasons in which fans endured heartbreaking losses to end the season. So far this season Tony Romo has been able to close out close games, a feat they had difficulty with in previous seasons. Romo and the Cowboys last made it to the playoffs in 2009, and the last time Dallas won the Super Bowl was in 1995 behind Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, Emmitt Smith and Deion Sanders.
In Green Bay Packers the Cowboys face a formidable opponent. Aaron Rodgers has been among the best quarterbacks in the game, winning Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011.