Ticket Prices For Dez Bryant's Return To Jerry World Are Rising
New Saints WR Dez Bryant will return to AT&T Stadium on Nov. 29 to face the Cowboys after playing for them for eight seasons, and resale prices on NFL Ticket Exchange and StubHub are "already higher than recent Cowboys' home games," according to Kristi Scales of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Tickets for Saints-Cowboys were "priced higher than the Thanksgiving Day game against the Redskins." As of yesterday, "standing room only 'Party Passes' for Saints-Cowboys started at $32 and upper-deck seats in the corner were approximately $122-and-up." The Thanksgiving Day prices "started at $22 for standing-room only and $103 for the corners of the upper deck." The Saints are always a "big draw because of the proximity of Arlington to New Orleans." However, with the added element of Bryant's return, the "price of the re-sale tickets" likely will surpass past games (DALLASNEWS.com, 11/7).
JERRY MANDERING: Former Cowboys great Troy Aikman earlier this week noted the franchise needs a "complete overhaul," and the Washington Post's Mark Maske said it is "hard to argue with the validity" of that assessment. Maske noted the “common denominator in all of that through the different coaches, through the different regimes of quarterbacks, is Jerry Jones and the way he approaches this and his involvement as the owner, being his own general manager.” Maske: “It would behoove Jerry Jones, behoove the Cowboys to sort of stand back, take a different approach, bring in a general manager to run things, have a coach who can do things exactly the way he wants to without having to answer so closely to Jerry Jones and everything. But on the other hand, it's not realistic. There are no midterm elections with the Cowboys. At this point Jerry Jones is going to do things the way he wants to. It's not realistic to believe at this stage in his life, at this stage in his career, he's going to step back and do things differently” (“OTL,” ESPN, 11/7).
TRYING TO DO MORE: In Dallas, Brandon George notes the Cowboys have now "joined several other NFL teams in voluntary efforts behind the scenes to go beyond taking a knee during the national anthem as a more proactive way to help bring awareness against social inequality, racism and police brutality." Cowboys DE Tyrone Crawford and CB Byron Jones "took part in a ride-along with the Grand Prairie Police Department on Tuesday." A group of six Cowboys players are "behind the efforts to help the local community." They approached Cowboys Exec VP & Chief Brand Officer Charlotte Jones Anderson to "ask for her help in facilitating their plans that are in the beginning stages." The players have other plans for community outreach, but Crawford said that they "weren't ready to announce them just yet" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 11/8).