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Cowboys go ahead and print out playoff tickets

Even though the Cowboys are perpetually 8-8, and even though they haven’t won a playoff game since 2009, they’re aiming high.

According to Darren Rovell of, the Cowboys sent out playoff tickets, including for the NFC Championship Game, in packages sent to season-ticket holders.

The Cowboys haven’t made the NFC title game since 1995, but that’s no deterrent to the always-aiming-high marketing strategy of Jerry Jones’ team.

Either that, or they just hate the Earth, and decided to unnecessarily kill a bunch of trees for tickets that will never be used.

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  1. thesmartestmanever says: Aug 1, 2014 12:07 PM

    perfect pic!!!!!!!

  2. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 1, 2014 12:08 PM

    So are they expecting season ticket holders to pay for the playoff tickets while they’re paying for the games that will actually be played? I don’t think that’s going to go over well.

  3. reptar310 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:08 PM

    They’d been better off using that paper on Jason Garrett and his coaching staff’s walking papers after another year without making the playoffs this season.

  4. bonnovi says: Aug 1, 2014 12:10 PM

    Hey, you’ve gotta dream.

  5. gbrown23 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:11 PM

    Jets show confidence in themselves & they are made out to be a joke. The Cowboys actually sent playoff tix to fans before 1 snap!

    Sending fans playoffs tix before season starts should be WAY higher on criticism meter then HC/players speaking confidently about their team

  6. joetoronto says: Aug 1, 2014 12:11 PM

    The Cowboys have become completely pathetic, thanks to Jerrah.

  7. buckybadger says: Aug 1, 2014 12:12 PM

    Is there a team that doesn’t do this?

  8. babygaga19 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:13 PM

    Have they sold out yet? Knowing Jerry, they are not refundable under any circumstances including when the Boys watch the game from their couch.

  9. wcdunkenfield says: Aug 1, 2014 12:13 PM

    Talk about bulletin board fodder for all of their opponents, but especially for the rest of the NFC East… Talk about dumb ideas.

  10. rootintootinnootin says: Aug 1, 2014 12:14 PM

    If the story is true, the bigger story is that the Cowboys have charged season ticket holders for playoff tickets.

    They didn’t send out the tickets without getting paid for them.

  11. babygaga19 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:15 PM

    Wait, this just in. Jerry is having the team sized for rings!

  12. 40for60alldaybaby says: Aug 1, 2014 12:16 PM

    Playoffs? Cowboys? Hahahahahaha!!!!!!

  13. whatnojets says: Aug 1, 2014 12:16 PM

    Them Cowgirls have wayyyyyy to much money to spend! (Or, does the Dr./GM/GM/HC and Waterboy have financial interest in that printing company???)

  14. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:16 PM

    Lol way to curse yourselves Cowboys.

  15. scrp2 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:17 PM

    They sent playoff tickets! (Actually they are the tickets for the last game of the season)

  16. jazsrt says: Aug 1, 2014 12:21 PM


  17. deadontoilet says: Aug 1, 2014 12:22 PM

    As a season ticket holder, my team had never pulled an idiotic stunt like this.

  18. willyalistentothis says: Aug 1, 2014 12:23 PM

    In 2007 before the Cowboys played the Giants in the divisional game, that dope Jerry Jones put NFC Championship game tickets in the lockers of each player. That afternoon ended with TO crying about Tony Romo in a press conference and the football world laughing at the Cowboys.

    We have all heard insanity defined as repeating the same mistakes over and over and actually expecting another result. Jones puts a face to insanity.

  19. bassplucker says: Aug 1, 2014 12:23 PM

    Nice picture.

    If nothing else, the printing costs will be a nice tax write-off for Jerry.

  20. pete2112 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:23 PM

    I think the San Antonio Raiders have a better chance at making the playoffs.

  21. ariani1985 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:23 PM

    At least Jerry is not selling fake stock yet!

  22. cueghost says: Aug 1, 2014 12:23 PM

    Can we get a story about Claiborne’s knee?? Or is PTF moving more toward being known for off field stories about stupid owners?

  23. floratiotime says: Aug 1, 2014 12:24 PM

    The triumph of optimism over experience.

  24. dirtydrynn27 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:24 PM

    I will bet my house,both vehicles,my wife and 1st born they won’t come anywhere close to the playoffs !!!! This is the main reason I always root against the Cowgirls.This we are better than everybody crap and all of that Americas team bull! I will be bringing this article back up in late December….believe it!!!!!

  25. trollhammer20 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:26 PM

    “Either that, or they just hate the Earth, and decided to unnecessarily kill a bunch of trees for tickets that will never be used.”

    Everything’s bigger in Texas. Even the landfills.

  26. chunkderrrty says: Aug 1, 2014 12:26 PM

    I thought today was the first day of August not April.

  27. micknangold says: Aug 1, 2014 12:29 PM

    God, your jokes are terrible Gantt.

  28. jayhawk6 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:33 PM

    The Cowboys’ sending out playoff tickets is akin to White House hopefuls taking bids on drapes for the Oval Office two years before the election.

  29. scrp2 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:35 PM

    Won’t this interfere with Tony Romo’s Cabo Wabo trip?

  30. 7mantel says: Aug 1, 2014 12:41 PM

    Jerry never learns !!!!

  31. hyprcaffeinated says: Aug 1, 2014 12:42 PM

    I must have missed the story about marijuana being legalized in Texas? That would explain this perfectly.

  32. cincyalldaway says: Aug 1, 2014 12:44 PM

    Wasted money! The Brown’s will make the playoffs before these turds!

  33. America's Team Is God's Team says: Aug 1, 2014 12:44 PM

    This is just smart business. Everyone knows they will be there this year.

    Injuries to Lawerence & Lee are meaningless. New coordinators on both sides of the ball will allow Garrett to finally show his strengths as a head coach, not saddled by the responsibilities of playing coordinator as well. Dez is poised to continue his march as a top 5 WR of all time. Demarco Murray will stay healthy and rush for a minimum of 1600 yards. Jason Witten will continue to be an ageless & indestructible force. Tony Romo has learned from his mistakes after watching his team miss out on the playoffs, rather than be responsible.

    Anything short of an NFC Championship game will be a huge disappointment. Fear not though, Cowboys fans. I put the chances of falling short of that at 1%.

  34. chawkup says: Aug 1, 2014 12:45 PM

    He’s just inviting the fans to watch the Seahawks-Niners NFC Championship game on the his gigantic television.

  35. jimmysee says: Aug 1, 2014 12:46 PM

    Instant collectors items!

  36. jimmysee says: Aug 1, 2014 12:47 PM

    Instant Collectors Items!

    Dewey Defeats Truman!

  37. America's Team Is God's Team says: Aug 1, 2014 12:50 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Aug 1, 2014 12:11 PM
    The Cowboys have become completely pathetic, thanks to Jerrah.
    Almost as pathetic as Toronto’s…baseball team? Hockey team?

    Please, if you live in Canada, refrain from making comments about America’s team. You shouldn’t even have permission to watch the perfection that they are. Youre CFL tainted eyes and ears could hurt them.

  38. weepingjebus says: Aug 1, 2014 12:53 PM

    Hopefully they came with an instruction manual to avoid them just being dropped in the trash.

    “Every year, the NFL invites certain qualifying teams to a single elimination tournament to determine the league champion. These ‘play offs’ occur following the end of the Cowboys regular season, which is why you have never seen them. Please do not discard these tickets, however, as it is theoretically possible the Cowboys may join that tournament at some point in the future.”

  39. coltzfan166 says: Aug 1, 2014 12:57 PM

    I’ll be ready for those in 2025

  40. thirstymofo says: Aug 1, 2014 12:58 PM

    Cleaning off my monitor after Sprite just shot out of my nostrils.

  41. Kevin Lanflisi's Rosebud says: Aug 1, 2014 1:00 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Aug 1, 2014 12:23 PM
    At least Jerry is not selling fake stock yet!


    I doubt there’s a Cowboy fan, heck any football fan with more than 3 brain cells, that would be dumb enough to buy something like fake stock

  42. dontbeemo says: Aug 1, 2014 1:00 PM

    lets say $100k worth of tickets are sold. The playoffs are about 6 months away. He can buy a 6 month T-bill with a .05% interest rate. that means he’ll earn $50 for for every 100k in revenue he gets completely risk free. Even if he refunds the money, he keeps the interest. Now lets say he sells 100,000 seats, at $200 per seat for three games… he’ll earn $30,000 completely risk free. See why its brilliant?

  43. steelcurtainn says: Aug 1, 2014 1:02 PM

    Cowgirls might not see the NFC title game for another 10 years or more.

  44. guachosporlife says: Aug 1, 2014 1:03 PM

    Jim Moras’ voice “PLAYOFFS?!!”

  45. trolltoll11 says: Aug 1, 2014 1:06 PM

    If I were a cowgirls fan, I’d be embarrassed by this. How pathetic.

  46. jchipwood says: Aug 1, 2014 1:09 PM

    Cowboys would make playoffs every year if they played in the afc east.

  47. msc4realeagles says: Aug 1, 2014 1:10 PM

    Cowboys season ticket holders are grateful as these will come in handy should they run out of paper towels or toilet paper.

  48. thegonz13 says: Aug 1, 2014 1:11 PM

    This is going to be worse than the Madden curse. Mark my words!

  49. elgranclavero says: Aug 1, 2014 1:11 PM

    Scalpers are going be selling these fake tickets and making real money

  50. cajunaise says: Aug 1, 2014 1:12 PM

    I’d call it “hubris”…but no one attached to that team knows what “hubris” means.

  51. cwdonald314 says: Aug 1, 2014 1:13 PM

    Perhaps Jerry Jones has senility like Donald Sterling… do you think they could take the team away from him?

  52. nflfan1326 says: Aug 1, 2014 1:18 PM

    They haven’t won TWO playoff games since 1996.

  53. whatnojets says: Aug 1, 2014 1:22 PM

    And people say that the New York Jets are the clowns and ringmasters of the NFL.

    Only a certified yo-yo could pull this stunt off

  54. shatho1 says: Aug 1, 2014 1:24 PM

    According to Darren Rovell of
    and where did this guy get his info from

  55. anthinee says: Aug 1, 2014 1:25 PM

    The NFL had trouble selling out THREE playoff games on wildcard weekend last season. This eliminates that problem for the Cowboys. Make sure you thank Jerry Jones when your team does this as well, because it’s going to happen.

  56. anthinee says: Aug 1, 2014 1:27 PM

    Keep laughing without knowing anything about the reason for doing it you mongoids

    “’s story said the Cowboys are the first team in major pro sports to send playoff tickets before the season starts, but quotes NFL senior vice president of club business development Brian Lafemina as saying he expects more teams to do it in the future. reports that the league has a new policy that teams can only charge fans for tickets after a certain game is clinched, so Cowboys fans won’t have to pony up now. But having the tickets in hand, if needed, makes it all a little more convenient. This isn’t really about Jones showing some remarkable hubris that the Cowboys will make the playoffs. It’s more about seeing a trend in ticket sales and being ahead of it, which is probably smart.”

  57. codythao35 says: Aug 1, 2014 1:28 PM

    Oh wait, they’ve already won Super Bowl in 2015. LOL!!!!!!!!!!

  58. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Aug 1, 2014 1:30 PM

    Its too bad that these tickets won’t even be useful as clothing for poor kids in Africa, like they do with incorrectly and prematurely printed apparel for other sports championships.

  59. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Aug 1, 2014 1:36 PM

    This is marketing gold! If the Cowboys don’t make the playoffs (and their defense is so atrocious I had to struggle to not use a profanity in describing it), those tickets will be highly valuable on E-Bay to the legions of Cowboy haters, mounted, framed under glass with double-matting in the haters’ favorite teams colors.

    For example, a Redskin hater’s would be double matted with wine and gold. An Eagle hater’s would go under Teal and Gray. How awesome it would be to have the Cowboys’ arrogance having blown up in their face (again) — hanging on the wall of your sports den or man cave.

  60. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Aug 1, 2014 1:36 PM

    Nice little conversation piece.

  61. simplesimon1 says: Aug 1, 2014 1:49 PM

    What a waste…. ink is expensive these days, why waste it? Could have used it to print off another ridiculous 10 year contract instead.

  62. andyreidsgut says: Aug 1, 2014 1:51 PM

    dontbeemo, you think Jerry is really concerned about making $30k given his, and the team’s net worth….?

  63. metalup666 says: Aug 1, 2014 2:01 PM

    Ummm, did anybody actually read the article? If you did, then maybe you read the part where this is going to become common place with ALL teams in the NFL. The bar codes on the tickets aren’t going to be activated unless the team makes the playoffs. Read before you comment, you just look foolish speaking about something you don’t know, or just hate the team in general. And what is this with calling them the Cowgirls? Are you in third grade?

  64. phillyphan83 says: Aug 1, 2014 2:07 PM


  65. mshawn75 says: Aug 1, 2014 2:30 PM

    These Cowboys playoff tickets are worth as much as Green Bay stock cerificates.

  66. Zac F. says: Aug 1, 2014 2:34 PM

    Pretty funny reading through some of the comments. This was a procedural move meant to reduce friction between the season ticket holders and the team in cases where a team doesn’t know their playoff fate until the week before the game. Now, rather than having to rush to print out and pay to mail the tickets, the fans already have the tickets in the event of a playoff berth.

    But, any chance to troll about the Cowboys, right?

  67. winninaintsinnin says: Aug 1, 2014 2:48 PM

    Give them a break!

    This is the only time of year that they have the opportunity without it being even a bigger joke.

  68. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 1, 2014 4:21 PM

    “So you’re saying there’s a chance?”

  69. xbam1 says: Aug 1, 2014 7:51 PM

    I can’t believe Jerry pays people to do this kinda nonsense…so pathetic on so many levels…

  70. sbboundgiants says: Aug 1, 2014 8:43 PM

    Playoffs? We’re talkin’ bout playoffs?? That’s a funny joke.

  71. tae323 says: Aug 1, 2014 8:50 PM

    To everybody saying the Cowboys are charging season tickets holders for playoff games, need to realize that teams cannot charge for playoff tickets until that team clinch a playoff berth so only if the Cowboys clinch the playoffs(which the won’t) will the fans be charged for the tickets. So an other words they are still only being charged for preseason and regular season tickets, not playoffs.

  72. pkaiser59 says: Aug 1, 2014 10:35 PM

    Oh, Jerry…’re STILL a constant source of amusement! LMAO!!!!!

  73. axespray says: Aug 2, 2014 3:06 AM

    ariani1985 says:
    Aug 1, 2014 12:23 PM
    At least Jerry is not selling fake stock yet!
    every comments section has this clown yapping about the packers… talk about obsessed, then again – his pathetic vikings are renting a college stadium while their billionaire owner has the state tax their dumb fans for nearly a billion dollars.

    A $250 “worthless” piece of paper ensures we won’t ever have to watch a game in a college stadium – or have our team threatening to leave…like the lakers.

  74. BringBackTheFlex says: Aug 2, 2014 11:43 AM

    I wish people would do a little research before they post a story like this. The tickets are just paper until the Cowboys clinch the playoffs. Then they can be activated online AND YOU WILL BE CHARGED AT THAT TIME. It saves time during the holiday rush of sending our tickets during the mailing nightmare of that time

    I guarantee most if not all teams will be doing the same thing this time next year. Dallas is, once again, ahead of the rest of the league.

  75. ledzep2345 says: Aug 2, 2014 10:46 PM

    “I just got the Cubs World Series tickets in the mail too.”

    – Steve Bartman

  76. kbenbow says: Dec 31, 2014 8:06 AM

    Don’t all you people feel stupid

  77. cowboys1993 says: Dec 31, 2014 11:39 AM

    HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS !!!!!!!!!

  78. isaaconair says: Dec 31, 2014 1:58 PM

    Yeah where are all the people who said they would be back here in December??????
    Typical. I doubt we will see them after Dallas makes it into the NFC Championship.

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