October 23, 2015 - Jesse Lawrence
Ticket Prices Dropping On Secondary Market as Giants and Cowboys Battle for Top Spot in NFC East
There’s no clear favorite in the NFC East as the season enters Week 7, but the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants are looking to change that when they square off in the Meadowlands Sunday. The teams will battle for sole possession of the division after each going 3-3 over the first six weeks of play. And while expectations remain high for both sides, ticket prices are tumbling on the secondary market ahead of kickoff. According to TiqIQ, the average price for Giants vs Cowboys tickets is now $365.90 on the secondary market. That marks a 36% drop from the game’s peak average of $571.92 on October 16. The cheapest available ticket is currently listed for $178, down 18% from the October 16 get-in price of $217. Don’t feel like trekking it out to the stadium by mass transit? Plenty of parking options exist for those who prefer to stay off the rails. MetLife Stadium parking on ParkWhiz starts as low as $19.99, a bargain compared to the $30+ the venue charges for use of its general lots. It has been a season of ups and downs for the Giants, who need to take a statement win away from the Cowboys at home this weekend. The team posted three straight wins against the Redskins, Bills and 49ers after starting the season 0-2 but returned to earth last week with a dismal performance against the Eagles. The Giants plan to keep the ghosts of Week 1 at bay after suffering a last-minute loss to the Cowboys in Arlington. They won’t have to face Tony Romo, however, who went down with a fractured collarbone in Week 2 against the Eagles. Matt Cassel will now make his debut for the Cowboys under center Sunday. The 33-year-old was traded to the Cowboys after Romo went down and replaces the underperforming Brandon Weeden. The Cowboys are looking to avoid a fourth straight loss and come off their bye with plenty of question marks, but recent history against the Giants has favored them. They have won five consecutive games against Big Blue dating back to 2013. The Giants expect star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. to play despite a nagging hamstring injury. The 22-year-old has made 38 receptions for 489 yards and owns four touchdowns on the season. The Cowboys will target the Giant’s weak secondary, which will again miss cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and Trumaine McBride to respective pectoral and groin issues.