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Preview: 2014 Dallas Cowboys Tickets on The Secondary Market

Tim Dolan

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High expectations consistently surround the Dallas Cowboys. Despite the team’s mediocrity in recent years, the Cowboys will again own an impressive season average on the secondary ticket market for the upcoming 2014 season.

Dallas has failed to post a winning record since 2009’s 11-5 season, yet Dallas Cowboys tickets will still have a secondary average of $265.30 at AT&T Stadium this season, trailing just the New York Giants as the most expensive secondary ticket average in the NFC East. According to TiqIQ, the most expensive home games on the Dallas Cowboys schedule this season will be against the 49ers, Texans and Saints while the team’s cheapest games will be held against the Colts, Redskins and Cardinals.

9/7 vs San Francisco 49ers | Avg. Price: $404.79 | Get-in: $149

The season opener on September 7 against the 49ers will also be the Cowboys most expensive home game on the secondary market this season. The average secondary price for Cowboys vs 49ers tickets is $404.79, 52.5% above the season average, with get-in price starting at $149. The 49ers are slated to have another big year under Colin Kaepernick and his high-octane offense and the Cowboys defense will already be tested with a perennial playoff contender in Week 1.

9/28 vs New Orleans Saints | Avg. Price: $288.69 | Get-in: $95

Home play won’t get much easier when the Cowboys welcome the Saints on September 28 in their second game at AT&T Stadium this season. The late-September game will serve as the third highest-priced home game of the season as the average price for Cowboys vs Saints tickets is $288.69 on the secondary market, 8.8% above the season average, with a get-in price of $95. Another consistently successful team, the Saints will also keep the Cowboys’ hands full early in the season.

10/5 vs Houston Texans | Avg. Price: $320.47 | Get-in: $99

In a battle for the Lone Star State, the Cowboys welcome the Texans on October 5 and will see the second most expensive ticket price of the season on the secondary market. The average secondary price for Cowboys vs Texans tickets is $320.47, 20.7% above the season average, with the get-in price starting at $99. Under the enforcing defense of linebackers J.J. Watt and top-drafted rookie Jadeveon Clowney, the Texans will look to rebound after suffering a dismal 2-14 season in 2013.

10/19 vs New York Giants | Avg. Price: $256.59 | Get-in: $57

In the first divisional match-up at AT&T Stadium this season, the Giants will travel to Dallas on October 19. The average price for Cowboys vs New York Giants tickets is $256.59 on the secondary market, 3.28% below the season average. The get-in price for the mid-October game starts at $57. Big Blue also experienced a difficult 2013 season, posting just a 7-9 record after losing its first six games of the season. Quarterback Eli Manning has looked bewildered this preseason, prompting fans to already become concerned before the season’s first down is played.

10/27 vs Washington Redskins | Avg. Price: $251.92 | Get-in: $54

The Cowboys welcome their second consecutive divisional home game against the Redskins the following week on October 27. The average secondary price for Cowboys vs Redskins tickets is $251.92. down 5% from the season average, with a get-in price of $54. Robert Griffin III will need to have a year of atonement after injuries have plagued his first two seasons in the NFL. The divisional match-up will be an important one for both teams midway through the season and secondary ticket price still remains relatively high despite being below season average.

11/2 vs Arizona Cardinals | Avg. Price: $183.85 | Get-in: $27

The cheapest home game at AT&T Stadium this year will be against the Cardinals on November 2. The average price for Cowboys vs Arizona Cardinals tickets is currently $183.85 on the secondary market, 30.7% below the season average. The get-in price for the November 2 game starts at $27. The Cardinals will again rely on quarterback Carson Palmer, who led the team to a 10-6 record last season, though missing the playoffs in a competitive NFC West.

11/27 vs Philadelphia Eagles | Avg. Price: $275.92 | Get-in: $68

In the penultimate regular season home game, the Cowboys welcome the Eagles on November 27. The average secondary price for Cowboys vs Eagles tickets is $275.92 and will have a get-in price of $68. Nick Foles and the Eagles had a spirited run to champion the NFC East last season and will look to do the same again in 2014. The late-November game will also serve as the Cowboys’ last divisional home game of the regular season.

12/21 vs Indianapolis Colts | Avg. Price: $253.62 | Get-in: $40

Andrew Luck and the Colts will travel to Dallas on December 21 to play the Cowboys in their final home game of the season. The average price for Cowboys vs Colts tickets is $253.62 on the secondary market, 4.4% below the season average, with the get-in price starting at $40. The Colts controlled the AFC South last season with little competition from the Texans, who went just 2-14. The two teams last met in 2010, with the Cowboys beating the Colts 38-35.

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Cowboys Losing Linebackers Coach Matt Eberflus to Colts

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Matt Eberflus, Sean Lee

Multiple sources are reporting Matt Eberflus — who has been the linebackers coach and passing game coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys — will leave to join the Indianapolis Colts as the new defensive coordinator. Eberflus has been with Dallas since 2011, having joined Rob Ryan’s staff when Ryan become the coordinator for the Cowboys’ defense.

He has been the linebackers coach during his entire Dallas tenure and was also named passing game coordinator in 2016.

Tom Pelissero on Twitter

With Josh McDaniels ticketed for the #Colts, former #Cowboys assistant Matt Eberflus is expected to come along as defensive coordinator, I’m told. Lot of parts falling in place now.

If not the Colts, some thought Matt Eberflus might end up replacing Matt Patricia as the defensive coordinator in New England. Either way, it does not appear Dallas could have kept him around while Rod Marinelli remains in his current position.

Eberflus’ work in Dallas speaks for itself, and primarily through LB Sean Lee.

He has been Lee’s position coach for all but his rookie season, and in that time Lee has been one of the top defensive players in all of football.

Beyond Lee, Eberflus has also been able to get quality play out of mid-round picks like Anthony Hitchens and Damien Wilson. We also saw Jaylon Smith make significant progress this season.

Given Matt Eberflus has never worked with Josh McDaniels before, the fact he was on the Colts’ radar says a lot.

Make no mistake; the Cowboys lost a good one here.

Don’t panic, however. Coach Marinelli has cast a very wide net during his time in the NFL and there are a lot of potential guys, some with plenty of experience, that Dallas might look to.

It’s entirely possible that Eberflus’ replacement will be someone who Marinelli spends 2018 grooming to take over as the defensive coordinator.

Still, of all the coaching changes so far for Dallas, this one hurts most.

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Cowboys Hire Longtime Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander

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Cowboys Hire Longtime Bengals OL Coach Paul Alexander

Thus far the 2018 offseason has brought a plethora of change to the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Now it is being reported the Cowboys have hired a brand new offensive line coach, former Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Line Coach Paul Alexander.

Alex Marvez on Twitter

Source tells @sportingnews that Paul Alexander hired as new @dallascowboys offensive line coach

Alexander coached with the Bengals for over 20 years, and replaces the same man in Dallas who replaces him in Cincinnati, Frank Pollack. Alexander has also been the Bengals assistant head coach since 2003.

The Cowboys recently lost an assistant head coach when Special Teams Coordinator Rich Bisaccia left for Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders.

Per usual, the hire has been met with mixed reactions from Cowboys Nation.

Joey Ickes on Twitter

Since 2003, CIN has had only one season where they finished top-10 in Yards per attempt on the ground… They’ve been bottom-5 in the league 5 times in that span… That’s the OL Coach DAL just hired.

The hiring of an offensive line coach who’s rushing attack finished bottom five in the league in rushing yards per attempt five times since 2003 doesn’t look too great on paper. He will also teach with different techniques and styles than previous Cowboys OL coaches, which could potentially set back the offensive line early in the season.

Plus, respected Bengals’ writer Joe Goodberry did not exactly love the hire for the Cowboys.

Goodberry on Twitter

Pretty bad https://t.co/fysjZqCQ6l

Regardless, this is still a very talented offensive line and one which should lead an effective ground attack based on their talent alone. 2017 proved further that coaching matters a lot in the NFL however, and the wrong hire could set back even the most talented of units.

We will just have to wait and see how this 2018 season ends up playing out.

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Mike Solari, Paul Alexander Candidates for Cowboys Vacant OL Coaching Job

Sean Martin

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Mike Solari, Paul Alexander Candidates For Cowboys Vacant OL Coach Job 1

By keeping all three top coaches (Jason Garrett, Scott Linehan, and Rod Marinelli) in place for 2018, there isn’t a Dallas Cowboys coaching hire that feels like they “must” get it right to contend next season. This is how it should be.

Producing nine wins, despite missing key players throughout the season, the Cowboys are changing things up at the position coach level to hopefully introduce new ideas and give the talent on this team a better chance at sustained success.

One coaching vacancy that needs to be filled by the right guy above any else is on the offensive line, where things haven’t been the same since the great Bill Callahan departed.

Frank Pollack took his place, and now finds himself with the Cincinnati Bengals after not being retained by Dallas this offseason.

Mike Solari, Paul Alexander Candidates For Cowboys Vacant OL Coach Job

Tom Cable (Stephen Brashear / Getty Images)

The first name that was thrown around in consideration for the Cowboys job was Tom Cable, which sent a panic throughout Cowboys Nation before Cable decided to sign with John Gruden and the Raiders.

Cable had been coaching the Seahawks’ OL, a position that franchise has not valued in some time, and struggled to develop any talent in protection of their franchise QB Russell Wilson.

Now, two new names have emerged as candidates to coach the likes of two-time 1st Team All-Pro LT Tyron Smith, 1st Team All-Pro C Travis Frederick, and two-time 1st Team All-Pro RG Zack Martin.

Mike Solari and Paul Alexander

Paul Alexander has already met with the Dallas Cowboys, looking for work after 23 seasons with the Bengals. During this time, Alexander served as Marvin Lewis’ assistant head coach, in addition to his duties as their OL coach.

Judging on reactions out of Cincinnati to Alexander’s departure, the Bengals offensive line regressed under him in 2017, warranting change from a franchise that is as reluctant as any to move on from coaches.

Goodberry on Twitter

Paul Alexander better be gone

Most recently, Mike Solari has served as the offensive line coach for the New York Giants — far from a renowned unit around the NFL lately. He does have previous experience with the Cowboys, having served as an assistant OL and special teams coach here from 1987-88.

From 2006-07, Solari did reach the rank of offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs, which shows the level of respect that the 30-year NFL coaching veteran has earned.

He will be the Dallas Cowboys’ next interview for their open OL coach position.

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Dallas Cowboys RT La’el Collins, RG Zack Martin

Depth at tackle, a long-term answer at left guard, and an extension for Zack Martin are among the questions facing the Cowboys offensive line moving forward. Whoever is in charge of keeping this unit up to standard in 2018 though, may hold the keys to getting the entirety of the Cowboys’ program back on track.

Whether it’s Alexander, Solari, or another outside candidate yet to emerge, Inside The Star will keep you updated on the Cowboys’ ongoing coaching search.

Tell us what you think about “Mike Solari, Paul Alexander Candidates for Cowboys Vacant OL Coaching Job” in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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