CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 22: A helmet with a sticker in memory of the late Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins sits on the field prior to the Dallas Cowboys versus Carolina Panthers game at Bank of America Stadium on December 22, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
As of now, you don't have to be Joey Galloway to get a huge, undeserved payday from the Dallas Cowboys. On Monday, the Texas Lottery Commission announced that they will begin selling a Dallas Cowboys scratch off ticket on Aug. 17.
The tickets will cost $5 a piece, with cash prizes up to $100,000 and non-cash prizes including private tours, suites, and airfare and accomadations for an away game.
The non-cash prizes will be reserved for second-chance drawings, meaning, basically, that you shouldn't tear up that losing ticket in dejection outside your local 7-Eleven, but instead, put it in the mail (to the Texas Lottery Commission) and cross your fingers.
A similar ticket affiliated with the Houston Texans was announced last month.
However, the Texans being the Texans and the Cowboys being the Cowboys, a paltry 4 million Texans tickets will be printed, as compared to 12.5 million of the Cowboys tickets.
The thought of a Dallas Cowboys lottery ticket seems fairly fitting; they fill your head with promise, looking everything like a winner, only to ultimately fall short of your expectations.
Okay, that was just mean. Sorry Cowboys. Sorry Lottery Commission.