Football season is almost here and we still don't know what exactly to expect. Will there be fans, will the teams even play a full season? While we wait for those answers, the Texas Lottery has announced they are rolling out brand new scratch games featuring the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans.

For Cowboys fans, this is the 12th year that the two groups have teamed up for gaming. The newest version of the $5 game is now available at all Texas Lottery retailers where scratch ticket games are sold. This year’s Cowboys scratch ticket offers more than $30.2 million in total cash prizes, including five top prizes of $100,000 and more than 4,700 non-cash second-chance prizes. Overall odds of winning an instant-win cash prize are one in 3.82, including break-even prizes.

“We are excited to team up with the Dallas Cowboys to generate funding for public education through the launch of the new Cowboys scratch ticket game,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “This year’s game will once again provide unique second-chance prizes and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for our players.”

Since the first Cowboys scratch ticket launched in 2009, the Cowboys-themed games have generated more than $371 million in sales, with $76.2 million of that total being transferred to the Foundation School Fund, which supports Texas education. During that time, more than $258 million in prizes from the game has been awarded to winners and more than $18.5 million in commissions has been transferred to retailers around the state.

The new Houston Texans scratch ticket offers more than $17.7 million in total cash prizes, including four top prizes of $100,000 and 925 non-cash second-chance prizes. Overall odds of winning an instant-win cash prize are one in 3.90, including break-even prizes.

“We are thrilled to get Texas Lottery players into the football spirit with the launch of a new and always popular Houston Texans scratch ticket game, which helps fuel our mission of generating revenue for public education in Texas,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “In addition to great cash prizes, this year’s game will once again provide unique second-chance prizes and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.”

Since the first Houston Texans scratch ticket in 2009, all annual versions of the game have combined to generate more than $216.2 million in sales, with $47.7 million of that total being transferred to the Foundation School Fund, which supports Texas education. During that time, more than $147 million in prizes from the game has been awarded to winners and more than $10.8 million in commissions has been transferred to retailers around the state.

Players can enter non-winning Cowboys and Texans scratch tickets into any of the five promotional second-chance drawings to be held throughout the run of the game for the chance to win experiential prizes. Before entering non-winning tickets into the drawings, Texas Lottery players must register or already be registered with the Texas Lottery Luck Zone. The five entry deadlines for the separate second-chance drawings are: Sept. 11, Oct. 16, Nov. 27 and Jan. 1, 2020, with the final drawing date yet to be determined.