Donald Trump once had the chance to buy the Cowboys at a relatively cheap price.
Earlier this week, Forbes revealed the franchise valuations for every team in the National Football League .The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable sports franchise once again and it’s not even close. Jerry Jones’ franchise is currently valued at $6.5 billion.
After that news, an old quote went viral showing that former United States president Donald Trump lost on the Cowboys.
“I feel sorry for the poor guy who is going to buy the Dallas Cowboys,” Trump said. “It’s a no-win situation for him, because if he wins, well, so what, they’ve won through the years, and if he loses, which seems likely because they’re having troubles, he’ll be known to the world as a loser.”
Back in 1984, the founding owner of the Cowboys, Clint Murchison Jr., was looking to sell the team and Trump appeared to show some interest. However, instead of buying the Cowboys for $50 million, he opted to purchase the New Jersey Generals of the USFL.
The reason Trump bought the Generals is because he only had to pay $10 million. Trump thought there would be more room for profit.
“I could have bought an NFL club for $40 million or $50 million, but it’s established and you would just see it move laterally. Not enough to create there,” Trump said at the time.
Jerry Jones eventually bought the team in February 1989 for $140 million and the rest is history.
Trump never seriously considered becoming an NFL owner again until 2014, when he made a bid to buy the Bills. That fell short and the Bills were eventually sold to Terry and Kim Pegula.