As everyone expected, Jerry Jones is not a fan of bringing a second NFL team into his backyard.
Dallas mayor Eric Johnson made headlines when he stated yet again this year that the NFL should give the Dallas-Fort Worth area another franchise. Johnson had previously floated the idea of an NFL expansion team coming to town, but he had a different idea this time.
This time, he posted an open invitation for the Chargers to move to Dallas. He suggested the Cotton Bowl and Hensley Field as potential locations for a practice facility or stadium.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is not getting another NFL team because Jerry Jones is going to make sure it damn well never happens.
The Dallas Cowboys owner was none too thrilled to hear the suggestion by the mayor.
“Well, I like the mayor,” Jones said to The Dallas Morning News. “I like him personally, but he doesn’t have the depth. He doesn’t have the knowledge that others have regarding how unique Dallas is and how we enjoy the interest in the Cowboys. He wouldn’t want to water that down as it relates to Dallas if he knew as much, and has spent as much time in sports as I have.”
Jones was adamant that another NFL team won’t be coming to Dallas.
“That’s correct,” Jones said. “That is correct. And you just said it. You can be rest assured that you would not have the NFL supporting another team because of the kind of value that the game and the NFL receives of having [the] Dallas Cowboys as one of its marquee teams and again, logic tells you [the NFL] wouldn’t want to water that down.”
The mayor was informed of Jones’ comment, and he responded by saying he liked Jerry personally, but his comment was about money.
“No team will ever dethrone the Cowboys — but that’s not the point,” Johnson said. “This region loves football and could certainly support a second team. And as mayor, my job is to grow my city’s economy.”
As for the Chargers, they are facing the reality of forever being the no. 2 team in the Los Angeles market, especially with the Rams already bringing the City of Angels a Super Bowl.
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