That doesn’t mean you start a back and forth between Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones and Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson.
The early part of our summer saw the mayor of Dallas signal that the city needed another pro sports franchise.
His last attempt on Twitter occurred when he said the Los Angeles Chargers should leave Englewood and come to Dallas.
“The Cotton Bowl and Hensley Field would be ideal locations for an arts practice facility and world-class headquarters or stadium,” the mayor wrote on Twitter. “We are ready for the NFL.”
We caught up with Jones, the man who runs the NFL’s most valuable franchise as well as other businesses around town, on Wednesday afternoon for his thoughts.
Well, I love the mayor, said Jones. Dallas Morning News. “I like him personally, but he doesn’t have the depth. He doesn’t have the knowledge that other people have in terms of how special Dallas is and how we enjoy taking care of the Cowboys. He wouldn’t want to dilute that as it relates to Dallas if he knew as much, and spent as much time in the sport as me.”
It doesn’t seem realistic that the NFL will add another franchise to Dallas. Why are they?
According to Forbes, the Cowboys are the highest-grossing NFL team with a net worth of $6.5 billion and in 2021 generated the most revenue in the NFL worth $800 million. The team also has an operating income of $280 million.
It doesn’t make sense for the NFL to push another franchise to North Texas.
Why do you suggest this?
Jones says the NFL isn’t coming to Dallas.
“That’s right,” Jones said. “That’s right. And you just said that. You can rest assured that you won’t have the NFL supporting another team because of the kind of value the game and the NFL receive. [the] The Dallas Cowboys as one of their standout teams and once again, logic tells you [the NFL] You wouldn’t want to lighten that up. “
However, that didn’t stop the mayor from trying.
When fans rejected Mayor Johnson’s Twitter campaign to add a franchise, NBC 5 [KXAS-TV] Sports broadcaster Newy Scruggs has indicated a $650 million transfer fee the Chargers will have to pay.
Oh, then no, I don’t have that
– Mayor Eric Johnson (@Johnson4Dallas) June 10, 2022
In fact, this does not happen.
Mayor Johnson said on Wednesday after conveying Jones’ ideas the news’ Everton Bailey: “I love Jerry Jones very much, and he has done an amazing job in transforming my beloved Cowboys into the most valuable sporting franchise on the planet. No team would ever take the Cowboys out – but that’s not the point. This region loves football and can definitely Support a second team.As mayor, my job is to grow my city’s economy.
“Having an NFL franchise that is headquartered and practices at least in Dallas would be a huge boost to our efforts. I am a huge fan of the Cowboys, but I will always fight for my city.”
If your head is spinning, that’s okay. just relax.
What the mayor should be missing out on is North Texas’s bid to host the World Cup. On Thursday afternoon, the region will discover 16 host cities for the 2026 World Cup.
The Cowboys have joined forces with FC Dallas and the Dallas Athletic Commission to bring the largest international event to the region.
It is estimated that a US host city will receive approximately $400 million in economic support and create approximately 3,000 jobs.
FIFA will probably choose 10 or 11 US cities to host the matches, and that could include the World Cup Final which will be announced at a later time.
Imagine the World Cup Final at AT&T Stadium?
How about a group stage?
How loud can you chant “USA, USA?”
So yeah, the mayor wants another NFL team, maybe another NBA team, but he should enjoy what might happen on Thursday afternoon. In this regard, remember the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star, major boxing matches, and other events that landed in the area.
“Putting the World Cup Final in the context of all these other events is really cool,” Jones said. “Fantastic is the word.”
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