Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t expecting a new team in Dallas

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has no reason to worry about competing with another North Texas team, but that won’t stop him from speaking his mind.

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson made headlines earlier this week when he again suggested that the NFL give the Dallas-Fort Worth area another concession. was johnson He previously floated the idea of ​​an NFL expansion team coming to townbut he had a different idea this time.

Reply to News Battle Royale of Chargers BrewingJohnson has published an open invitation for the Chargers to relocate to Dallas. He suggested Cotton Bowl and Hensley Field as potential locations for a training facility or stadium.

We’ll go ahead and pause here to acknowledge the obvious.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area doesn’t get another NFL team. For a combination of reasons, first of all that the region probably does not Wants Another NFL team. Because it contains cowboys. The only people who want another team in Dallas are people whose fortunes are directly related to the city’s vision of prosperity and growth, such as a local mayor running for re-election in 2023.

The NFL doesn’t want another team in Dallas because it also has the Cowboys, the most valuable team in the league at over a billion dollars. In Forbes. The league will not want to give up potentially profitable markets to break up its most powerful owner.

Meanwhile, the Charger is faced with the reality of being the second team in a saturated sports market, a problem you can’t exactly solve by moving to an NFL market that contains Cowboys in Dallas. So you might imagine Dallas would rank pretty low on their list of favorite destinations if they decided to leave Los Angeles after spending $650 million to move there in the first place.

This should all be obvious to anyone who follows football, however, and it has become a topic of debate for Jones, who said exactly what you would expect him to say in an interview with Dallas Morning News:

Well, I love the mayor, said Jones. Dallas Morning News. “I love him personally, but he doesn’t have the depth. He doesn’t have the knowledge that other people have regarding how special Dallas is and how we enjoy taking care of the Cowboys. He wouldn’t want to water it down as it relates to Dallas if he knew so much, and spent as much time in the sport as me” .

When asked to confirm that the NFL has no plans to add another team to Dallas, Jones was emphatic:

“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. “

These comments were soon relayed to Johnson by the Morning News, further cheering for something that will clearly never happen in the NFL as it is currently built:

On Wednesday after relaying Jones’ thoughts, Mayor Johnson told The News’ Everton Bailey: “I love Jerry Jones so much, he has done an amazing job in transforming the beloved Cowboys into the most valuable sporting franchise on the planet. No team will ever take down the Cowboys – But that’s not the point.This area 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.”

So the mayor of Dallas wants another NFL team and he doesn’t want the current owner of the Dallas football team. You can guess who has the most weight in the NFL office.

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 16: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is seen on the field before a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&C's Arena.  T on January 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Jerry Jones probably doesn’t sweat the idea of ​​the Cowboys getting some local competition. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)