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Old 11-21-2018, 04:18 PM   #1
 
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Jerry Jones - he wouldn’t sell for anything less than $10 billion.

Everyone knows the story of Jerry Jones having a deal in place to buy the Chargers in 1966 when he was 23. How history would have changed.

With his business acumen, Jones no doubt would have had the Chargers playing in Los Angeles long before they finally ended up there, likely turning them into one of the NFL’s most valuable franchises. But after buying the Cowboys in 1989, Jones had no interest in owning a team in Southern California.

That’s what he said on his weekly radio show Tuesday.

“Several years back, I was approached by several owners that asked if I would consider selling the team, and the team being a more elite team and I take Los Angeles and build Los Angeles,” Jones said on on 105.3 The Fan. “That was not interesting for me, first of all, from a standpoint of where you are. I could go out and spend my lifetime building a new franchise in a market like Los Angeles and still be 50, 60 years behind the Dallas Cowboys who are out in front. So that didn’t make any sense. But I was born in Los Angeles. That is an attractive part of the world out there. But there is no place, no place is like our area for football and sport.

“We are in the best place in the world for American football. It’s right here in Dallas, Texas. That’s shown by the interest there is in the high school football, which is something completely different relative to the social and the cultural aspect of it, but then our support of the college game and then of course of the Dallas Cowboys. There’s no place like this. This is the best place in the world for football.”

The question was posed after Jones recently told Bloomberg he wouldn’t sell for anything less than $10 billion. America’s Team is valued at $5 billion by Forbes, making it the world’s most valuable sports franchise.

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They will be taking Jerry out of his Owners Box in another kind of Box, that's the only way he's leaving Dallas.
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Took a storied franchise from the NFL elite to decades of mediocrity.
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Old 11-22-2018, 02:32 PM   #4
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Re: Jerry Jones - he wouldn’t sell for anything less than $10 billion.

When the Dallas Texans moved some 40 years ago, they nearly became the New Orleans Saints. Ain't it great they ended up in KC? If not for Lamar Hunt's decision, we may have never been major league.
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