The Dallas-Fort Worth area isn’t just home to a soccer team. It is the home of Team America. The Dallas Cowboys are the most valuable franchise in the NFL. From ticket sales to merchandise purchased to TV ratings, the Cowboys have always been at the top of the list. AT&T Stadium is one of the most expensive stadiums in the league and attended the largest football match in the United States with 105,121 people on its opening day.
However, not all of these facts about the city’s current football team seem to suffice for Dallas Mayor, Eric Johnson. The mayor in his third year decided to take a stand on something outside of politics. On Twitter, he responded to a tweet from the NFL on CBS asking the world which city deserves an NFL expansion team. The 60th mayor of Dallas said it should be his own city.
keep up his argument In the thread of tweets He would say this about his idea:
“We are about to cross the Chicago metro and become the number 3 subway in the United States, which will make us the largest American metro without two teams. Football is king here. Dallas needs an expansion team and we will be able to maintain 2. So, if a deal can be struck Benefiting the NFL, the other owners, the city of Dallas, and possibly the Cowboys, you don’t have to think. But here’s the problem: If it’s beneficial to all the stakeholders I just mentioned except for Jerry Jones, does that mean the deal can’t/should not happen? ?I’m not sure about that, and it’s my job as mayor to ask these kinds of questions when my city and its residents benefit. I’m a sports fan and a fan of Dallas. If LA and New York can support both the NFC and the AFC team, then Dallas, the football capital, can. certainly! “
Note below how the mayor is marking a stab in Los Angeles and New York by saying his city can keep two better NFL teams than these two cities. However, the breeding of Los Angeles and New York prove that this has been done before in the big and popular cities.
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson wants to add another NFL team besides the Cowboys to the city
Johnson argued that the new Dallas team he was considering would theoretically be the AFC team. This way Texas fans can live in a fantasy world and see two teams from Dallas play against each other in the Super Bowl. To be fair, New York and LA teams were split between NFC and AFC.
After that, the mayor completely jumped off the expansion team’s path and decided to propose two existing teams that should be moved to Dallas rather than creating a new one. Johnson thought the Los Angeles Chargers or Jacksonville Jaguars would be ideal candidates for the Dallas or Frisco team. We don’t think Chargers or Jaguars were looking for transfers anytime soon.
The only thing stopping Johnson? Jerry Jones. According to CBS Sports, the owner of the Cowboys has jurisdiction to approve or reject any new NFL team that might come to the Dallas or Frisco areas. Given all that Jones and his family have put into this team, it’s hard to imagine him welcoming a rival franchise with open arms.
“So far the main reason I’ve heard that it doesn’t is Jerry Jones. Well first, let’s not put the words in Mr. Jones’s mouth. Second, I work for Dallas residents and not Jerry Jones. Third, other NFL owners don’t work either with Jerry Jones either. , but they work too. Jerry Jones owns the crown jewel in the NFL… I don’t think the Lakers or Yankees are a bit bothered about having Clippers or the Mets. Cowboys are a stronger brand with a more global fan base than either of these two. You underestimate It’s Jerry Jones and Dallas’ affair!”
As of now, this is all just the mayor’s whimsical fantasy. Nothing happened and it is unlikely that something will happen in the future. It’s hard to imagine another team inside Dallas competing with the Cowboys.