The Cowboys are the leading contender to face the Jaguars next year in London, according to league sources. An announcement could come as early as Thursday, as the league would like to finalize plans for the game before the end of the week.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has wanted to play in London, and it’s the most attractive game on Jacksonville’s schedule. After this season, in which the Jaguars are winless, the NFL wants to match Jacksonville with a marquee franchise such as the Cowboys.
The Jaguars are often talked up as a potential London franchise, but the organization is treating this like a business trip abroad.
Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said the team’s commitment to London does not go beyond playing a game there every year, and no one really thinks that an NFL franchise will ever be able to be maintained overseas.