As much as many Dallas Cowboys fans may want owner/GM Jerry Jones to go the way of the dodo bird, for someone in my position I hope he stays around forever, because there’s always a nugget of journalistic gold emitting from between his lips.
This time he decided to elaborate his thoughts on the Cowboys’ dominance of American television.
Jones was in the middle of a press conference to announce that JerryWorld (known to a few as AT&T stadium) would be the home of the 50th annual Academy of Country Music awards next year.
So of course…it’s about the Cowboys.
From the Dallas Morning News:
"“As you know, the Cowboys have not gone to the playoffs in several years. We have not gone, yet we’re the most popular TV show there is on television. We lead all teams in TV ratings. We lead, 24 of the last top 25 shows were NFL games, and any time your Cowboys play they’re up there at the top and leading. Now, what causes that? What causes that is creating some aura, creating some excitement. We want to use that as best we can to make this award show the greatest ever.”"
In fairness to Jerry, he was kind of defending the Cowboys honor against the vicious attacks–ok, mild-mannered barbs–by country music stars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan about the team.
America’s team lives! Just not in the postseason.