Friday, August 16, 2013
Could Cowboys play a game in London?
By Todd Archer
OXNARD, Calif. -- The Dallas Cowboys have yet to play in one of the International Series games in London, but given the worldwide attention given to the team, they would seem to be a natural fit.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the NFL has asked the Cowboys to be a part of the game in the past, but “they have had other teams that wanted to go.”
Jones would like the Cowboys to be involved, but it will not be at the expense of a game at AT&T Stadium, which is the rub when it comes to the Cowboys playing a game overseas. Because they are a virtual guaranteed sellout as a road team, the opponents do not want to give up that home date.
"We know we are an interesting draw and the games that we played over there are great memories for everybody involved in them,” Jones said, alluding to a 1993 preseason game in London against Detroit.
Dallas is scheduled to play at Jacksonville next year, and Jaguars owner Shad Khan has agreed to play one game in London through 2016. Khan recently purchased Fulham of the English Premier League as well.
“Recently at an NFL meeting we gave the league the right to draft teams that go over there, so they can ask you to go … nicely,” Jones said.