Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has always been a member of the unique fraternity of NFL bosses that often marches to his own drum, and it seems a couple of recent independent maneuvers have rubbed his contemporaries the wrong way.
While there are many owners of sports teams that present themselves as key figures in the background behind their front office and players, Cowboys boss Jerry Jones has never conducted himself that way. He puts himself out front and center and is willing to talk publicly on a regular basis about his team and even their rivals.
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Jones did such a thing earlier this month when he claimed the NFC Champion Philadelphia Eagles were like the Los Angeles Rams as a team “putting it all out there and paying for it later.” Insinuating they had spent big to add talent to win now and will fall from grace soon after. The comments were surprising considering Dallas’ penchant to add stars to improve their rosters quickly.
Well, it seems those comments were not appreciated by other NFL owners. On Sunday, Pro Football Talk reported that other league bosses saw the views as “inappropriate” and that team “owners should never comment (especially negatively) on the things other teams are doing.”
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Yet, Jerry Jones’ recent comments are not the only thing his fellow owners are annoyed about. It seems that the Dallas Cowboys head has also chosen to go off on his own to compete against them in a battle for World Cup 2026 ticket package rights.
PFT also revealed that Jones partially owns Legends, a company looking to offer unique VIP packages to the 2026 World Cup. Something NFL On Location — which is indirectly owned by the NFL owners — is also bidding for.
While NFL owners are doing all they can to beat each other on the football field, they are also a group that is often united in many larger endeavors off the field. And breaking away from that unity to compete against the whole is seen as a major no-no among the 32 league bosses.