Jerry Jones: Donald Trump said he felt sorry for guy who bought Cowboys
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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told NBC Sports he thinks he could get "10 billion" for the Cowboys made it clear he will never sell his team. In 1999, Jones bought the Cowboys for then a record of $150 million. The Cowboys are now the most valuable team in the world as their estimated worth is around $5.7 billion.
“But let me make this very clear,” Jones said. “I’ll say it definitively. I will never do it. I will never sell the Cowboys. Ever”.
Jones gambled and it paid off
When Jones bought the Cowboys, Donald Trump said he felt the sorry for the guy who bought the team.
More than three decades later, Jones turned the Cowboys into "America's Team" and it is the most valuable franchise in the world. “Back then,” Jones said, “Donald Trump said he felt sorry for the guy who bought the Dallas Cowboys.
He called it ‘reckless crazy.’ And we really were America’s Team, because the FDIC owned 5 percent of the franchise. Every day, my motivation was simply to survive. I danced with the devil, and it created an edge with me.
I didn’t want Jimmy Johnson to f— with me because I just lost my tolerance after what I went through in my early days. “So how does it feel to see some of these values now, and see the value of the Dallas Cowboys now? Just go back to the early days, and you can see how the game has improved and become such a part of American life.
Did you know that 7 percent of fans have ever gone to an NFL stadium? The rest fell in love with it through the viewing of the games. The pageantry, the aura, the interest of a fan base, the fact that an Al Michaels can relay the excitement of the game to a fan base.
You put that up beside anything in society today, and you’ll increase the value. That’s where these values are being appreciated. “Add in the Amazon [streaming] deal, the potential with some of the new technology.
The NFL, in my mind, the visibility, the volume, the overall passion, you frankly can’t get it anywhere else. That’s why all these people want a piece of it”.