As Roger Goodell and the NFL are exploring ways to extend the reach of the league internationally, the idea that the Dallas Cowboys could head south of the border to play a regular season game is gaining some steam.
The Cowboys, whose fan base is already quite strong in Mexico, have played four exhibition games there in the past, thrice in Mexico City and once in Monterrey--and Jerry Jones has said in the past that if the team does play a game outside of the States, he’d want it to be in Mexico.
An NFL game has been played annually in London since 2007, but Mexico has seen just one regular season contest, a 49ers-Cardinals game back in 2007. Goodell said during his state of the league press conference last week that the league was interested in returning to Mexico.
"There's a great deal of interest in Latin America to play a game," Goodell said, per the team's official website. "We obviously, most importantly, would like to get back to Mexico with another regular season game. We've discussed that with our partners in Mexico, and it is something we'd like to get done sooner rather than later. It's going to take, though, a collective effort from our partners and the league to try to get that done, but we believe it can be successful and very good for Mexico and our fans."
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