While announcing that the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards would take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sunday evening, Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones gushed about the team’s TV ratings--this despite their being consistently mediocre of recent.
“As you know, the Cowboys have not gone to the playoffs in several years,” Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “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.”
It’s not at all surprising that Jones is happy about the ratings staying high, of course. But these numbers certainly don’t come as any consolation to the scores of frustrated Cowboys fans around the country--fans who will likely only grow more frustrated to hear the owner boast about the team’s visibility.
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