$2 Billion, $2 Schmillion: “Jerry's Not Selling”

The sale of the Clippers has some wondering what the Cowboys would fetch on the open market

With the news of former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers for a previously unheard of $2 billion, some have wondered how much the Dallas Cowboys might go for if they hit the open market--they perennially rank as the most valuable NFL franchise in the world, after all.

But according to Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, there’s not much point in the discussion, because his father Jerry will never, ever sell.

All I can tell you is it doesn’t matter what’s the number, Jerry’s not selling,” Stephen Jones told 1310-AM The Ticket on Friday, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s kind of fruitless to even discuss it.”

To be sure, if the impossible happened and Jerry did sell, the Cowboys would fetch an astronomical figure.

“Obviously, these sports franchises are tremendous content, obviously a get-away for our culture, for our society,” the younger Jones said. “People love to escape their stress and everyday pressures of work by watching sports, whether it’s football, basketball, baseball, hockey, any sport, watching their kids play sports. People enjoy it. I think people are drawn to it."

“There’s only a finite group of teams that are out there. Obviously, that one being in LA makes it even more special. When you see the Dodgers go for what they go for, I’m not totally floored, but it’s obviously a big number.”

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