A lot of folks around the country are of the opinion that the Redskins is a highly offensive nickname, a slur by the word’s very definition, and one that should be changed. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not one of them.
Jones stood by fellow owner Dan Snyder with some specious reasoning in an appearance on 105.3-FM The Fan on Tuesday. Namely, he doesn’t see much of a difference between the Cowboys’ name and the Redskins’--which, even for Jerry, is crazy talk.
“I don’t have an issue with it,” Jones said, via Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “I know it’s not meant in any way to denigrate… It’s like Cowboys to me. We should all feel that way about it. It’s a great part of the tradition of the league.
“If Snyder wants to keep it they should keep it. It’s pretty pointed that this name is one of pride. This name is one of competition. This name is one of a lot of great things that have happened with that franchise and should be looked at that way.”
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