Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was left more than a little thrilled by the developments of Tuesday evening.
Jones beamed as he left the NFL owners meeting in Houston, which produced a compromise that will have at least the Rams moving to Los Angeles beginning next season, and which gives the Chargers a one-year option to make a decision on their future. The plan was spearheaded by Jones.
“This is a tidewater day, if you will,” Jones said, per Charan Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “This is a significant day because it allows us to not only do what we need to do in Los Angeles, but it is a significant endorsement to our commissioner.
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“Our commissioner was brilliant in how he led the ownership to this decision. As much as we talk about our television and our content and our viewers, this was so important that we do it the rightest way we could in Los Angeles.”
Next year will mark the first time in 21 years that Los Angeles will have a horse in the race when the NFL season opens.