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Dallas Cowboys owner not opposed to NFL Las Vegas team, explains why

By The Sports Xchange
Dallas Cowboys owner not opposed to NFL Las Vegas team, explains why
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is open to discussions about putting an NFL team in Las Vegas. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones doesn't have a problem with putting an NFL team in Las Vegas.

While attending a Cowboys golf outing on Wednesday in Grapevine, Texas, Jones said he was open to the idea. But he stopped short of suggesting which franchise might relocate there.

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Jones was one of the proponents of the Rams and the NFL returning to Los Angeles.

"It has a flair for entertainment, and it has two million people, and they're avid sports fans, the full-time residents," Jones said. "They have a huge visiting contingent that more often than not are fans of some NFL football teams. You add all that together, and it's certainly in a conversation about the future relative to the NFL.

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"As you well know, you have to have the right situation. You have to have the right ownership, want to and then a lot of other considerations that have to come into play. For me, I think that certainly the fact that Las Vegas has a gambling aspect to it is far overshadowed by the entertainment value, if you will, family appeal, that you have, the convention appeal. So it does not have disfavor with me, in my opinion, relative to being an NFL city."

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Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has looked at the possibility of relocating his team to Las Vegas if he is unable to secure a new stadium deal in Oakland. He pledged $500 million to help build a $1.4 billion domed stadium in Las Vegas that would seat 65,000.

The Raiders have a lease agreement in Oakland this season and options for 2017 and 2018. The team also could consider a move to Los Angeles depending upon whether the San Diego Chargers decline an option to relocate to Los Angeles.

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