Dallas Cowboys

July 29, 2014

Jerry Jones downplays Raiders meeting with San Antonio

The owner likely would fight any Raiders’ attempts to move to the Alamodome, considering the number of Cowboys fans there.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones downplayed a San Antonio Express-News story that Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis met with San Antonio officials to discuss the potential move of the team.

Jones said he thought it was joke when he first heard the reports Tuesday.

“I don’t make a lot of this. At all,” Jones said during practice. “It’s not… something I necessarily would be familiar with. Again, my interest in San Antonio is because how important it is to the Cowboys, and our history of having our training camp there and the fact that we’ve got such a tremendous fan base in San Antonio.”

The Cowboys have trained in San Antonio and consider it their market. League rules require 24 of 32 owners approve move of a team, and Jones likely wouldn’t let the Raiders move to Texas without a fight.

“What I will say is San Antonio is very important to the Dallas Cowboys,” Jones said. “We have the exact same percentage of fans in San Antonio as we do in Plano, Texas, about 98 percent.

“…I know that certainly San Antonio is a great city and a great sports town. I’d like for some of that stuff that’s in the drinking water down there that the Spurs get, to have some of that with the Cowboys.”

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