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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones weighs in on presidential race

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is very cautious about any political statements when it comes to the presidential race.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is very cautious about any political statements when it comes to the presidential race. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones thinks the country will "be fine” with either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as president.

That’s as much as he’s willing to weigh in on Election Day for what has become a polarizing election season.

“I know both of these candidates individually and we’re going to be fine either way this thing goes, in my opinion,” Jones said on 105.3 The Fan on Tuesday.

Jones paused briefly before adding: “But I don’t want to get in trouble with that statement.”

Jones, who told reporters he voted early after Sunday’s game in Cleveland, explained why he’s refrained from making his political opinions public – he doesn’t want to alienate any his fan base.

“I can’t afford to have any output there,” Jones said, chuckling.

But Jones also has no issues with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban voicing his opinions. Cuban has essentially become a surrogate for Clinton this election cycle.

“Mark is very involved and he’s certainly supporting Hillary and my hat’s off to her. My hat’s off to Mark, he’s passionate about his politics,” Jones said. “That just isn’t the way I do it there. The most important thing that I have is the Dallas Cowboys and the fans that are there. … I’ve got to do whatever I can to keep our guys [the fans] on the team so to speak.”

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