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Jerry Jones: Thursday Night Football is here for good

Thursday Night Football, with commentators Steve Mariucci, left, and Michael Irvin, will be around in the future according to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Thursday Night Football, with commentators Steve Mariucci, left, and Michael Irvin, will be around in the future according to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. AP

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn’t see a reason why the NFL should get rid of “Thursday Night Football.”

Even though the match-ups have been less-than-intriguing and TV ratings are down this season, Jones feels that prime-time match-up is worth having going forward.

A report on NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk website on Sunday said the league would explore the idea of ending, or at least limiting, the number of “Thursday Night Football” games in the future.

The league issued a statement refuting that notion on Monday, and Jones reiterated that during his 105.3 The Fan radio show on Tuesday.

"I think [Thursday Night Football] is here for good,” Jones said. “Why that it is prime-time. It's a great opportunity for the NFL to basically be a part of what we want to be. And that is we appreciate the interest that is in our game.

“I was reading in the Wall Street Journal about how your television ratings are down. But the number one product in all of television is the NFL. And it's across the board. So all ratings are down and the NFL is the strongest programming that is out there.

“I don't anticipate anything happening to Thursday night football."

Drew Davison: 817-390-7760, @drewdavison

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