In the preseason, fans have to pay the same costs for tickets and concessions as they would for a regular season game, only to watch a product that rarely features starting players from either team.
But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has a solution: eliminate two preseason games and add two more for each team to the regular season schedule.
But Jones admitted that the process and execution of that plan is complicated in a radio interview on 105.3 The Fan. Here is an excerpt from the question about the preseason.
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“My solution is real simple. It’s cut back on preseason games, have one at each team’s home and play a couple of them. And then you need to add two games to the regular season, which I have been a proponent of for several years. And that’s a better equity, or a better way of players using what they bring to the table, their talents, their skills, their professional time in pro sports. That will give them a bigger pay day that’s fair. And the other thing it does is certainly give our fans what we all think they deserve and that’s a competitive game. That’s a mouthful.”
Jones also said, despite some debate, it would improve the safety for the players. Here is another excerpt from the interview.
“And I think candidly it’s probably physically better for players than it is to have the longer preseason, the longer practicing. Our studies show that we actually have a ramped up injury situation with players during preseason as opposed to the injury factor in the regular season. So, all of this has a lot of discussion and has been discussed a lot.”