Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has enjoyed success few team owners will ever know. Dallas has won three Super Bowl championships since he bought the team in 1989, and he’s parlayed his original $140 million investment into the most lucrative franchise in pro sports, worth more than $4 billion.
But the 75-year-old Jones says he’s made some mistakes. His biggest regret: Not getting longtime Cowboys stars Tony Romo and Jason Witten to a Super Bowl. Jones told Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk he “dropped the ball” in not getting the two a shot in the championship game.
“I respected so much how unique Tony Romo’s contribution was both Cheap Online Jerseys from a leadership standpoint as well as just his command of the game, his presence, everything out there,” Jones said. “It has just been reinforced when I also think about Witten not being on the field. It can’t help but remind me of what you miss when you lose a Tony Romo.
“On the other hand, just as the very nature of what happened now [last year with Romo’s retirement], that gives the opening for somebody else to step up not only as a player but also from the standpoint of leadership. I think we’ve really got the opportunity to see that here certainly with Dak [Prescott] and the general leadership we have on that side of the ball.”
The decision not only opens the door for legalized gambling in New Jersey, but also nationwide. Currently, legalized gambling on sports is allowed only in Nevada and a handful of other states where it has been grandfathered in from before passage of that 1992 law.
The NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA sued New Jersey in 2012 in a bid to stop legalized gambling in the state. Yet sports executives had been planning a course of action in the event of this court ruling. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement that the league will call on Congress to pass a “core regulatory framework” to govern legalized betting.
“The NFL’s long-standing and unwavering commitment to protecting Cheap Raider Jerseys the integrity of our game remains absolute,” the statement read.