Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones

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Jerry Jones: I Wouldn't Sell The Cowboys For $10 Billion

November 19, 2018 - 12:25 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Jerry Jones says he wouldn't accept anything less than $10 billion in order to sell the Dallas Cowboys, but that doesn't mean he'd actually do it if someone ponied up the money. 

"If I had to sell the team tomorrow I wouldn’t accept anything less than $10 billion. But, I don’t want to imply that I would take $10 billion for them," Jones said in an interview with Bloomberg. The Cowboys are just not for sale. They’re a long-term asset and my immediate family -- which has been a part of making them what they are today-- they’ll own the Cowboys long after I’m gone."

Earlier this year, Forbes came out with their annual list of the world's most valuable sports franchises and the Cowboys came in at No. 1 on the list with an evaluation of $4.8 billion. 

That evaluation is just over $5 billion less than what Jones thinks the franchise is worth.

"I don’t say $10 billion just to say a ridiculous number. I just think you really have to go on what people would pay. I don’t want to say at least $10 billion but I certainly think you can justify a $10 billion value, but economically I’d rather have the Cowboys than the $10 billion."

When asked about his father's comments during his weekly appearance with 105.3 The Fan, Stephen Jones said he's on the same page as his father to not sell the team. 

"He has the only vote that counts, but I'm right there with him (on not selling the team). It's obviously a passion of ours and (we) just can't imagine them being apart of our lives," Stephen Jones said.