Feb 13, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches as his team takes on the Sacramento Kings during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones Sells The Dallas Cowboys to Mark Cuban


Unconfirmed reports out of Valley Ranch this morning are reporting that Jerry Jones has granted the one wish of many Dallas Cowboy fans and he has officially sold the team. What may be even more surprising is to whom it has been sold too. The owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, now owns two sports franchises in the Dallas area. Cuban will be introduced as the new owner of the Dallas Cowboys in a press conference this afternoon.

Cuban, the Media Mogul can now add the title of “Sport’s Mogul” to his extensive resume. It is no surprise the Internet savvy billionaire used Twitter to announce his purchase and immediate plans for the legendary franchise.

“Brought first NBA championship to Dallas. Now, bringing the Lombardi Trophy back to Big D. Anyone have Jimmy Johnson’s number?” #ChangingOfTheGuard #BigPurchase - @mcuban

If this tweet is anything more than a joke, then it appears the Jason Garrett reign as Dallas’ head coach has now ended. Obviously, a big name like Jimmy Johnson returning to Dallas would be a huge coup for Cuban. And it might be easier to draw Johnson away from the NFL on Fox sport’s desk then many might think. When asked about the possible sale, here’s what Johnson had to say:

“If the news is true, this is an exciting time for the franchise. Although Jerry and I did great things together with the Cowboys, sometimes a shake up is needed. And I can’t think of a better owner to coach for then Mark Cuban.”

Nov 1, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Former Dallas Cowboys, and Miami Dolphins and Miami Hurricanes head coach Jimmy Johnson is seen on the sidelines during a game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Miami Hurricanes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

One of the first questions Cuban will have to answer is the fate of recently re-signed quarterback Tony Romo. Rumors out of the Cuban camp indicate he’s not happy paying top dollar for a player who has been so unproductive in the playoffs. His camp also indicated that trade talks have already been started with several teams, especially with the St. Louis Rams. The players involved in the talks are as of yet unknown, but Ram’s quarterback Sam Bradford is rumored to be on the trading block.

The Cuban shake-up has officially started in Big D. Who knows what this team will look like when the season starts later this year? One thing I do know: This entire story is phony. Happy April Fools day from all of us at The Landry Hat!

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  • Ronald W. Jones

    Yeah OK…..APRIL FOOLS!!!

  • Troy Spurlock

    Like anyone really believe J.J. sold the Cowboys.. plzzzz.

  • http://twitter.com/KManXPress Keith Ranson

    Probably An April fools Joke………But A GOOD One!

    • http://www.facebook.com/eric.hodge.1071 Eric Hodge

      I take it you don’t read a full article often?

      • http://twitter.com/KManXPress Keith Ranson

        Didn’t Have To; Already Knew.

  • MillaRed

    You are a sick, sick person.

  • Gary Dodson

    Take Romo off suicide watch now the coast is clear!

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.w.oneill Bill O’Neill

    You made me so happy…until the last paragraph.

  • jrcowboy49

    If only it was true!

  • disqus_kLJwdEdnOL

    Made my day anyway! I almost believed it until it stated Jimmy Johnson might be the next coach. Jimmy would never return to coaching no matter who is the owner.

  • Matty Fow Fow

    If only it weren’t April 1st… It’d be a vast improvement from the Jones family runnin the joint… But… We can all wish, can’t we?

  • KAT

    Mark Cuban needs to make this happen for real!!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/herbertl.murphy Herbert L Murphy

      I agree with you Kat

  • Richard Storm

    Cute, but Jerry = 3 Super Bowls….Mark = 1 NBA Championship….and that’s all Mark will ever, ever get…

    • Dislike_BangBang

      Football and basketball 2 different sports buddy its hard to win a chip with the nba rigged for the Lakers heat and celtics

      • Richard Storm

        Football and basketball are two different sports, indeed they are….So, what makes anyone think that Mark would have any clue on how to get the Cowboys to win a Super Bowl, let alone go to a play off game??

  • http://www.facebook.com/808PaPiT0 Dru Alday

    I’ll believe this when me shit turns purple and smells like rainbow sherbet…

  • Canmisstex

    Would be Great as long as you let the coaches do their job.

  • steph

    read the last sentence everyone

  • daboss32

    I agree with you kat

  • deuce

    damn now i’m gonna spend the rest of the day and part of the week arguing with nimrods who believe everything hey hear , see, and read, unless its the truth. but , I cant wait till the cowboys go to camp and some body says, “I thought that Mavericks owner bought the team”

  • Joseph Deleon

    crap for a minute i actually had a shred of hope …\

  • Tom S

    Too bad it is not true. Jones Sucks big green donkeys Ds

  • FlipTexas

    Man I was totally buying this hook line and sinker. :( lol we can dream can’t we?

  • Big Daddy

    I feel sorry for all cowgirl fan’s wait until the 9ers play them!!!

    • Mark Cuban

      What happened the last time the winers and cowboys played?

      • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.d.betts Christopher Dory Betts

        mark cuban would be a bad ass owner

      • http://www.facebook.com/jason.mimm Jason Mimm

        Make that the last two times they played each other. The 40-winers are gonna be the same this season as they were last season, full of gimmicks. CK isn’t running on our LBs the way he did other teams last year, but he better be ready to be on the run from D-Ware the next time they play.

        • http://twitter.com/PERV_COLEONE Dragon Martinez

          Come on u had trouble with a hurt RG3 much less Kap plus his arm game is just as deadly and your team is washed up d ware hasn’t done a damn thing in a long time on the other hand the real QB attacker big Aldon Smith will be up romos ass but hey he might like that !!’

  • tf

    nononononononNONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gunvant Gunvant Patel

    april fool

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.bedunah Jason Bedunah

    A couple of years ago I would’ve loved this had it been real and not April Fools! But… what Cuban did to the team after the NBA Championship marred his good name and probably prevented Dirk from getting another title before retiring.

    • http://dtxweddings.com/ Jonny Carroll

      That was going to happen either way with the contracts we had and salary caps. We were all in for the 2011 season. Without Cuban, we wouldn’t have won the championship. Not keeping Chandler turned out to be a great decision. And who knew that Odom would suck so much. If not for the lockout it would have been a good season. This year we gambled and lost, but again those are proving to be good “losses”.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jason.bedunah Jason Bedunah

        I hadn’t looked at it that way. Good points.

  • aggiematthan

    If you would take a second to read the entire article then you’d realize “this entire story is phony.”

  • Tim Jones

    I wish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ronvandervoort Ron Vander Voort

    What a mean joke! I felt it wsa an April Fools prank, but I would sure like to see a new owner. Jerry kinda sucks at his job. We have had 18 seasons of LIONS Football.
    Enough already. Its a shame our young fans can only hear about how elite this franchise ONCE was.

  • CowboysFan

    Knew this was a complete joke as soon as I read the title, Jerry would never sell the cowboys. He didn’t even want to resign his manager position, what makes people think he would sell?! Ha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dan-Fulton/100000871577946 Dan Fulton

    I was all excited then like awwww I’m a die hard cowboys fan :(

  • CEQ3

    Probably written by Deadskin fans. Remember Jerry Jones has Three Super Bowl wins.

  • Guest

    If only. JJ might have three Superbowl rings, but from how long ago? What has the team done lately except be a joke? JJ needs to move on or move over and let some real football minds run the team.

  • dd

    Knew it was a Joke…. but I still read it in hopes it was true… Is that where we are now as cowboys fans.. clinging to that little spark of hope?

  • [email protected]

    JJ might have three rings, but from when? And how much talent has gone mismanaged because the owner wants to be the coach? This actually gave me hope that I might like the Cowboys again.

  • northdallas7

    Cuban couldn’t even afford The Dallas Cowboys!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.tate.3979 John Tate

    I think the Cuban rumor must be an April fools joke!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/christopher.d.betts Christopher Dory Betts

    A shred of hope ripped away

  • Cowboys fan in Kansas

    Don’t get our hopes up!!!! That’s the best thing that could happen to the Cowboys.

  • BajaJohn1

    The Giant Ego will never sell.

  • Tyrellan

    That’s not an april’s fool joke; it’s a dream come true…

  • http://www.facebook.com/reggie.williams.3998 Reggie Williams

    Whats sad is some of us had hope it was true.

  • RealDeal_Talley

    …oh yea the D’s goin down… and fast. #SadCase

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kennon.Barbie Fiana-Rose VipHbic Hopkins

    Sad Panda … I had chills!

  • Cowboyforlife

    YOU BASTARDS!!!! Good one though, that would answer all us die hard Cowboys fans prayers!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ChicagosNicole Nicole Hernandez

    I figured this was to good to be true. :(damn you for teasing us all

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Stembridge/781580437 David Stembridge

    IF THIS HAPPENED I WOULD START A FUCKING RIOT

  • Chuck

    If only if only…

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.matta.1232 Paul Matta

    I cried softly as I read this b/c I knew it was fake…

  • norton

    Damn You! You really got me! I fell for it and I read it on April 11th! I think what I most liked was Romo being traded: he’s just not worth it. I’m not a Cowboys fan but I think this years contract was way too much and maybe some changes they do need.