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.”
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!