Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been all but invisible since the mess that was Super Bowl week in Dallas, but he admitted today that he’s at least partially to blame for the fact that some people who bought tickets wound up without a seat, watching the game on TV.
“I do, along with the NFL, take responsibility for the seating issue,” Jones said. “Some of the things we would like to improve on regarding the seating issue, informing the fans that were involved, all of those areas, the NFL and I take responsibility for.”
But some of the ticket holders who are suing Jones and the NFL say the league and the Cowboys aren’t taking enough responsibility and should have offered a full refund of all expenses related to the fans’ trips to Dallas for the Super Bowl. And one of the lawyers involved in a suit against Jones and the NFL says they’re trying to “nickel and dime” the fans.
Jones said he’s sorry that Dallas was widely panned as a Super Bowl host, but he’s confident that Cowboys Stadium will host more Super Bowls in the future.
“I am disappointed, but I understand that criticism,” Jones said. “It makes me want to get it right. It creates a real desire on my part to do better.”
It’s hard to see how it could be done any worse.