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Jerry Jones backtracks on Thursday doubleheader talk

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Well, that didn’t take long.

Hours after a report that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the league was considering Thursday doubleheaders — which the league denied before and after — Jones is working furiously to get the toothpaste back in the tube.

Jones told Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal he was speaking for himself, not for the entity for which he presides as the chairman of the NFL Network committee.

“The league has not been in discussions about a Thursday night doubleheader package,” Jones told Kaplan. “Those were my thoughts. We are focused on further building Thursday night as a night for NFL football, but it has not involved the concept of a doubleheader package.”

The obvious uptake from this story is that now that his stadium has a telephone sponsor, that call from New York asking him to pretty please stay on the same page came through nice and clear.

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21 Responses to “Jerry Jones backtracks on Thursday doubleheader talk”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 18, 2013 1:29 PM

    Jerry needs more night games. If he’s caught in the sunlight, he curls up in a screaming ball and disappears.

  2. winsb31 says: Oct 18, 2013 1:30 PM

    Needs to be Friday night football, no thursday!!!

  3. xjippyx says: Oct 18, 2013 1:33 PM

    How bout them Cowgirls!

  4. jcmeyer10 says: Oct 18, 2013 1:35 PM

    JJ will not be invited to owners meetings anymore if he can’t keep his trap shut.

  5. daviericky says: Oct 18, 2013 1:36 PM

    That is my all time favorite Jerry Jones photo. I will never get sick of it.

  6. ravensfan8780 says: Oct 18, 2013 1:36 PM

    So that means it’s coming next season

  7. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Oct 18, 2013 1:41 PM

    Damn, and I was looking forward to Thursday night games in London.

  8. surfinbird1 says: Oct 18, 2013 1:45 PM

    Jerry, why don’t you tweet Irsay and get together for a few pops. He’s another guy that that can’t keep his trap shut.

  9. ravanator says: Oct 18, 2013 1:58 PM

    Ravens are the only franchise to be undefeated on Thursday night. The fans of other teams want to get rid of the Thursday night games because they fear the Purple & Black!

    #ravensownthesteelers
    #joemontanaflacco

  10. romosrevenge says: Oct 18, 2013 2:01 PM

    Jerry is on a one man campaign to put the FUN back into the No Fun League. What is sad is that JJ has been medically diagnosed as having the horribly afflicting disease of “Me”. And he can’t shut up about it. (But then that’s the disease).

  11. howiefeltersnatch says: Oct 18, 2013 2:01 PM

    He musta seen my comment in the previous story about how lame of an idea that was

  12. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Oct 18, 2013 2:02 PM

    So the more time the Ravens have to prepare, the more likely they are to lose?

    ravanator says:
    Oct 18, 2013 1:58 PM
    Ravens are the only franchise to be undefeated on Thursday night.

  13. jrbdmb says: Oct 18, 2013 2:13 PM

    Future Thursday Night doubleheaders – early game from from London, and the late game that rotates thru cities around the globe. Coming up tonight: Kuala Lumpur! Next week’s stop: Tehran! And don’t forget about the big Thanksgiving night game from Barrow, Alaska!

  14. wmelch says: Oct 18, 2013 2:16 PM

    What’s all this about a telephone sponsor?

  15. fumblenuts says: Oct 18, 2013 2:19 PM

    Judging by that picture, this man is overdue for another big time face lift!

  16. sallust99 says: Oct 18, 2013 2:41 PM

    Did the Ravens not lose the opening Thursday night game in Denver?

    How exactly in that case are they undefeated on Thursday night?

  17. fate1920 says: Oct 18, 2013 2:41 PM

    Ravens only undefeated team on Thursday night? Did you miss the opening game of the season where they got spanked by the broncos? Payton manning 7 TDs one game.

  18. sidepull says: Oct 18, 2013 3:46 PM

    ravanator says: Oct 18, 2013 1:58 PM

    Ravens are the only franchise to be undefeated on Thursday night. The fans of other teams want to get rid of the Thursday night games because they fear the Purple & Black!

    #ravensownthesteelers
    #joemontanaflacco
    ———————————————————-Hey Baltimoron they already lost on Thursday.

  19. throwedoff1 says: Oct 18, 2013 3:57 PM

    How can you be that freaking ugly and that rich

  20. melikefootball says: Oct 18, 2013 4:29 PM

    Why don’t we have a game each night of week? Then on Sunday show all the replays on the big screen in Dallas and JJ can sale seats on the little screen outside the stadium as well as parking across the street. You can pay for the JJ train to drive you to from parking lot to stadium. Maybe then he could make enough money as well as Gödel’s cut to get by.

  21. craigkintexas says: Oct 18, 2013 5:23 PM

    What a team Jerry and Irsay make! Drunk tweets and all………LOL

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