In the pending lawsuit regarding the Super Bowl ticket fiasco, the Cowboys demanded nearly $200,000 from the plaintiffs for efforts undertaken to produce documents and other information relating to the lawsuit.
On Wednesday, a judge awarded the Cowboys roughly 12 percent of that amount.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Renee Harris Tolliver ordered the plaintiffs to pay $25,025. Rejecting the effort to recover nearly $200,000, Judge Tolliver pointed to the “conservative estimate” of $75,075 that the Cowboys made prior to the undertaking of the efforts to comply with the production requests.
Judge Tolliver opted to give the Cowboys one third of the estimated amount. And while the Cowboys could paint that as a win, the reimbursement pales in comparison to what they wanted.
“This is a win for the Plaintiffs,” lawyer Michael Avenatti said in a statement released to PFT. And then came the zinger.
“Hopefully,” Avenatti said, “[owner] Jerry [Jones] will take the $25,000 and hire a G.M. so the Cowboys have a shot at playing in the Super Bowl for the first time in nearly 20 years.”
Of course, $25,000 won’t go a long way toward hiring a competent G.M. But that would be $25,000 more than the Cowboys currently are paying.