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Report: Cowboys could be playing in London next year

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America’s Team could soon be playing in somewhere other than America.  For a game.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cowboys are the “leading contender” to face the Jaguars in London next year.

Other options include the Giants, Steelers, Browns, Colts, Titans, and Texans.  The league typically avoids exporting divisional games to London, since it would transform the home-and-home series into a home-and-neutral arrangement.

The Giants and Steelers already have played in London.  The Browns are, well, the Browns.  (Sorry, Browns fans.  We wish that wasn’t true.)

The Cowboys, who recently were named the most popular NFL team in the United States by a Harris Poll, would bring a little sizzle to a game that otherwise isn’t very compelling because the Jaguars are, well, the Jaguars.

Folks in and around Jacksonville could be troubled by the prospect of losing the Cowboys game to London.  Tarps could be removed and plenty of premium tickets could be sold if the Cowboys were coming to EverBank Field.

The Jaguars have agreed to play one game per year in London for four seasons.  The quartet commences on Sunday, against the 49ers.

The goal is to see if the Jaguars can build a fan base in London, which would justify continuing the arrangement.  That could be a challenge in the short term because the Jaguars are, well, the Jaguars.

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38 Responses to “Report: Cowboys could be playing in London next year”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 23, 2013 8:44 PM

    Gods Team > Americas Team. #RespecttheNFCEastChampionandgetreadyfortheBurgundyandGoldTakeover

  2. pesh00 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:48 PM

    I doubt it. Khan is pretty much banking his sales on the London game and the cowboys game would also allow him to sell out in jax. If they play in London he loses out one covering his sales for the other 6 home games, which they won’t sell out and have to keep the tarps on.

  3. akasaintsbaby says: Oct 23, 2013 8:50 PM

    Can we leave them there?

  4. jrebar88 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:52 PM

    Quit forcing teams to play in London Goodell. Tired of seeing fans here lose out on home games just because he wants to please people over seas. Leave the games here for the real fans!

  5. skoodsports says: Oct 23, 2013 8:53 PM

    It’s a good idea by the NFL.

  6. thefiesty1 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:56 PM

    Send the Browns to play the Jags. neither one are any good and everyone can ignore that game. Keep it here. They have soccer.

  7. bart3976 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:56 PM

    The flight over the Atlantic will be more exciting than watching any team play the Jags.

  8. themagicman1223 says: Oct 23, 2013 8:58 PM

    London shouldn’t even have one game…

  9. mrsmell says: Oct 23, 2013 9:19 PM

    I say put teams who are prone to black-outs. No one wants to see them here apparently.

  10. n0hopeleft says: Oct 23, 2013 9:20 PM

    We outsource enough from the US. Now we are outsourcing our entertainment and driving revenue into the UKs pocket instead of our own American city?


  11. skidog250 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:21 PM

    I will stop watching the NFL if my team lost one home game to London. Fight to get tickets and drive 3 hours to get to the game every year. I would feel betrayed.

  12. 7mantel says: Oct 23, 2013 9:22 PM

    Who Cares !!!

  13. indychiefsfan says: Oct 23, 2013 9:22 PM

    Enough is enough! This is our sport. These are our teams! These are American fans that are losing out. I see this as a precursor to losing a franchise permanently to London which will ruin the sport. Rodger has to go!

  14. ohnoflorio says: Oct 23, 2013 9:27 PM

    The giants are a joke, send them. Their salary cap is an absolute nitemare. I said this year before the yr they’d be sub-.500, 7 wins if it were a good year and l ppl did was mock me….I live in the are & know this team inside out…they are not good. Granted they got their 2 Super Bowl wins w/Peyton il-legit step bro, but boy did they get lucky. It’s over

  15. thetooloftools says: Oct 23, 2013 9:27 PM

    Crap: I thought you ment they were going to move there. They are America’s nothing.

  16. dsimp724 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:31 PM

    I think the London silly nannies would be a good touchdown favorite over the jags

  17. jimbo75025 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:37 PM

    themagicman1223 says:Oct 23, 2013 8:58 PM

    London shouldn’t even have one game…
    I do not blame the NFL for trying, but the London thing every year is a failure. The game no longer attracts much attention and has become an annoyance for the NFLs core audience. Let it go and try again in 10-20 years to see if the environment is more workable.

  18. panthers34 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:38 PM

    Why not have Dallas give up a home game?

  19. multiplemiggs says: Oct 23, 2013 9:40 PM

    Jacksonville is a championship organization. They are better than Pats, Giants and Steelers combined. Why they have ticket selling issues is mind boggling.

  20. RetardotheGreat says: Oct 23, 2013 9:41 PM

    Sweet More Tarp Talk….

  21. tinbender2000 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:42 PM

    Can’t we send the racist Washington DC football club and their gimp quarterback to London permanently?


  22. skinsfolife says: Oct 23, 2013 9:43 PM

    So here is to even the Brits getting to see this pathetic excuse for a football team. Dallas will definitely lose and lose badly to no matter who they play.

  23. klownboy says: Oct 23, 2013 9:52 PM

    How about leaving the Cowboys and Jaguars in London?

  24. rcali says: Oct 23, 2013 9:52 PM

    That brings up an interesting question. If Romo throws a game losing INT in London, will it make a sound?

  25. dluis1 says: Oct 23, 2013 9:54 PM

    Trying to become World’s Team.

  26. thermalito says: Oct 23, 2013 10:07 PM

    London is a huge market with a population the size of New York. The NFL wants to have a presence there for the same reason the Rams will most likely be back in LA in the near future. Large markets makes your brand name more valuable.

  27. jayniner says: Oct 23, 2013 10:07 PM

    So what do they call interceptions in the UK?

  28. cguy7 says: Oct 23, 2013 10:13 PM

    Send the Jags to start a Euro League… Vegas will rejoice. Uncle Roger should supervise the transition for five years, so we can get back to real football for a while. ( it’s his vision… )

  29. mortyglickstein says: Oct 23, 2013 10:15 PM

    Let’s all chip in and buy a one way ticket for logical voice to go to London

  30. seatownballers says: Oct 23, 2013 10:27 PM

    Who’s England’s team? Jacksonville?

  31. ddjesus says: Oct 23, 2013 10:56 PM

    How about taking some games to Azteca stadium?

  32. skybox22blog says: Oct 23, 2013 11:38 PM

    Morty, I’m in, let’s go.

  33. dobberdubinsky says: Oct 24, 2013 3:44 AM

    In the UK, interceptions are called dis-possessions.

  34. joetoronto says: Oct 24, 2013 4:37 AM

    I’m trying to figure this out, you want to get fans in London interested in the NFL and you keep send the Jags there?

  35. uncletuna says: Oct 24, 2013 7:29 AM

    Can Jerry’s ego take knowing there are some in England more important than he?!?

  36. section112 says: Oct 24, 2013 9:11 AM


  37. redmomster says: Oct 24, 2013 3:02 PM

    Can we just leave the ‘Boys there?? Then they can be NOT America’s team.

  38. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Oct 24, 2013 3:45 PM

    The three games just came up on BSPN. Guess what ? The cowboys game is a road game.Didnt think ole jerry would give up a home game. No bucks coming outta jerrys pocket.

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