Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says the NFL should move beyond just having a few games a year in London, and base a team across the pond.
Asked by Sky Sports if he thinks the NFL will have a London-based franchise, Jones answered, “I think that’s very possible, yes, and I’m very much for it.”
Jones’s Cowboys will play against the Jaguars in a regular-season game in London this season, and Jones says the London fans are showing that they’re ready to support the NFL.
“We’ve got a lot of really great Dallas Cowboys fans in London,” Jones said. “These games will be a good indication of the type of support that we could have there but London is one of the few cities, I think, outside of the United States that would be a great city internationally for the NFL.”
The NFL is so popular in the United States that there isn’t much room left to grow domestically. If Jones and his fellow owners are going to keep growing their billion-dollar businesses, a larger international fan base may be the way to get there. And putting a team in Europe would be a huge step toward making American football a more international game.