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Patriots, Cowboys ready to support Raiders move to Las Vegas

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Oakland Raiders fans cheer in the stands prior to  their NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 18, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Getty Images

It’s increasingly looking like Raiders owner Mark Davis will have the support of a large majority of his fellow owners as he attempts to move his team to Las Vegas.

Both Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones said today that they think the plan for the Raiders’ move looks good.

“I think that’s a good possibility,” Kraft said of supporting a Raiders move.

“For me personally, it seems like a doable situation. But want to make sure I understand everything,” Jones said.

The Patriots and the Cowboys are two of the NFL’s most influential franchises, and if they’re in support of the Raiders, it’s highly likely that most other franchises are in support as well. The deal isn’t done, but Nevada is ready to give the Raiders the kind of stadium they don’t have in Oakland, and the owners are ready to accept the offer. The Silver and Black appears set to head to Las Vegas.

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29 Responses to “Patriots, Cowboys ready to support Raiders move to Las Vegas”
  1. Raider Jon says: Jan 11, 2017 12:23 PM

    thank fellas. still hate your teams. but thanks.

  2. shiz1156 says: Jan 11, 2017 12:24 PM

    Move the Raiders to L.A. as well, and if any franchise moves to Vegas make it San Diego.

  3. shiz1156 says: Jan 11, 2017 12:25 PM

    Or the Jaguars, clearly they can’t support a franchise in that city.

  4. bullcharger says: Jan 11, 2017 12:33 PM

    Probably the most awesome football road trip there could ever be if your team happens to be playing @Raiders.

  5. headwoundharry says: Jan 11, 2017 12:35 PM

    There is still a giant elephant in the room. Do the owners have to approve any control, ownership or other participation by Adelson? Without his $650M, building the stadium will be difficult.

  6. factschecker says: Jan 11, 2017 12:35 PM

    I’d think the media would LOVE to have the Super Bowl in Vegas every single year.

    In fact instead of doing Hard Knocks, I’d suggest following around a group of beat writers during the post Super Bowl parties and into the dawn hours while in Las Vegas. The Hangover Part IV.

  7. 6ball says: Jan 11, 2017 12:38 PM

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    Vegas loves the Patriots… 13-3 vs the spread
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  8. kane337 says: Jan 11, 2017 12:39 PM

    This would be the best road trip in the NFL. Too bad my team will only play there once every 8 years.

  9. vipod4ever says: Jan 11, 2017 12:41 PM

    Please help me out here…isn’t this the same six-member NFL finance committee that a year ago recommended a stadium project in suburban Carson for the Chargers/Raiders?

    A lot can change from now until March.

  10. cgooch11 says: Jan 11, 2017 12:50 PM

    London Raiders

  11. skinnylegspeytonmanning says: Jan 11, 2017 12:51 PM

    It will be sad to see the Oakland faithful lose their team for a second time but, “The Las Vegas Raiders” has a real nasty ring to it! Somewhere, Al is grinning.

  12. haughville says: Jan 11, 2017 12:52 PM

    Knowing these two owners and their given stamp of approval, my guess is they did some arithmetic and saw $$$$ when they hit the equal button…

  13. nhpats says: Jan 11, 2017 12:59 PM

    cgooch11 says:
    Jan 11, 2017 12:50 PM
    London Raiders

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    No…..London Bills

  14. onebuffalove716 says: Jan 11, 2017 1:01 PM

    If they are so intent on this, maybe they should offer their teams to move. They approve every idea on teams moving because they are greedy and selfish. They are always quick to move when the shoe is on the other foot

  15. cafetero1075 says: Jan 11, 2017 1:11 PM

    Vegas should not have a sports team. Make it fun, have the draft in Vegas.

  16. redripper says: Jan 11, 2017 1:19 PM

    Greed is right. And they want the taxpayers to help fund their new stadiums also.

  17. reptar310 says: Jan 11, 2017 1:26 PM

    Fans really don’t understand that this is a business first. That’s why the NFL doesn’t pay for its own stadiums. Stadiums are never money makers. That’s why billionaires aren’t lining up to build stadiums. It’d be a horrible investment.

    We are rooting for 32 corporations. Corporations are not people. They have no loyalties other than to the mighty dollar. Just because you love a team that doesn’t mean it loves you back.

  18. bobthebillsfan says: Jan 11, 2017 1:28 PM

    nhpat – London Bills is a dumb idea. Would you really want your team travelling to London for a Bills home game every year?

  19. bonitalocal says: Jan 11, 2017 1:29 PM

    What a crying shame.

    The Raiders belong in Oakland.

    I’ve been fortunate to have traveled around throughout the years, and without a doubt, Vegas is my least favorite city.
    I’d rather visit Detroit again.

    Vegas is like DisneyWorld, only 100x worse.

  20. patsrthegreatest says: Jan 11, 2017 1:30 PM

    having such “influential franchises” is what’s turning the sport into politics…yes I said that about my own team.

  21. robigd says: Jan 11, 2017 1:31 PM

    Or the Jaguars, clearly they can’t support a franchise in that city.
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    If they hosted a playoff game, they probably wouldn’t have to give out free hot chocolate to get people to come.

  22. tigerlilac says: Jan 11, 2017 1:44 PM

    Does anyone really think a fan pays the going price for a playoff ticket because of free hot chocolate?

  23. psljax says: Jan 11, 2017 1:56 PM

    shiz1156 says:
    Jan 11, 2017 12:25 PM
    Or the Jaguars, clearly they can’t support a franchise in that city.

    just because the team sucks does not say it is not supported. Jags have not been blacked out in last 10 years. Do some homework instead of just saying they have no support.

  24. pastabelly says: Jan 11, 2017 2:03 PM

    cafetero1075 says:
    Jan 11, 2017 1:11 PM
    Vegas should not have a sports team. Make it fun, have the draft in Vegas.
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    The Raiders won’t even be the first pro sports team. The Golden Knights will be lacing them up this coming fall.

  25. radrntn says: Jan 11, 2017 2:44 PM

    oh if twidlee dee. (Robert Kraft), and twidlee dum (Jerry Jones) are on board…its a done deal….

  26. bleck5 says: Jan 11, 2017 2:47 PM

    Hooray!!

  27. illumination666 says: Jan 11, 2017 3:35 PM

    Jerry Jones supports Oakland moving to Las Vegas? I never would have guessed…

  28. shaggytoodle says: Jan 11, 2017 4:24 PM

    The Raiders in Vegas, would have a home city advantage.

    Some teams would probably stay an extra day for the players to go have fun, just so they don’t go out on the night before the game.

  29. Blindsquirrelsfindnuts says: Jan 11, 2017 11:09 PM

    bonitalocal says:
    Jan 11, 2017 1:29 PM
    What a crying shame.

    The Raiders belong in Oakland.

    I’ve been fortunate to have traveled around throughout the years, and without a doubt, Vegas is my least favorite city.
    I’d rather visit Detroit again.

    Vegas is like DisneyWorld, only 100x worse.

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