Cowboys closing in on deal for new practice facility

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In the NFL’s version of keeping up with the Joneses, it’s rare that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones fails to keep up with each of his 31 partners.  He’s lagging badly, however, when it comes to the team’s practice facility.

That soon will be changing.

According to Valerie Wigglesworth of the Dallas Morning News, the Cowboys are close to a deal that would result in the construction of a new team headquarters and practice facility in Frisco, Texas.

The city will hold a special meeting on Monday, at which time an agreement that would fill 91 acres of Frisco-owned land with the new home of the Cowboys is expected to be finalized.

“We’re very excited about these latest developments,” mayor Maher Maso said in a statement issued by the city.  “That said, it would be inappropriate for us to comment prior to any action taken by our city council, and the boards of our other public partners.”

The Cowboys won’t be issuing comment until after the vote is taken.

In May, reports emerged that the Cowboys were considering options in Arlington, Irving, and Frisco to replace the now-outdated 28-year-old facility at Valley Ranch.  Having two other finalists likely helped the Cowboys apply maximum leverage to get the best possible deal in Frisco.