The NFL has 32 teams spread over 20 different states, covering the country from sea to shining sea. Only the two biggest American cities — New York and Los Angeles — have two pro football teams, and LA has only had that honor since 2017. Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson thinks that should change, and he humbly suggests that Texas’ biggest city would be the best place in the country for two teams.
The mayor of Dallas took shots at LA and NYC, calling for a second NFL team
The answer is Dallas. Why? We are about to pass the Chicago metro and become the #3 metro in the US, which would make us the largest US metro WITHOUT 2 teams. Football is king here. Dallas needs an expansion team and we would be able to sustain 2 @NFL teams better than LA or NY. https://t.co/ikG0oeZq4T
— Mayor Eric Johnson (@Johnson4Dallas) May 5, 2022
Dallas, Texas, has actually been home to a pair of professional football teams before. In 1960, the city had an American Football League (AFL) and a National Football League (NFL) franchise form.
From 1960 to 1962, both the Dallas Texans and Dallas Cowboys played in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Following the 1062 season, when the Texans won the AFL championship, owner Lamar Hunt moved the team to Kansas City and renamed the organization the Chiefs.
Sixty years later, the current mayor of Dallas, Eric Johnson, thinks it’s time for the DFW area to get a second team again.
Retweeting a post by CBS Sports asking which city most deserves an NFL expansion team, Johnson made a case for Dallas and couldn’t help but take a shot at Los Angeles and New York City in the process:
The answer is Dallas. Why? We are about to pass the Chicago metro and become the #3 metro in the US, which would make us the largest US metro WITHOUT 2 teams. Football is king here. Dallas needs an expansion team and we would be able to sustain 2 @NFL teams better than LA or NY.
Johnson even suggested the city should not take an expansion team but instead relocate the LA Chargers or Jacksonville Jaguars.
Is a second NFL team in Dallas realistic?
AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys | Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
Most NFL observers think the biggest issue with Dallas getting a second pro team would be convincing Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to share his market.
However, PFT’s Mike Florio writes that the idea “isn’t …….