FRISCO – The NFL is announcing its specific plan for world-wide domination.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced on Wednesday that Munich will host a game in 2022, and that there will be four total games in Germany over the next four years, two in Munich, two in Frankfurt.
Additionally, there will be a game in Mexico this coming season.
And that’s where the Dallas Cowboys might grab a piece of the domination.
One of the great drawing cards in sports, of course, is the Cowboys. But the Cowboys – despite the fact that Dallas has over the years participated in such events in Tokyo, London and Mexico City – has one bit of reluctance …
The Jones family is, generally speaking, not in favor of giving up a lucrative home game at AT&T Stadium as a trade for an overseas game.
The league remains committed to multiple games in London and a game in Mexico City with Germany now in the mix going forward, and in theory there is enough eventual profitability for Dallas to wish to get involved. And of course, by the numbers, the Cowboys will eventually be involved … because starting in 2022, there will be at least four games played internationally every season and each NFL team will take a turn to host an international contest once every eight seasons.
The movement to overseas games has featured 31 of 32 NFL teams, with the Green Bay Packers now the only club not to play a regular-season game internationally. Last Sunday in London, the Atlanta Falcons beat the New York Jets at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
There is, using a long-range view, a way for the NFL and the Cowboys to make money here – TV contracts, expansion, popularity, all of it.
And we know the NFL and the Cowboys aren’t against that.