Posted October 23, 2013

Report: Cowboys could face Jaguars in London next season

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Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo said the Broncos secondary does a lot of holding.  (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Tony Romo and America’s Team could be playing against the Jaguars in London next season.  (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys are the leading contender to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars next season in London, reports ESPN.com.

According to the report, an announcement could come this week, as early as tomorrow.

The Jaguars are playing the first of four games at Wembley Stadium in London over the next four seasons. Their first game in London this season is Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

The first game in London played this season was between the Minnesota Vikings and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Vikings beat the Steelers 34-27, and it is their only win so far this season.

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In 2014, the NFL scheduled three games in London, with the Jaguars, the Atlanta Falcons and the Oakland Raiders being set to play as the designated “home” teams.

More from ESPN.com:

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has wanted to go play in London and it’s the most attractive game on Jacksonville’s schedule. After this season in which the Jaguars still haven’t won a game, the NFL wants to match Jacksonville with a marquee franchise such as the Cowboys.

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7 comments
bartleby'sdog
bartleby'sdog

This will surely backfire on the profiteers trying to put the NFL in Europe. When the Brits see how awful the Jags are, all desire for American football should cease.

 But if the hangers-on still insist, we'll create the Blackskins, the Whiteskins, the Yellowskins and the Brownskins to balance out this controversy going on in DC and then ship 'em over along with the Redskins  and they'll have a league of five politically correct and equally inept franchises that should keep them occupied for quite a while which will also eliminate the racist controversy in Washington.

That'll be two birds with one stone and the rest of us can get back to real football.

sunalsorises
sunalsorises

Stop with the London BS already.  Teams here in the U.S. aren't selling out games.  You want to make football better?  Make it reasonable for fans to attend in the U.S. or even watch games on TV in the U.S.

PWINGS
PWINGS

If Goodell is trying to promote the NFL in Europe in hopes of getting a franchise there, why would he send the Jags? They're a terrible ambassador for NFL football. They're boring and inept. Who'd want to buy a season ticket to see that? Pete Rozelle came from a marketing background. He'd never have made a mistake like that!

syndromezed
syndromezed

Boy, I thought the war of 1812 - the real one, not Colts-Broncos last weekend - was over.  But sending the Jags to London for 4 years is almost as much an act of war against the Brits as Canada's sending Justin Bieber down here was against the US.

DonTheGreen
DonTheGreen

Hey @Michael223 you just picked the wrong teams to love.  We'll let you in - if you like.