The Dallas Cowboys have won three Super Bowls during the Jerry Jones era, but none since 1996. Twenty-two years is a long-enough wait for Jones, who said Tuesday that he wouldn't hesitate to part with a sizable sum to win another title.
Jones clarified that in the age of salary-capped free agency, a team's "financial" situation doesn't come into play when building a Super Bowl-contending roster, unlike in international soccer or baseball. But that investment into certain areas of the organization can make it "more attractive" to prospective players. (See: Jerryworld and The Star.)
The owner walked back those comments Tuesday, citing how cosmically unrealistic such a swap would be.
"Years ago, I wanted that third Super Bowl so bad I said if you [the man upstairs] give me one more, I'll never ask again," Jones explained Tuesday. "I find myself trying to retrade that trade for the last 20-something years. Since we've got it in perespective of who we're talking about right now, then I don't have to make that trade. So let's just win a Super Bowl."
So how much is Jones actually willing to part with to secure Dallas wins another title in his lifetime? Only "the man upstairs" knows. (But probably a billion.)