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Published October 6, 1995
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones and American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. yesterday announced a "multi-year, multi-million dollar" sponsorship deal with Texas Stadium, according to the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Jean-Jacques Taylor writes the announcement comes one day after Jones had an "unproductive" meeting in Chicago with members of NFL Properties' Executive Committee regarding the league's $300M lawsuit against the Cowboys' owner. Jones: "The lawsuit in no way constrains me from being involved in the deal with American Express, or entertaining, pursuing or doing additional deals in the future" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 10/6). LEAGUE STANCE: NFL Dir of Commuinications Greg Aiello: "Although we have not seen the contract at this point, it appears to involve the same type of conduct that is the subject of the suit" (Larry Weisman, USA TODAY, 10/6). COUNTERSUIT STILL ON: Jones said of the meetings with NFL Properties' Exec Committee that he does not see "an urgency to resolve" the matter and is moving forward with his plans to countersue. Jones: "I feel stronger than I've ever felt that it was foolish for the NFL to file suit. The good thing, if anything, is that the owners and myself, too, will learn a lot from the discovery [process of the contersuit]" (Kevin Lyons, FT. WORTH STAR TELEGRAM, 10/6).