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Jerry Jones Wouldn't Consider Selling Cowboys For Less Than $10B

Jones went on to add that his immediate family will run the team "long after" he is gone
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Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones said the team is "just not for sale," but even if it was, he "wouldn’t accept anything less" than $10B, according to Sophie Alexander of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Despite naming a specific figure, Jones has "made it clear no amount of money will persuade him to sell the team." He said, "They’re a long-term asset and my immediate family -- which has been a part of making them what they are today -- they’ll own the Cowboys long after I’m gone." More Jones: "I don’t say $10 billion just to say a ridiculous number. I just think you really have to go on what people would pay. I don’t want to say at least $10 billion but I certainly think you can justify a $10 billion value, but economically I’d rather have the Cowboys than the $10 billion." Alexander noted the Bloomberg Billionaires Index "conservatively values the team" at $4B (BLOOMBERG NEWS, 11/19). YAHOO SPORTS' Shalise Manza Young noted the Panthers earlier this year were sold to David Tepper for $2.3B, and at some point, the Seahawks are "going to be sold as well, after the death of owner Paul Allen last month" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 11/19).