Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Jerry Jones: Vegas okay

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Jerry Jones played a big part in getting the Rams to Los Angeles. Thus, when one of the most influential owners talks about potential NFL cities, everyone listens.

The Cowboys owner spoke highly of Las Vegas on Wednesday when asked whether he would support Sin City as home to an NFL team.

"I won't talk about a specific team," Jones said during the team's annual golf tournament at Cowboys Golf Club. "I will say that I think Las Vegas is one of the real crown jewels of communities in the United States. I think it's very unique. It has a flair for entertainment.

"It has 2 million people, and they're avid sports fans. They have a huge visiting contingency that more often than not are fans of some NFL pro football team. You add all that together, and it certainly is in a conversation about the future relative to the NFL."

But, Jones, said, "you have to have the right situation. You have to have the right ownership. You have to have the 'want to.' "

He said the "gambling aspect to it is far overshadowed by the entertainment, if you will, the family appeal that you have, the convention appeal. So it does not have disfavor with me, in my opinion, relative to being an NFL city."

Raiders owner Mark Davis has met with Nevada officials about moving his team if Oakland won't agree to spend taxpayer dollars on a new stadium.

SUPER BOWL SET: The 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis will be played on Feb. 4 at the U.S. Bank Stadium, which is under construction.

BILLS: The team will retire the No. 78 of Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith during their home opener against the Jets on Sept. 15.

JAGUARS: Former FSU standout Bjoern Werner was signed. A first-round pick of the Colts in 2013, Werner played 38 games in three years in Indianapolis, recording 77 tackles and 61/2 sacks.

RAMS: Safety T.J. McDonald was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an unknown substance after he apparently struck a parked car. McDonald, 25, was arrested Tuesday morning after officers found him at the crash scene in Woodland Hills, Calif.

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