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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wants to host another Super Bowl

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The last time the Dallas Cowboys hosted a Super Bowl was back in the 2010-11 campaign, when AT&T Stadium housed the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Now, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is itching to host another one.

Jones notes that AT&T Stadium has an edge because of its retractable roof, making any potential harsh weather conditions a non-issue.

“Weather is not an issue. That’s a big deal for that big game,” Jones said from the Senior Bowl, according to Drew Davison of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “All of that bodes well for us. I think we’re the finest football place in the United States. So, in answering your question, we very much want another Super Bowl.”

The problem for Jones is that the earliest Dallas will be able to host another Super Bowl is the year 2024, as the NFL has already locked into its cities up until that point.

Among those franchises are the Atlanta Falcons, who will be hosting the Super Bowl on Feb. 7, and the Los Angeles Rams, as both of those organizations have new stadiums.

Jones agrees that franchises with new playing fields should get priority when hosting the big game, much like he himself did after opening AT&T Stadium in 2009:

“I’m a big believer that new stadiums should get the opportunity to have a Super Bowl because of the commitment the team has made,” Jones said. “I’m a big believer in that.”

But is Jones willing to give up a home game for the Super Bowl?

“That has varying degrees of consideration on how that’s done,” Jones said. “As you know, right now you make a commitment but those will be addressed as we move along. We certainly can’t lose home games. We can’t do that. No.”