DALLAS - Any generous gesture Jerry Jones can do, Mark Cuban can do ... equally.
In the wake of the destructive tornadoes that created so much damage in DFW last week, Dallas Cowboys owner Jones announced he donating a $1 million gift to the Dallas Independent School District.
Moved by the gesture, Dallas Mavericks owner Cuban - who’d already pledged $100,000 to helping the Dallas Education Foundation due to storm damage - announced he would be matching the Jones family donation.
"It's really God's gift to be able to be a part of the NFL and to be a part of the Cowboys,'' said Jones in a Saturday announcement about the donation, being made specifically to Thomas Jefferson High School, whose school and athletic facilities were some of the most severely damaged during the storm. "It's about community.''
Shortly thereafter, Cuban took to Twitter to praise the Jones family’s generosity and pledged to match the donation to benefit Dallas schools.
Wrote Cuban: "Well done, Jerry! I'll match your generosity!''