By SI Wire
October 18, 2014

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says the Cowboys will win Super Bowl XLIX. He made the prediction on ABC's Good Morning America. 

"It is going to be the Cowboys versus the Broncos with the Cowboys coming on top 53-51 in the highest scoring Super Bowl ever," Cuban said.

In March, the outspoken NBA owner wrote a post on Facebook criticizing football culture and the NFL, along with the potential risk fantasy football poses to the league's longevity.

I wouldn't want my son playing football, would you? I'm sure helmet technology will improve over the next 10 years, but why risk it? There are plenty of sports to play. If we start to see a decline of popularity at the high school and then college level because kids choose other sports, it will hurt the interest in watching the NFL...

TV saturation is not the NFL's biggest risk. What is their biggest risk? Fantasy Football. When I broached the topic of the NFL being too aggressive and possibly devolving from "piggy territory" to "Hoggy Territory", the recurring response was that Fantasy Football is the difference. That Fantasy Football drives interest in the NFL...
Can the NFL add more nights ? Sure they can. Will they draw more viewers than most TV shows can on the nights they add ? Sure they will. But is there a point of diminishing returns ? No question about it. As I said, Pigs get fat, Hogs get slaughtered (don't know who said this originally).

Jones responded to Cuban's comments by stating “I respect Mark. But with all due respect, I know more about pigs than Mark does. I was taught as a Razorback to be lean and mean, not a little fat pig."

BURKE: Cowboys rise from worst to first in Power Rankings

The Cowboys are off to their best start since 2007 with a 5-1 record. They are currently first in the league in rushing yards per game, and fourth in total offense. 

-- Alex Suskind

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