Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in favor of Las Vegas expansion

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Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman confident Raiders will relocate
Wednesday May 11th, 2016

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he is in favor of putting an NFL team in Las Vegas, reports Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram.

Jones said the entertainment value of a team in Las Vegas outweighs the gambling concerns of putting a team in the city.

The Oakland Raiders have been seriously considering a move to Las Vegas. In April, Raiders owner Mark Davis pledged $500 million toward the construction of a $1.4 billion stadium in Vegas while meeting with a Nevada tourism committee.

The Raiders will remain in Oakland for the 2016 season, but have an option to leave their current stadium lease after each of the next two years.

Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman said earlier this week she believes the Raiders will leave Oakland, saying the team will come to her city if “Nevada handles this properly.”

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“[Raiders owner] Mark Davis has assured us that Las Vegas is not getting played in a Raiders stadium deal,” Goodman also said. “I know we will have a team.”

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