News that AT&T Stadium in Arlington will host the 50th annual Academy of Country Music awards next year prompted country music stars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan to poke fun at the Dallas Cowboys' NFL playoff drought. During a Sunday press conference announcing the ACM anniversary extravaganza, team owner and general manager Jerry Jones provided a retort.
Jones pointed to the team's television success as proof that the 'Boys remain America's Team.
From The Dallas Morning News:
“As you know, the Cowboys have not gone to the playoffs in several years,” Jones said. “We have not gone, yet we’re the most popular TV show there is on television. We lead all teams in TV ratings. We lead, 24 of the last top 25 shows were NFL games, and any time your Cowboys play they’re up there at the top and leading. Now, what causes that? What causes that is creating some aura, creating some excitement. We want to use that as best we can to make this award show the greatest ever.”