You come to our stadium and look at the aura of 100,000 people. You look up there and see an Army tank coming at you. You see it on a TV screen, it's one thing. You see it at a movie theater, that's something else. When that thing's coming at you 70 feet high and 180 feet long, now that looks like a tank.
We are in a situation where we can have a developing backup quarterback because of the excellence of Tony Romo. We can have that behind him. To me, that's what you're ideally striving for.
We in the NFL unquestionably are in sports and competition, but we're also in entertainment, and that's the entertainment capital of the world. It just bowls you over when you see the opportunity in L.A.
I can tell you, I grew up with great coaching, and it had nothing to do with sports. I had great parents. I really got some great input from there. They were entrepreneurial, middle-class business people.
When it's the caliber of fight that Canelo Alvarez and Liam Smith is, that's a big deal, and what I've tried to do since we built this stadium is have the great sport events.
One thing that we've invested a lot of in, that we all live by, is the power of the commissioner.
It's free of hip dialing. You can have some pretty confidential conversations and not get overheard by the camera man by talking into this flip phone.
You wouldn't want to see the size of the check that I would write if it would for sure get the Dallas Cowboys a Super Bowl.
I paid more for the Dallas Cowboys than anyone prior than that had ever paid to get involved in sports. But I wanted to be a part of the future of the Dallas Cowboys.
The question of many college quarterbacks is can they operate in the pro game, in the pro system. Can they not only function under the early, especially with our game, but can they do it efficiently?
Television has always been our No. 1 competition. But I know firsthand that you can create an experience you can't get on television. I also know that the social experience has an appeal.
Sports gives us the grandest opportunity of all to talk about reaching down and helping up or getting on somebody else's shoulders.
I never had naming rights at Texas Stadium.
When I look back on my life, I overpaid for my big successes every time. And when I tried to get a bargain, get it a little cheaper or get a better deal on it, I ended up usually either getting it and not happy I got it. Or missing it.
For me, I think that, certainly, the fact that Las Vegas has a gambling aspect to it is far overshadowed by the entertainment value, if you will, family appeal, that you have, the convention appeal. So it does not have disfavor with me, in my opinion, relative to being an NFL city.
If we had picked Manziel, he'd guarantee our relevance for 10 years.
But if you look at teams that want to share more revenues, they're teams that don't have a lot on the table. They've long since not had any serious investment in their team.
Risk takes on a lot of different forms, be it financial, the draft slot, something physical.
Only 7 percent of NFL fans have ever been inside an NFL stadium.
The only way to break out is to gamble - take a chance with that first pick if you wanna dramatically improve your team.