The NFL has announced that the Dallas Cowboys will face off against the Jacksonville Jaguars in London next season, as one of three games at Wembley Stadium.
NFL announces Cowboys-Jaguars, Dolphins-Raiders, and Lions-Falcons will be the three London games in 2014.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 24, 2013
This is something that Jerry Jones has wanted for a while, and it seems that he’s finally going to get his way. Expanding the Cowboys brand is always at the front of Jones’ mind, and what better way to do that than to play in a different country?
Jacksonville will be the “home team” in London, so Dallas will not lose a home game in 2014.
Here’s Roger Goodell’s statement, in a release from the NFL:
Our fans in the UK continue to demonstrate their passion for more football. Next year for the first time we will play three regular-season games in London. We have scheduled three attractive games with four teams playing in their first International Series game. The growing enthusiasm for the NFL internationally is exciting and we look forward to continuing to respond to this interest in our game.