LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Could the city of Los Angeles be getting at least one NFL team?
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apparently thinks so: he told reporters at the Cowboys training camp in Oxnard last weekend that the league’s return to L.A. is “closer than ever,” according to NFL.com.
Jones, a California native, said a move for at least one NFL team could be “imminent.”
“It’s more imminent than any time since we haven’t had a team in Los Angeles,” Jones told NFL.com. “And yes, this market is a huge market. It’s a little bit of a black eye for all of us to have had this many years and not had an NFL team in Los Angeles.”
While he wouldn’t speculate on any potential teams that may be considering the move, Jones downplayed the possibility of league expansion.
“There won’t be any expansion, so it will be teams that move,” he said.
CBS2 Sports Director Jim Hill reported last month that league sources believe former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt’s involvement with any deal could hinder efforts to bring back pro football to the city.