FRISCO (105.3 THE FAN) – Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ echoing of the NFL claim that Thursday night football and other short-week revenue grabs aren’t “inordinately challenging, physically, for the players” seems to me to be preposterous on its surface.
“We’ve been playing on Thursdays with short weeks and long weeks ever since I’ve been involved in the NFL,’’ Jones’ said Tuesday to “Shan & RJ” on 105.3 The Fan. “Nothing, not one shred of statistics, show it to be a disadvantage, show it to be inordinately challenging physically for the players. … We (the Cowboys, by virtue of an annual Thanksgiving involvement) are the poster child of playing on Thursday and as a result, what it does to the demand for players being rested or being healthy.”
And what does it do, exactly? And how could we ever prove what it does or does not do, exactly?
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