On Thursday, Eric Johnson, Dallas mayor, stated boldly that he believes Dallas should host two NFL teams, if expansion is on the horizon. He reacted to a hypothetical Tweet from CBS and sparked a huge reaction across the region and country.
Eric Johnson uses population data and other success stories to argue for an additional NFL franchise joining the Dallas Cowboys.
“The answer is Dallas,” posted Johnson. “Why? We are about to pass the Chicago metro and become the No. 3 metro in the U.S., which would make us the largest U.S. metro without two teams. Football is king here. Dallas needs an expansion team and we would be able to sustain two NFL teams better than (Los Angeles) or (New York.)”
Johnson argues for Dallas to have a second NFL team to compete with them in the same manner as the Giants, Jets or Chargers. While those two cities host professional teams in almost every major sports league the United States offers, it is something that few other cities have attempted to do.
Dallas is among the cities that host a team in the NFL. It’s all teams get great fan support during the season and into playoffs. The Dallas Mavericks and FC Dallas have won the most recent championships in 2016, and 2011.
The NFL hosts 32 teams with eight divisions consisting of four teams. However, expansion and relocation have been a part of the NFL’s history. Dallas is keen to present its case, but international expansion has been the focus of the most recent talks since Las Vegas acquired the Raiders.
Multiple rumors suggest that the NFL is considering moving to Mexico City, London, or Toronto. They continue to host games around the globe in the regular season. The most recent announcement was this season, when the Seattle Seahawks announced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers would play in Munich.
It doesn’t matter if league expansion is in the future, but it is clear that Dallas wants to make an impact on the world of sports.