Or how ‘Boat Them Cowboys?
As the Dallas Cowboys prepare to travel to the Los Angeles Rams for a Saturday playoff game in prime time, word has begun floating around that franchise owner Jerry Jones has purchased a 360-foot yacht for $250 million. Coincidentally, the yacht is the same length as a football field measured from the back of one end zone to the back of the other.
Now $250 million may sound like a lot of money but Jones net worth is estimated to be $6.9 billion by Forbes with his Cowboys, at $5 billion, accounting for a large chunk of that. Think of an average Joe, worth $69,000, dropping about $2,500.
The yacht, however, costs $100 million more than the $150 million Jones anted up for the Cowboys when he bought the debt-ridden team in 1989.
Jones’ yacht, by the way, is valued the same as the one built in 2008 for Qatar prime minister Hamad bin Jaber Al Thani. According to the online magazine, Beautiful Life, the Qatar prime minister’s yacht, the Al Mirqab is only the world’s 12th most-expensive yacht much less than the glitzy No. 1, the $4.5 billion History Supreme owned by an anonymous Malaysian businessman.
But when you are paying your starting quarterback Dak Prescott only enough to count $640,000 against the NFL salary cap this season and will have to boost it considerably in the near future and will have to feed the likes of Ezekiel Elliott’s new mega-deal soon enough, an NFL boss like Jones has to watch his pennies.
For his $250 million, Jones’ yacht reportedly has a pad to land his helicopter, a spa, a gym and a luxurious “beach club.”
There’s room for 14 passengers and a crew of 20. The yacht apparently replaced Jones’ old yacht, the Nirvana, which was a more compact 290 feet long.
The Jones yacht story began floating around on Monday night. The Cowboys confirmed it on Tuesday. Jones was not immediately available for comment.
According to websites in the yacht-know, Jones took delivery of the yacht just before Christmas. It was designed in Italy and built by a British firm. He picked it up in Scandinavia.
The Jones yacht is named Bravo Eugenia for Jones’ wife, Eugenia, better known as Gene. Perhaps NBC, which is dedicated to mentioning Gene’s curating of the art at AT&T Stadium during almost every Cowboys game it broadcasts from there, will add mention and photos of the yacht as well.
Back in the day, Jimmy Johnson, Jones’ one-time coach and nemesis, bought him a boat and christened it Three Rings, for the championships he won at the University of Miami and the Cowboys. Maybe Jones would like to someday re-christen his yacht Four Rings, for four Super Bowl titles on his watch.
Seems like it someday would be a heckuva a place to host a Super Bowl victory party.
More Info: forbes.com