ATLANTA — Before the game Jerry Jones waited. The Dallas Cowboys owner likes to talk, enjoys a get-together, and not far away on the field was Arthur Blank, who owns the Atlanta Falcons.
When it comes to etiquette among billionaires, it is customary for the owner of the home team to greet and wish good fortune to his visiting owner. And so on the field Sunday afternoon, Jones waited.
Blank never approached. No greetings, no good fortune, no get-together.
Hours later, Jones seemed more surprised than miffed.
“That’s rare,” he said after his Cowboys were walloped, 27-7, by Blank’s Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the NFL’s most lavish stadium since Jones opened ATT Stadium in 2009. “I’ve had games where I didn’t visit for whatever reason, but it’s rare.”
Jones seemed surprised by Blank’s cold shoulder, but he shouldn’t have been. In the past few months, Jones has staged an uprising to halt a new contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell, forced his way onto the league’s compensation committee as an ad hoc member, threatened to sue the very league in which he owns one of 32 franchises, was effectively fired from that ad hoc committee position, and had his attorney suggest in writing that Blank — the Falcons owner is chairman of the compensation committee and the
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