Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones doesn't sound like he's reading from the NFL's script when it comes to the topic of adding another game on Thursday night.
“We could easily have a doubleheader on Thursday,"Jones told Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Daily. "I don’t think that is out of the realm of thought, we haven’t set up how we will do it."
Kaplan also reported that the 71-year-old owner of the Cowboys "replied affirmatively to a question about whether the NFL was discussing the doubleheader concept."
Such a response would seem to contradict the comments made by NFL spokesmen Greg Aiello and Brian McCarthy after the the Wall Street Journal reported that the league is considering adding another game on Thursday night.
Haven't even discussed it. RT @NFLprguy Wondering where idea of Thursday night doubleheader came from? So are we. We haven't considered it.
— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) October 16, 2013
Citing an unnamed source familiar with the NFL's strategy, Matthew Futterman, Shalini Ramachandran of the Journal reported earlier this week that the NFL was considering a doubleheader due to the NFL Network's poor viewership of "Thursday Night Football."