Cowboys executive says franchise made call to remove team name from rebranded AT&T Stadium

Published July 26, 2013

| Associated Press

Dallas Cowboys executive Stephen Jones says it was the franchise's decision to remove the team name from what is now known as AT&T Stadium.

The home field for Dallas was called Cowboys Stadium its first four years, but Jones said Friday the team felt comfortable that the $1.2 billion facility would still be known as the home of the Cowboys.

The team announced the naming rights deal with AT&T on Thursday.

Jones is the chief operating officer and executive vice president in charge of player personnel. He is the son of owner Jerry Jones.

Stephen Jones says the Cowboys "came a long ways" playing in Texas Stadium before moving to Cowboys Stadium in 2009.

He says "in no way" was AT&T pushing to remove "Cowboys" from the stadium name.

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