Jerry Jones defends Redskins owner use of Redskins name, calls him a friend


Dallas Cowboys owner told a room full of season ticket holders that he was friends with Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. He went on to say that he did not believe that Snyder was trying to be insensitive in his desire to continue using the Redskins nickname.

“It would be a real mistake — a real mistake — to think Dan, who is Jewish, has a lack of sensitivity regarding anybody’s feelings,” Jones said, via USA Today.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was also at the meeting with fans and chimed in as well.

“I’m confident that he’s listening,” Goodell said. “I’m confident he feels strongly about that name, but he also wants to do the right thing.”

“We want to make sure what we’re doing is not insulting in any way to anybody,” Goodell said. “Again, I think the Redskins have always done this in a way that respects the honor and tradition and the history of Native Americans. And that’s something for them to be proud of.”

While discussion about the Redskins nickname is great anything linking the Cowboys and Redskins owner as friends is not likely to excite either fan base.