Roger Goodell thought he was clever on Thursday.
The loathed NFL commissioner, a yearly victim of relentless booing at the NFL draft, flanked himself with Dallas Cowboys legends for Thursday’s NFL draft. With the draft being held in Dallas’ AT&T Stadium, surely Goodell had found the magic potion to keep the boos away.
“I can’t believe you guys are booing the Cowboys,” Goodell said in response to what sounded like an angry mob.
Fans in Dallas seemed irked, even energized by Goodell’s scheming at Jerry World. Not even Troy Aikman, Roger Staubach and Jason Witten could help the commish.
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