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Jerry Jones Rewards Himself With $250 Million Superyacht in Wake of Dallas Cowboys’ Surprise Comeback Season

That Amari Cooper Trade Looks Good Enough to Demand a 'Little' Splurge


Jerry Jones is having a very good run. His initially much-ridiculed trade for Amari Cooper saved the Dallas Cowboys season — and now his Boys are a Saturday night upset away from playing for a trip to the Super Bowl. These are definitely the best of times for the NFL’s most famously bombastic owner.

You could even say this billionaire general manager deserves a reward. And Jerry Jones bought himself one. Boy, did he ever.

J0nes recently received delivery of a $250 million superyacht that boasts two helipads, its own on-board gym, a steam room and a plunge pool. Yes, this ship is a little better than what Gilligan and the gang took on that three-hour cruise. Jones’ new yacht measures in at a whopping 357 feet long.

Yes, his boat is bigger than yours. And then some.

The 76-year-old Jones sweetly (and wisely) named the superyacht Bravo Eugenia in homage to his wife Eugenia Jones, who goes by Gene. The ship has plenty of room for Jones’ extended family and famous friends — with a capacity for 14 guests and 30 crew members. No word yet on whether Chris Christie has been invited on a voyage so the two can reenact that famously awkward celebration.

Jones’ new superyacht is one of the largest that Oceanco, the Netherlands company that built it, has ever produced. Designer Pascale Reymond of Reymond Langton crafted the interiors of the ship to center them around light woods, signature furniture pieces and the bespoke art pieces of the famous art loving Dallas couple.

When you already own the most valuable sports franchise in the world, your team plays in Jerry World (less famously known as AT&T Stadium these days) and you have your own Frisco wonderland, you need to look to the water for the next frontier.

After defying all NFL logic and trading a first round pick for Cooper — and winning beyond big on the deal — it’s all been smooth sailing for Jerry Jones recently. So much for former Cowboys great Troy Aikman’s national TV rant on the organization needing a complete overhaul.

“I think a big part of doing things with the desire to excel is to show them,” Jones told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when asked about his critics. “I think that’s a major motivating factor, to show them. I think the way sports and football is — it just gives you a chance when people say ‘I don’t like that move, that’s not smart.’ I like this stuff.”

He also likes big boats. Who doesn’t? Now, Jerry just hopes he won’t have time to go on a long voyage until after a certain big game in Atlanta on February 3.

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