Netflix is prepping to bring a new sports docuseries to its video collection covering the epic career of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
After a recent bidding war between the streaming giant, ESPN, and Amazon, a pending $50 million deal between the NFL and Netflix is soon slated to be cemented, as reported by Puck News. That’s almost three times as much as Jerry Jones paid for the Cowboys back in 1989.
As a collaboration between the NFL, Skydance Sports, and the Jones family, the new docuseries features the longtime owner of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones in ten info-packed episodes. The series will follow his lengthy career netting the Cowboys three Super Bowl wins, and growing the team into one of the most valuable sports franchises spanning 14 years and, as of last year, turned the Cowboys into an $8 billion juggernaut.
Under the ownership of Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys became the first team to earn three titles in four years. Since winning their last Super Bowl in 1996, the team has been in the postseason playoffs eleven times. In total, the Dallas Cowboys have earned three NFC championships and 12 NFC division championships.
The series was announced back in May and is said to include never before seen footage and interviews with big-name players such as quarterback Troy Aikman, wide receiver Michael Irvin, and running back Emmitt Smith. There are certainly more surprises in store for audiences, who will have to wait until the docuseries release to get the full story.
Although Netflix has yet to enter the world of live-streaming sports, the streaming service has been expanding its sports documentaries for some time now. If this deal goes through, it will be one of the biggest investments in sports entertainment Netflix has undertaken yet.
There is no word yet on when the deal will be finalized nor when Netflix plans to debut its tribute to Jerry Jones.