Forget a war room. Jerry Jones has a war yacht.
Ahead of the NFL draft, a lot of attention was paid to the home draft setups of league decision makers. Every day, a new photo emerged of a coach or a GM sitting in front of a battery of screens, designed to make you think they were taking this draft more seriously than anybody else.
It’s just a conference call, though. All you need is the list of players you’ve been agonizing over for months, a computer to join the league’s Zoom call and one or maybe two phones to work out trades. You can do it from anywhere. In fact, the majority of coaches and GMs drafted from fairly standard home offices. (Bill Belichick was in the kitchen of his Nantucket vacation home.)
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’s office was far from standard, though. Jones’s office was in his $250 Milion Dollar Yacht!
The ship’s automatic identification system puts it in Miami, docked at Watson Island in Biscayne Bay, where it’s been since March 25.