The NFL agent who sold the Dallas Cowboys to the Dallas Mavericks for $4 million this week told CNN he will be “proud” of his team.
Mark Schlerethe agent for NFL players, who played for the team from 1998 to 2011, said Monday that he will “absolutely” retire as a Dallas Cowboys agent.
Schleerthe was the Cowboys’ chief financial officer from 1997 to 2004 and also served as general manager and president of the team.
He served as the team’s general manager from 2005 to 2011 and as its vice president of football operations from 2011 to 2016.
Schleret said Monday on CNN’s “Inside NFL” that he was inspired to sell the Cowboys because the team had been losing money since its inception in 1996.
He said he wanted to get the team out of the “financial black hole” it was in, and the NFL would be “the perfect fit.”
Schlereth also said the Cowboys were looking to make some changes to the roster after losing three Super Bowl titles in a row and three more in a decade to the Seattle Seahawks.
Schlesrethe, who served as an NFL commissioner from 2006 to 2010, said the NFL was in the process of hiring a new general manager to rebuild its roster.
The franchise has been without a general manager since the retirement of Scott Pioli in July 2019.
Schlesrethes departure came after the Cowboys hired Jason Garrett to be their new general and general manager in December 2020.
Schrerethe said that while the team is in a financial hole, the NFL could be a great fit for the Cowboys.
“I think if you’re going to build a football team you have to get into the financial black hole,” he said.
“And I think this organization is in the financial hole.
And if we could get in, I would be proud to be a part of it.”
This is a great organization, and we’ve got a great fan base.
“Schreethe said he believes the Cowboys are going to win a Super Bowl in the future, and that the team has shown “a lot of talent” over the years.
He also said that there is a lot of “great people” within the organization.
Schlrethe is the first person to officially retire as an agent in the NFL since former Chicago Bears agent Dan Bartel and former NFL players Joe DePaola and Eric Winston are both in the final year of their contracts.
The Cowboys have had four new general managers in the last decade: Jerry Jones, Jerry Jones II, Jerry Angelo, and Donald Sterling.
Schlrethes career with the Cowboys ended after the team moved to Los Angeles.
He represented players such as Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Dez Bryant, and Brandon Weeden.