New Jersey Governor Chris Christie celebrated with Jerry Jones in the owner’s box when the Cowboys came from behind to defeat the Detroit Lions in Sunday’s wildcard game. So, the Cowboys owner naturally wants New Jersey’s governor with him at Lambeau Field when the Cowboys visit the Green Bay Packers this weekend.
“He’s part of our mojo,” Jones told Dallas’s 105.3 The Fan. “I want him there all the way. I’ll tell you, if he’s got enough mojo to pull this thing out, he ought to be looked at as president of the United States.”
Christie has drawn fire for cheering on America’s Team despite New Jersey hosting to two NFL franchises in the Giants and Jets, and the Philadelphia Eagles attracting the allegiance of other Garden State fans. Jones paid for Christie’s tickets and trip to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, which has also drawn the ire of the governor’s critics. Christie notes that no New Jersey taxdollars funded the trip.
“I don’t know how we in any way can even think about going up there without having him with the way we’re playing and the mojo,” Jones told the radio station. “I know I’m doing everything else the same way I’ve been doing it for several weeks.”
The Cowboys and Packers compete in what appears to be as a replay of sorts of 1967’s famous Ice Bowl that sent Green Bay to the second Super Bowl. Weather.com forecasts the temperatures in Green Bay on Sunday ranging from 5 to 19 degrees. The game kicks off at noon Central time.