Details of the deal became public on Saturday, revealing that he has bought the rights to the most prized NFL games - the NFC includes the past nine Super Bowl winners - and the 1997 Super Bowl for dollars 130m ( pounds 89.6m) a year more than the rival CBS was willing to spend.
Dallas Cowboys, the defending Super Bowl champions, clinched a play-off place on Saturday with a 28-7 win against the New York Jets. Their quarterback, Troy Aikman, threw for 252 yards and connected with Michael Irvin for two touchdowns. Dallas improved to 10-4 and moved within a half game of the first-place New York Giants in the NFC East. They meet in the final week of the season.
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