Odd Trophy Back Up For Grabs Between Cowboys & Chiefs In 2020

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By 105.3 The Fan
DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The little wooden trophy is back up for grabs this preseason. 

The Cowboys and Chiefs will battle for the "Preston Road Trophy" when the two teams meet on Aug. 29 at AT&T Stadium. 

The idea for the trophy came from late Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, who named it after the street where he and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones both lived. 

Hunt's sons, Clark and Dan, joined 105.3 The Fan on Wednesday night to discuss their relationship with Jerry Jones and the the tradition of the trophy. 

"Our favorite thing to do with the Jones family is whenever the Chiefs and Cowboys play each other we're playing for the all-important Preston Road Trophy," said Clark, the Chairman and CEO of the Chiefs. "This was a trophy that our dad came up with because they lived across the street from each other on Preston Road. And he thought it would be fun to have a trophy, and it's the ugliest trophy in all of sports. And (the) least expensive. 

"The two of them had more fun with that while our dad was alive. And we've kept that tradition up. Unfortunately, a couple years ago we had to hand that trophy back, but we've got them on the schedule for a preseason game this year. And the trophy is always up for grabs. It doesn't have to be regular season or Super Bowl. The preseason's good enough and we're going to get it back."

"I was visiting with him and I said, 'You know, it's been so long since I've seen it. I wonder if I could come by and get it and kind of show it to some folks that I'm going to have over at my house,"' Jones said about a conversation between he and Lamar in an interview with the Associated Press in 2013. "And he said, 'You know, I'd be a little uneasy with that.' He said, 'I'll set it up in the window. ... You can drive by and look at it."'

On another occassion, Jones said he recalled a time when the Hunts were being honored at Texas Stadium and Hunt asked if he could borrow the trophy to show off at the dinner. 

"I said, 'Well, I don't know that I'm that comfortable with you -- but his wife, Norma, I said, 'I have a little trust in Norma, so I'm going to draw up an agreement and as long as Norma will have it back by midnight, have her sign it,"' Jones said. "I prepared this elaborate legal agreement and they could pick it up earlier in the day and have it back by midnight."