The new luxury bus commissioned by the Dallas Cowboys is exactly what you'd expect from the franchise and owner who spent over a billion dollars on a brand new stadium three years ago.
According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, owner Jerry Jones and the Cowboys put down between $1.5 and $2.5 million on a brand new, fully-furnished Prevost Marathon Coach bus. The 45-foot luxury hotel on wheels is being dubbed "The Elegant Lady," a fitting name for a bus with nine flat-screen televisions, three couches and five chairs. It seats 20 passengers comfortably.
The team’s new high-profile acquisition, dubbed “The Elegant Lady,” is scheduled to arrive in Indianapolis on Tuesday for the NFL scouting combine. The Prevost Marathon Coach will be waiting to squire owner Jerry Jones and his staff around town once they arrive by plane.
According to Moore, the team's old bus logged more than two million miles but will remain in service. The new bus will accompany owner Jerry Jones and his staff around Indianapolis for this week's scouting combine.
Among the other features of the bus, which gets less than 10 miles to the gallon:
- 225-gallon gas tank
- Three Blu-ray players
- Full kitchen and bathroom
- Glass-encased display cases
- Stocked coolers
- Marble counters
- Tiffany crystals
Here are some inside pictures of the bus:
The kitchen, showing a refrigerator, sink, microwave and one of the nine televisions.
This area slides out more than a foot on each side when the bus is parked, providing more space. Seating and televisions can be enjoyed on either side.
Luxury defined. Reclining chairs, televisions and table space to work. Oh, and don't forget the famous Cowboys star emblazoned on the floor of the bus.
On this very couch, former Cowboys guard Larry Allen learned of his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
According to USA Today, the Cowboys' bus is likely more expensive than the one President Barack Obama used on the campaign trail in 2011. While Moore didn't receive a sure-fire answer from the team on the new bus's cost, it's conceivable that the Cowboys' version of the Prevost Marathan Coach is on the upper side of the $1.5-2.5 million range.
Obama's armored communication hub was just over $1 million.
Considering the toys Jones already owns, would we really expect anything less from the Cowboys?