Gov. Christie to be there for Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' Hall of Fame induction

Friday, August 04, 2017 10:33AM
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, left and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talk before a NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Arlington, Texas (AP Photo/LM Otero)AP
TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Ohio to celebrate Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' entry into the NFL Hall of Fame.

Christie is scheduled to be in Canton on Friday and Saturday to see Jones' induction.

Christie is a lifelong Cowboys fan despite most in New Jersey being fans of two of the Cowboys' biggest rivals: the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles.

He has sat with Jones in his box at many Cowboys games, including an awkward embrace caught on camera when the Cowboys won a rare playoff game in 2015.

The Republican governor is scheduled to leave New Jersey on Friday afternoon. It's not clear if he'll still be in the state when President Donald Trump arrives for the start of a 17-day vacation.

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