Cowboys fan and ‘sports nut’ Spezza saw Dallas as a good fit on, off the ice


Jason Spezza is apparently a Dallas Cowboys fan. Well, how about that?

According to an article in Puck Daddy, he’s also a self-professed “sports nut” and there is plenty of professional sporting experiences in Dallas, you know, aside from the National Hockey League’s Stars. So, it seems from that alone that city was a perfect location for the 31-year-old Spezza, who was acquired by the Stars in a trade with the Ottawa Senators in July.

He’s also enjoyed a decent start to the season with the Stars, with 12 points in 13 games, though he is without a point in his last four games. Dallas, too, has hit a rut, without a win since Oct. 24.

That’s a span of six games for a team coming off a playoff appearance last spring.

The Stars and Spezza can change their recent struggles later Saturday, when they host the San Jose Sharks.

“When I was getting traded this was one of the places I identified as being a great fit for me,” Spezza told Puck Daddy. “Now that I’m here I feel like I can help the lineup quite a bit and I think the lineup can help me.”

Spezza is in the final year of a seven-year contract, with an annual cap hit of $7 million, according to Back in July, just days after the trade, Stars general manager Jim Nill said he was “pretty confident” they could re-sign Spezza.

Spezza’s Cowboys play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. As for Saturday, well, the Stars could use a much-needed win and Spezza to get back on the score sheet.