The Last Word: Chris Gannett on How Cowboys-Giants Thrashings Mirror Dallas’ Business Edge over NYC

“Just as the Cowboys’ game plan was executed with discipline, Dallas has meticulously crafted an economic environment that encourages success.”

Chris Gannett
Founder and President
.…on how Dallas has outpaced New York in recent years in both Cowboys-Giants games and business talent, innovation, and economic incentives, via the Dallas Morning News.

Gannett, a former chief marketing officer for “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,”  launched Dallas-based Gannett.Partners to provide leadership coaching, operating advisory services, and strategic capital solutions. A native of Dallas who’s lived in New York, he knows both cities well—and believes things are trending Dallas’ way.

In a guest opinion column for the Dallas Morning News, Gannett pitched the Dallas Cowboys’ September 40-0 thrashing of the New York Giants as a metaphor for “the changing tides in both sports and business” in the two cities. 

“The resounding victory offers a symbolic lens through which to view how the Cowboys have outpaced the Giants in recent years—an outcome that mirrors the ways Dallas’ business landscape has outperformed New York’s in the realm of talent, innovation and economic incentives,” Gannett wrote in the DMN.

By the way, the Cowboys host the Giants this Sunday at 3:25 p.m.—with the ‘Pokes favored by 16.5 points.

You can read more about Gannett—from his career beginnings marketing Dr Pepper/Seven Up to being one of the founding members of Sony Music’s commercial music group—in a D CEO profile here.

For more of who said what about all things North Texas, check out Every Last Word.

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