Dallas and Tampa Mayors Bet on Playoffs


Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor | Images by City of Dallas and City of Tampa

Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor have made a friendly wager over Monday’s upcoming Super Wild Card playoff game between the Cowboys and the Buccaneers in Tampa.

Dubbed the “Tiff’s Treats Throwdown,” the winner of the bet will receive 500 boxes (about $10,000 worth) of cookies from popular bakery Tiff’s Treats, which has several locations in the Dallas area and recently opened a brand-new spot around Tampa.

The cookies will be given to charities or other community organizations. If Dallas wins, Johnson plans to give them to first responders and the children of Dallas. If Tampa wins, Castor intends to give them to her city’s frontline workers.

“I can’t wait to deliver sweet, winning booty to our City of Tampa frontline workers. They are out there 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year keeping our city running,” Castor said.

“The Tiff’s Treats Throwdown is a fun way to unite our cities, and I have no doubt that the Buccaneers will bring home the win. A big thank you to Tiff’s Treats for their delicious cookies and support in this friendly wager.”

“The Cowboys have put together a terrific season, and the City of Dallas and all of Cowboys Nation is excited for our team to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the greatest quarterback of all time — with hot, fresh cookies on the line,” Johnson stated.

“I also want to thank my good friend Mayor Jane Castor for participating in this fun wager, and I want to thank Tiff’s Treats for baking in higher stakes for this game. Go, Cowboys!”

The quarterback Johnson alluded to is future Hall-of-Famer Tom Brady, who has not lost to the Cowboys in the seven times they met throughout his career.

Dallas and Tampa played each other to open the season on Sunday Night Football in Week One. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a significant injury, and Tampa won 19-3 behind its rushing offense.

The two mayors previously made a friendly bet on the 2020 Stanley Cup Finals between the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Tampa won the series in six games, and Castor received local craft beer, Texas brisket, and Sweet Connie’s candy apples from the State Fair of Texas, courtesy of Johnson.

If Dallas had won, Castor would have sent Johnson cigars, Cuban bread, and local craft beer.

The Cowboys and Buccaneers will play on Monday, January 16, at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN and ABC.

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15 days ago

Eric Johnson, we don’t you in Dallas if you’re going to give accolades like greatest quarterback to Tom Brady. He’s a Belichek trained liar and cheat!

15 days ago

Eric Johnson is NOT the mayor of Arlington. Cowboys have never been from Dallas and Are Not even in Dallas county any more. Get With program. The Cowboys are in Arlington, Tx. Tarrant county. Home of the real cowboys.

Reply to  Allan
15 days ago

Allan, the original team actually was in Dallas. Briefly. They played at the Cotton Bowl before moving to Irving, TX. The original name of the team was the Dallas Steers. Name was changed later to Cowboys.