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FOX Could Make Big Move After Troy Aikman's Departure

Dallas Cowboys quarterback legend Troy Aikman.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 22: Fox broadcaster Troy Aikman looks on prior to the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Earlier this offseason, ESPN made headlines when the team landed top free agent Troy Aikman.

Just a few weeks later, the Worldwide Leader found a way to poach Joe Buck from FOX as well. Now, with both of their top talent gone, FOX could reportedly decide to sell.

In a recent conversation with Front Office Sports, one hedge fund founder suggested the network would be consolidating in the lead-up to a sale.

From Front Office Sports:

But parent Fox will save up to $160 million from its bottom line over the next five years by letting the duo walk to rival ESPN. Many companies try to slim down financially prior to a sale.

“The fact that Fox Sports let Joe and Troy walk suggests that they are in cost-cutting mode. If that’s the case, it’s reasonable to guess whether Fox Corp is thinking of selling all of Fox Sports,” said Eric Jackson, founder and president of the EMJ Capital hedge fund.

However, a different source told Front Office Sports that the network could be "losing some weight" before a big purchase.

“When you are selling off assets, you are trying to make yourself more attractive to a buyer or losing some weight so you can purchase something,” the source said.

Will FOX make a sale or retool now that Aikman and Buck are gone?