Former Cowboys owner Mark Davis signs deal to join ESPN network

ESPN has confirmed the addition of former Dallas Cowboys owner and former executive Mark Davis to its corporate network.

The deal will take Davis into the top-level network of ESPN’s flagship brand, which will include the league’s flagship programs, the SEC Network, and the College Football Playoff.

ESPN CEO John Skipper said in a statement the addition “underscores ESPN’s continued commitment to creating a strong and global brand for its consumers, partners and partners around the world.”

Davis will join ESPN’s existing network of corporate networks in the U.S. as part of a deal that will also include a partnership with NBCUniversal, the parent company of NBC and NBCSN, which also owns the NFL Network and its flagship network, Sunday Night Football.

ESPN, which has become a prime destination for college football fans since it launched the College GameDay show, also has a strong presence in Canada and Japan.

ESPN’s corporate network will also offer an assortment of sports programming, including ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio, ESPN2 and ESPN Originals.

Davis, who has held the position of executive vice president of sports and international business for ESPN since January, will join the company in a senior role, the company said.

ESPN had previously said that Davis will not serve as an executive producer, and that he will not have a position at ESPN, where he was the network’s senior vice president and director of talent development and acquisitions, in a separate statement.

“Mark Davis has an extraordinary talent for creating and delivering compelling content across the ESPN brand, including our flagship programs on ESPN2.

His leadership of ESPN in the United States and globally will be a great addition to our network and our programming offerings,” Skipper added.

ESPN has a long history of investing in the collegiate sports market, including the creation of the CollegeGameDay show in 2006.

Davis has also produced multiple sports programming including the NBA Playoffs and NCAA Football Playoffs.

He previously was the NFL’s executive vice President of basketball operations.

Davis joined ESPN in January 2015, after spending the previous six years as a member of the Dallas Cowboys’ ownership group.

The Cowboys bought the team in 2007.