Dallas Cowboys’ Jerry Jones: The Owner, the GM

December 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There is no doubt that Jerry Jones is not just the most visible owner in the National Football League but in all of professional sports. This has been the case since he bought the franchise in February of 1989 and immediately began making waves.
For some, the unceremonious firing of the legendary Tom Landry was inexcusable and I have to agree. Nonetheless, Jones made every effort to make that situation right by repeatedly pursuing Landry’s willingness to enter the Ring of Honor at Texas Stadium. Eventually this happened and at some point we have to let go and assume that those two made their peace.
A known risk taker, Jones has taken more than his share of risks, starting with the purchase of the Dallas Cowboys to begin with. He followed that action by firing Landry and bringing in Jimmy Johnson as head coach from the University of Miami. Sure, Johnson had won a national championship in 1987 but what indication did Jones have at the time that this would translate into s...

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