Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson are more lovey-dovey than Hatfields-McCoys nowadays.
When Jones purchased the Dallas Cowboys, he declared that Jimmy Johnson was worth five No. 1 picks. A few years later, he proclaimed that 500 coaches could have won the team’s second of back-to-back Super Bowls with the players in place.
Now Jones is considering letting Johnson into the Dallas Cowboys’ Ring of Honor. Here’s what Jones recently told ESPN:
ESPN: “Jerry, how would you describe your relationship now with Jimmy?
Jerry Jones: “We recently had a 25-year reunion of our Super Bowl teams. We had a great time together. As we sit right here today I think we’re in as good a shape with our relationship as we’ve ever been.”
ESPN: “Will we see him in the Ring of Honor?”
Jerry Jones: “I think we don’t want to make an announcement, but don’t dismiss it.”
That’s a complete 180-degree turn from what he told ESPN three years ago when he said, “I don’t have plans for Jimmy to be in the Ring of Honor. The criteria that I’m interested in have more to the guys that were on the field making the plays.”
Last August, Jones said on Sportsradio KTCK-AM (1310) and FM (96.7) The Ticket what many fans have probably thought at one point or another:
“I lost my tolerance for a lot of things I probably should have tolerated,” he said on the show. “I probably should have had a little more tolerance with Jimmy Johnson. Seriously.”
In the ESPN video, Jones mentioned the 25-year reunion of the Super Bowl teams. Here’s what he told SportsDay’s David Moore at the event about how he viewed his relationship with Johnson:
“Yes, it is good with Jimmy Johnson,”…
click here to read the rest of this story