The man who would have loved to host Super Bowl L or LI in Cowboys Stadium has shown grace and class in response to the news that one of the two games will be played down the road in Houston.
“The presentation was one of the best I’ve ever seen,” Jones tells FOX 26 of the Houston presentation. “So professionally done. They talked about what football meant in Texas.”
Jones also had great things to say about Texans owner Bob McNair.
“Bob McNair came into the league as maybe one of the top four or five owners and has probably elevated himself up to the best one,” Jones said.
It’s a far cry from a dismissive crack Jones made in 2008 about Houston and the Texans.
“The Cowboys have never been about checkered tablecloths and boots and hats,” Jones said at the time. “They’ve been about glitz and glitter. Leave the other stuff to the Houston Texans.”
McNair had no problem with the things Jerry said nearly five years ago.
“I’m not offended by what Jerry said,” McNair said at the time. “I’m glad he knows we’re the Texans. I’m proud to be a Texan and a Houstonian. . . . Houston’s a hardworking city, and the Texans are a hardworking team. I don’t see anything wrong with checkered tablecloths, hats and boots.”
He also doesn’t see anything wrong with Super Bowls. After all, Houston will be hosting its third in 2017. Dallas is stuck at one.