Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is 70 years old, but he says he’s a long, long way from giving up total control of his team.
Jones, who also serves as the Cowboys’ general manager, told the Dallas Morning News that he’s better at running a football team now than he was when he bought the Cowboys a quarter of a century ago.
“I know more about what I’m doing than hopefully I did 25 years ago,” he said.
Jones said that he had a neurological exam that revealed he has the mind of a much younger man.
“I’ve been told that I have, by CAT scans, that it’s like the brain of a 40-year-old,” Jones said.
In fact, Jones claims that doctors are so impressed by his health that they want to meet him not because he owns the Cowboys, but simply because they’re not accustomed to seeing 70-year-old men in such good shape. He described one such encounter that happened recently.
“The guy really did not know it was me. I was there anonymously,” Jones said. “He said, ‘And so I just wanted to come down. I saw your chart. I know how old you are. That part is really impressive.’”
Others may not be impressed with Jones’s results as an owner and general manager, but Jones sounds impressed with his own health. And Jones believes he’ll be healthy enough to keep running the Cowboys for many years to come.