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Jerry Jones: I don’t plan to put Jimmy Johnson in Ring of Honor

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Jimmy Johnson, the coach who led the Cowboys to two championships before leaving the team after a falling out with owner Jerry Jones, has said that he has an assurance from Jones that he will eventually be inducted in the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor. Jones apparently doesn’t recall giving Johnson any such assurance.

In an interview on Outside the Lines, Jones became visibly agitated when he was asked about Johnson, and Jones said he has no intention of giving Johnson the Cowboys’ highest honor.

“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,” Jones said.

If the Ring of Honor were solely for Cowboys who had made plays on the field, Jones’s comments would make sense. But former Cowboys coach Tom Landry and former Cowboys G.M. Tex Schramm are both in the Ring of Honor. So why no space for Johnson, who twice hoisted the Lombardi Trophy along with Jones, and whose personnel decisions played a large part in a third Cowboys title after Johnson left the team?

Jones doesn’t have any real answer to that, other than that the decision belongs to Jones, and Jones doesn’t think Johnson is worthy of the Ring of Honor.

“To have that kind of recognition for a coach, I know that’s there, on the other hand, I get to make that decision,” Jones said.

The bottom line is that Jones doesn’t want Johnson getting too much recognition, because Jones wants the credit for those three Cowboys championships in the 1990s. Giving Johnson a permanent place in Jones’s football palace would be a little too much like giving Johnson the credit for building those championship teams. And Jones would rather have that credit for himself.

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135 Responses to “Jerry Jones: I don’t plan to put Jimmy Johnson in Ring of Honor”
  1. censorshipisaliveandwell says: Aug 31, 2014 9:59 AM

    so in other words, Jones is a small, insecure and petty man.

  2. dedicatedhawkfan says: Aug 31, 2014 10:00 AM

    sounds like Jerry

  3. jpaq68 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:01 AM

    Jerry Jones is a narcissistic jerk.

  4. 700levelvet says: Aug 31, 2014 10:02 AM

    The. “Most mediocre franchise in sports”…

  5. tigerlilac says: Aug 31, 2014 10:03 AM

    Jones proves once again it is all about him. Owners like Kraft understand you can’t let personal animosity, especially animosity that arose between strong willed individuals, trump history. That’s why Ty Law is in the Patriots HOF and Logan Mankins will be as well after he retires. I don’t particularly like Jimmy Johnson as a person but he was a great football mind and coach and deserves the honor.

  6. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Aug 31, 2014 10:03 AM

    I hope Jones inducts himself into the ring of honor for posting so many 8-8 seasons. Truly, an incredible feat.

    Best part is that he’ll go up and introduce himself with a funny joke, run back to his chair get up and wave. Walk to the podium and stand in front of it while he shakes his own hands. Then go up and thank himself for giving himself the opportunity to be consistently average for so long.

  7. murabma says: Aug 31, 2014 10:04 AM

    I’m a Bills fan, so JJ’s achievements came at our expense and I’m thus not a huge fan of his, but how the heck can they keep him out of the Ring other than for Jones’s pettiness and vindictiveness. Mind-boggling….

  8. fafaflunky says: Aug 31, 2014 10:04 AM

    what a tool..

  9. rayjay9393 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:04 AM

    clippers found a way, why not cowboys ?

  10. cccpsimian says: Aug 31, 2014 10:05 AM

    Is anyone really surprised by this? Jones’ insecurity, his inability to share the spotlight, and his irresponsible handling of the Cowboys have run that franchise into mediocrity (at best) and consistently right out of the playoffs.

  11. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 31, 2014 10:05 AM

    Lol, what an arrogant, coward this guy is. Typical capitalist.

  12. bullcharger says: Aug 31, 2014 10:08 AM

    Wow. That’s idiotic. Maybe Jimmy will get in to real HOF, then he cen tell this guy to stuff it.

  13. honkerdawg says: Aug 31, 2014 10:09 AM

    Very small very very very petty

  14. tvjules says: Aug 31, 2014 10:09 AM

    No matter how hard he tries to redact history, Jimmy was the reason Jerruh has 3 rings.

  15. jackrabbitz says: Aug 31, 2014 10:10 AM

    If any coach from Dallas should be in the ring, it’s Jimmy Johnson. Not a Dallas fan.

  16. m1st3rjaxsp8z says: Aug 31, 2014 10:10 AM

    johnson did nothing i agree he should not get credit he doesnt deserve

  17. cags777 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:11 AM

    And this is why the Cowboys will never win a Superbowl in Jones’ lifetime. In fact, don’t be shocked if the Cowboys finish below .500 this year.

  18. sumkat says: Aug 31, 2014 10:11 AM

    Last paragraph summed it up perfectly. Everyone who has ever paid attention to football knows that Johnson built those teams in Dallas. His player, his philosophy, his system. Even the 3rd they won was only because the roster was still all of Johnson’s players. Jones will never admit that, and wants people to believe (and probably believes himself), that he was the driving factor behind those teams

    Jones is a good, not great owner. He has no problem spending money, if anything, he loves doing it. Exactly what you want in an owner. But he also wants the story to be about him as much as about the Cowboys. Exactly what you don’t want in an owner

    However, he is probably the worst GM in the history of the NFL, and seems to be getting worse year after year

  19. nomoreseasontix says: Aug 31, 2014 10:12 AM

    He’s the best NFL nut case this side of Al Davis…

  20. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Aug 31, 2014 10:12 AM

    Jerry is all about loyalty, and, right or wrong, Jerry feels Jimmy betrayed him.

    Jerry has not been stellar as a GM in the post-Jimmy era, but, to be fair, he has also not been atrocious. Given the zero sum nature of wins and losses, a .500 record puts him right at the median of GMs over a large sample size.

    Jerry is very human, figuratively speaking. He has passion, and is loquacious, ballsy, very generous and full of spirit. But Jerry’s also clearly carrying a deep wound he believes Jimmy played a major, if not entire, role in creating.

    If I’m Dallas fan (or a fan of any other team for that matter), I cringe that some guy can accumulate wealth, buy a team and just make himself essentially “un-fire-able” for the indefinite future.

    Jerry has been the GM for a quarter century and counting, with no end in sight, and appears to have it set for his son to take the reigns somewhere down the road.

    The Jones family may be running that team our grandchildren’s grandchildren are going into senior care. That has to be tough for the proud Cowboy Nation after so much amazing success from the mid-60’s to the mid-90’s.

    That stated, I find Jerry to be likable, admirable and charming. But even though Jerry may be a good guy, it would be hard to not want more results out of your GM — and that fact the GM is “un-fire-able” has to be chilling, depressing, frustrating to many who love the team with the star on the side of the helmet.

  21. russrpm says: Aug 31, 2014 10:12 AM

    This is about two egomaniacs: Jones, who is desperate for everyone to acknowledge that he was an integral part of those championship teams, and Johnson, who can’t stand to share even a bit of the glory with him. The sad part is that neither has had much success without the other, and that no one sees that the most important part of putting those teams together was that there was no salary cap. If they needed a player, they went and got him. Johnson couldn’t do that in Miami, and had a mediocre team, and the Cowboys’ record speaks for itself.

  22. jeffcamden12 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:13 AM

    Jerry Jones has a case of little man syndrome.

  23. El Pollo Loco says: Aug 31, 2014 10:13 AM

    I hear Jerry is going to annually induct himself every year.If he could he’d change the Cowboys to the Dallas Jerry’s and his face would replace the star at midfield.

  24. nesby2 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:13 AM

    What a ungrateful & jealous bastard!! If not for Jimmy the Cowboys would be the Cleveland Browns literally! Jerry is the definition of a piece of s#it human being.

  25. kd75 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:13 AM

    What a tool…

  26. gargamelsmentor says: Aug 31, 2014 10:13 AM

    And knowing that Jimmy rents space in your head Jerry, makes Jimmy smile cheek-to-cheek.

  27. camdenyard says: Aug 31, 2014 10:14 AM

    It’s hilarious that this narcissist is taken seriously by anyone.

  28. lehooper says: Aug 31, 2014 10:14 AM

    Jerry Jones is a idiot!

  29. flashdeath says: Aug 31, 2014 10:14 AM

    And as long as JJ wants to appear larger than life the Dallas Cowboys will be low functioning team. I can live with that.

  30. sonofsamadams says: Aug 31, 2014 10:15 AM

    Jones is my second favorite GM in football because I know the Cowboys will never threaten my team as long as he’s making the personnel decisions.

  31. baltimoremikeg says: Aug 31, 2014 10:16 AM

    Jerry Jones, you truly become more pathetic to the world every day.

  32. vikesr4reel says: Aug 31, 2014 10:17 AM

    Give Jimmy the respect he rightfully deserves.
    Jerry gets credit for hiring him.
    Put the egos to rest already..

  33. 44mpo says: Aug 31, 2014 10:17 AM

    Jimmy Johnson is a blowhard. Highly over rated. Just ask any Dolphins fan of which I am not one.
    I’d like to see Jones put former Vikings GM Mike Lynn in the ring. He’s the one who made that early 90’s cowboys team possible.

  34. sterling7 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:19 AM

    As a football fan and a student of football Jimmy Johnson one of the most underrated coaches of all time and definitely in league with Vince Lombardi-Jerry Jones not so much, not even in the same universe. No one thinks of Jerry Jones like Jerry Jones does.

  35. 6ball says: Aug 31, 2014 10:21 AM

    As Bill Parcells once said, ” you are what your record says you are. * Jimmy has his record. Jerry too.

  36. malikh01 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:21 AM

    I’m a Cowboys fan…..and you wonder why they will never win another championship as long as he’s in the mix

  37. bigjim50010 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:23 AM

    It would be one thing is Johnson was an unproven coach who was promoted to the NFL. He made those teams at the U as he did in Dallas.

    He knows how to build a team and it has shown in two different formats.

    It is and will ever be, Jerry’s party and he hand writes the invites.

  38. justafan2014 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:23 AM

    People are still interested in cowboy?

  39. alaskazz says: Aug 31, 2014 10:23 AM

    As long as the Redskins continue to give up their future for Mediocre QBs and Jerry continues to run the Cowboys, things will be okay. I couldn’t be happier.

  40. 87hollywoodhorn says: Aug 31, 2014 10:24 AM

    Jerry Jones would get invited to the players hater ball. For having a ring of honor, and not letting anybody in.

  41. holdsteady76 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:25 AM

    The more I learn about Jerry’s character the more I think him and Manziel were made for each other. Neither have a shred of humility, and both the largest egos in Texas (which is really saying something). I can’t believe he passed him up, and still think JFF ends up a Cowboy someday.

    As to Jimmy Johnson – he has more football knowledge in his pinky than Jerry could ever hope to have.

  42. bworacle says: Aug 31, 2014 10:27 AM

    Jerry doesn’t want a constant reminder of what a failure he’s been since his ego got in the way and fired Jimmy.

  43. rg3andthensome says: Aug 31, 2014 10:29 AM

    Cowboys always looking for attention and media coverage.

  44. seatownballers says: Aug 31, 2014 10:30 AM

    Fans of the other 31 teams wish you a long healthy life Jerry

  45. patrick33706 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:30 AM

    Honor lies in honest work ….. can Jerry Jones really deny Jimmy Johnson because of his own vanity? The worst deluded are the self-deluded. It’s not too late to right a wrong.

  46. ocdn says: Aug 31, 2014 10:31 AM

    Reason #436 to dislike Jones.

  47. citizenstrange says: Aug 31, 2014 10:31 AM

    He should at least put Barry Switzer in though. Switzer was the original Mike Tomlin but with a better winning percentage.

  48. The Almighty Cabbage says: Aug 31, 2014 10:32 AM

    This is just one more sad commentary on Jerry Jones’ pettiness. Switzer only won the little that he did by riding Johnson’s coattails.

    How good a coach was Jimmie Johnson? Well, he was good enough to run Tom Landry AND Don Shula out of their jobs and that’s some elite-level talent when it comes to coaching.

  49. riggo08 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:32 AM

    While Jones had a not of success in his first ten years owning the team, it has been going on 20 since their glory days. While Johnson did not coach as long nor has the mystique around him that Landry did he deserves to be in the ROH — he was as much the architect as anyone. Johnson, Aikman, Smith and Irvin will all go down as Cowboys legends in any Cowboys fan’s mind!

  50. moerawn says: Aug 31, 2014 10:33 AM

    Jimmy should be glad. Let Jones ruin the team all by himself.

  51. eaglesfan290 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:35 AM

    Jerry still can’t deal with the fact his college room mate was better at the business of running a football team than he ever will be!

    The Cowboys are in large part worth what they are worth, built on the foundation of what Jimmy built………………..Jerry has been riding on those coat tails for years. Well that and peddeling his “America’s Team” line.

    Jerry is more interested in running it like, sell everything and anything football just gets them in the door and puts it on TV.

    He did do a nice job on the Stadium gotta give him credit for that.

  52. greengoldandbold says: Aug 31, 2014 10:35 AM

    Now that my friends is what money does to the ego. I don’t particularly care for either Jimmy or Jerry, but taking a team to 2 super bowl victorys is important stuff. Mike Holmgren is NOT in the ring of honor at Lambeau but we did name a street in the stadium district after him as a courtesy.
    I think Jerry should have said nothing. What he did say sounds like sour grapes.

  53. beattention says: Aug 31, 2014 10:35 AM

    Jones owns the team and is never going to put others in the limelight ahead of himself. He feels the power and puts himself as almost a god. If he was around during the hayday of Rome he would be another Nero.

  54. mightbegoingtohellforthis says: Aug 31, 2014 10:35 AM

    He is already there in the minds of most NFL fans.

  55. justintuckrule says: Aug 31, 2014 10:36 AM


  56. gobuxfla says: Aug 31, 2014 10:36 AM

    And Jerry deserves to never win another Super Bowl ever again as long as he owns the Cowpukes.

  57. jbeagles23 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:36 AM

    Yup Jerry, you’ve been doing amazing without jimmy. The delusion is proven year after year running the plug romo out there. You have Garett as your head coach just because he’d never question anything you say

  58. thelastpieceofcheese says: Aug 31, 2014 10:36 AM

    Jimmie Johnson’s colossal failure in Miami clearly shows that personnel decisions were Jerry’s.

  59. pizzasaurus says: Aug 31, 2014 10:38 AM

    Well, it’s Jones’ Ring of Honor and he can keep Jimmy Johnson out if he wants. He can also take out Roger Staubach and Emmitt Smith and put in his mother-in-law and his plastic surgeon.

    However, nothing’s going to change the fact that the Cowboys won their 3 ’90s Super Bowls because of Jimmy Johnson – if Johnson had never left the Canes, the Cowboys would only have the 2 Super Bowl trophies Tom Landry got them and the 49ers would probably have 7 Super Bowl trophies at this point.

  60. patriots123456 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:40 AM

    The only ring Jerry Jones belongs in is a circus ring.

    Johnson deserves a place in the ring…

  61. pgilbert15303 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:43 AM

    Jerry, If you are not going to put Johnson in the ring for excellence, then may I suggest you turn it to the ring of mediocrity? Then you can add the Ginger and GM.

  62. mcmccii says: Aug 31, 2014 10:44 AM

    Johnson is the only reason you won a championship, you bitter old fool.

  63. ftcsubs says: Aug 31, 2014 10:44 AM

    he is so delusional about his knowledge of how to build a team. he and Snyder are great for each other. what he ought to be doing is self reflection and say I suck at this. a smart leader knows his own limitations and gets the best he can get to fill in for his Inadequacies. he should be saying I haven’t won one in almost 20 years, what was the difference, ohh yeah I wasn’t making the decisions then. this is why they will continue to be 8-8 or worse, because he wants the next splash player and not interested in making a team

  64. drewzducks says: Aug 31, 2014 10:46 AM

    He’s saving that space for his plastic surgeon.

  65. douchebigelow says: Aug 31, 2014 10:47 AM

    Jerry will never hoist another Lombardi

  66. martin492013 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:52 AM

    Jerry Jones is a loser plain and simple and this kind of stuff proves it.

  67. broncostevenp says: Aug 31, 2014 10:52 AM


  68. sportswright says: Aug 31, 2014 10:54 AM

    Jerry Jones is a joke.

  69. bonnovi says: Aug 31, 2014 10:55 AM

    What a jerk.

  70. logicalvoicescowboybrother says: Aug 31, 2014 10:56 AM

    All this JJ hate make me laugh ~ who paid for these players? Who gave Jimmy a job in the first place? How well did Jimmy do with out the backing of Jerry Jones ? SMH ~ false idol

  71. simplesimon1 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:59 AM

    Looking at the Cowboys schedule this year. Aside from a game vs St Louis, which with Bradford out now becomes an easier game for the Cowboys, and a split against a terrible looking Giants team, I see no wins for this team this year. Here’s a question. If the Cowboys don’t win more than a couple games this year can we finally put Jerry Jones in the Matt Millen category? He’s terrible.

  72. junemary1234 says: Aug 31, 2014 11:00 AM

    Jerry Jones has proven he doesn’t know how to run a team. I am pretty sure I could do a better job than him. All Jones hires is “yes” men. It’s sad many Texans can’t bring themselves to even watch the Cowgirls anymore. He has ruined America’s team. Sadly he doesn’t give a flip.

  73. steelcurtainn says: Aug 31, 2014 11:03 AM

    Its like two little girls arguing in the school yard. Its great! Let the failed seasons continue.

  74. bullcharger says: Aug 31, 2014 11:04 AM

    Keep losing Jerry and eventually you will be run outta town.

  75. jollyjoker2 says: Aug 31, 2014 11:06 AM

    Everytime this guy brings his ring of honor up as some type of personal kingdom achievement….- the press needs to tweek JJ. I would love to see him go off every once in awhile.

  76. scott8nj says: Aug 31, 2014 11:07 AM

    I give Jones credit for one move, hiring Jimmy Johnson. Letting him go was criminally stupid. Then hiring a buffoon to replace him was idiocy times two.

  77. roylp says: Aug 31, 2014 11:09 AM

    There isn’t a day that doesn’t go bye that Jerry isn’t saying something to the media. I mean how much attention does this guy need.

  78. ningenito78 says: Aug 31, 2014 11:09 AM

    Reason 64,725 why Cowboy fans should just realize they are screwed for eternity.

  79. ronniethec says: Aug 31, 2014 11:13 AM

    I have been a Cowboys fan since Dandy Don was quarterback. Jones is by far the worst owner, the biggest buffoon, the biggest jerk and #1 ego maniac in all of sports. The Boys will never, EVER see success as long as Jones and his son are involved. And that is just fine with me because I, along with so many other Cowboys fans, just don’t care anymore.

  80. watchfullhose says: Aug 31, 2014 11:16 AM

    What a small man

  81. deacon85 says: Aug 31, 2014 11:16 AM

    Hey Adrian Peterson, any second thoughts about telling Jerry you want to play for the Cowboys?

  82. hawkstradamus says: Aug 31, 2014 11:20 AM

    And what have you done without him Jerry? Don’t mention the Barry Switzer one either, we all know it was the ghost of Jimmy that one that one.

  83. steelgrave says: Aug 31, 2014 11:24 AM

    What Jones can have credit for is causing the Cowboys to lose a shot at four straight Super Bowl wins. Cry as he might, credit for those three Super Bowls will always belong to Jimmy Johnson. Jones is the only person in Cowboyland who doesn’t seem to realize that.

  84. restorativejusticeprogram says: Aug 31, 2014 11:26 AM

    Jerry Jones is the greatest GM and owner in the league. If you have any doubts, just ask Jerry Jones.

  85. drudema says: Aug 31, 2014 11:28 AM

    Jerry blows.

  86. spacealbatross says: Aug 31, 2014 11:29 AM

    I love the guy who said they will “probably” finish below .500. Ha, They had an all-time worst defense and then they lost the top players off that sad defense so its more like that will prob finish below .250

  87. haaseline says: Aug 31, 2014 11:33 AM

    I love listening to losers who didn’t make the lucky sperm club….look in the mirror at some of your own selfish decisions… or if you are spiritual…take the spike out brothers!!!

  88. mytor1962 says: Aug 31, 2014 11:35 AM

    Just think plowboy fans, if this idiot could have kept his ego in check, your boys might have won 2 or 3 more during the glory days. Shoot, Switzer was even able to win one with Jimmy’s team before he screwed it all up in typical Switzer fashion. The doughboys will continue to be bad as long as the geezer is making football decisions.

  89. woodson28 says: Aug 31, 2014 11:40 AM

    As a Cowboys fan, this constant Jerry Jones barrage of news is making me sick. What we are clearly dealing with here is a man going senile, and the media eating it up with a silver spoon. Much like the NFL should have stepped in and demand that Al Davis not be involved in football decisions, we have now reached that point with Jerry. Between the bathroom pics, Orton/Ratliff, the Adrian Peterson situation, and now these rantings of an old bitter man, he should not be in the position of making any decisions that are impacting a football team and by proxy the careers of all of his employees.

  90. tigerlilac says: Aug 31, 2014 11:42 AM

    Alas, despite his failings, the Cowboys are the highest valued franchise in the NFL and that is what Jerry cares about first and foremost.

  91. pnut87 says: Aug 31, 2014 11:47 AM

    I’m a Giants fan, and I’m offended by this.

  92. kj777 says: Aug 31, 2014 11:51 AM

    This is proof that personal grudges die hard.

  93. kingpel says: Aug 31, 2014 11:54 AM

    Jimmy Johnson brought championships to Dallas.

  94. djshnooks says: Aug 31, 2014 11:59 AM

    Worst owner in sports.

    He doesn’t deserve those titles.

    Ralph Wilson did.

  95. larams2016 says: Aug 31, 2014 12:15 PM

    At least Jerry can judge talent. Stick with Romo for another 10 years. LOL!

  96. worldsgreatestbearsfan says: Aug 31, 2014 12:24 PM

    Neil O’Donnell had more to do with the Cowboys getting the 3rd Super Bowl than Jerry Jones.

  97. tkap1492 says: Aug 31, 2014 12:40 PM

    What a Jerk, it was Jimmy’s teams that last won anything for the ‘Boys. I think most Cowboy fans would just wish he would go back to AR. Proves having the money doesn’t always mean anything. A once great ball club has passed its days.

  98. gammynomnom says: Aug 31, 2014 12:41 PM

    Jimmy Johnson quit. There is no honor for quitters.

  99. cobirdsfan says: Aug 31, 2014 12:47 PM

    I’m the furthest thing from being a cowboys fan, but you’ve got to give Jimmy Johnson the credit, being the head coach, for three consecutive Super Bowl wins.

    Every single NFL fan who can appreciate the history of the game knows this.

  100. stainlessstill says: Aug 31, 2014 12:59 PM

    Jerry Jones is the reason why Dallas will never amount to anything ever again. The star has now become the Cowboys only relevancy. Without it, within’ this decade, they are no more accomplished than the Jacksonville Jaguars of the league.

  101. realfootballfan says: Aug 31, 2014 1:04 PM

    It’s certainly been working out great for you since you essentially fired Johnson in the middle of perhaps the most dominating run for a team in the modern NFL. The Cowboys are exactly .500 since 1996, lol. The Cowboys, from America’s team to the definition of mediocrity.

  102. austindudero says: Aug 31, 2014 1:11 PM

    Could there be a more petty, small-minded, deny-the-truth billionaire NFL owner than Jerry Jones?

  103. austindudero says: Aug 31, 2014 1:13 PM

    As a cowboys fan, I have to wonder how many super bowls we left on the table, simply because Jerry ran Johnson off. Maybe zero… maybe more?

  104. silasdogood1 says: Aug 31, 2014 1:15 PM

    A long time Dallas resident, I was at the game when Landry, after 10 years of having nothing to do with Jones and the Cowboys, agreed to be inducted into the Ring of Honor. Many legends, Ring of Honor and HOF recipients were on the dais, including Roger Staubach. As each spoke the cheers grew louder. Then, as Jerry step forward to present Landry the boos were so loud as to drown out everything he said. To this day Dallas still considers him a punch line.

  105. yesrowntreeyesgrosvener says: Aug 31, 2014 1:23 PM

    Jones is no different than guys like Richard Sherman, Rex Ryan and Terrell Owens. Outwardly brash and confident, inwardly insecure and self-doubting. JJ can’t bear the thought of receiving less than full credit for the success of the ’90s. It is actually a little sad.

  106. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 31, 2014 1:42 PM

    Without Jimmy Johnson’s drafting innovations and Ingenuity those players wouldn’t be on the field making plays for the Cowboys

  107. clssylssy says: Aug 31, 2014 1:45 PM

    Jones may be the owner on paper but it’s the fans who buy the tickets and ultimately have the voice about who their heroes are. Season tickets holders especially need to let their voices be heard, as Jones needs to get the message that they can stop supporting a franchise at any time, whose owners is a petty individual with a God complex. Of course, Jones has no respect for the Dallas fans either and dismisses them as a necessary means to an end…so, the ball is really in the fan’s possession!

  108. josh1973sun says: Aug 31, 2014 1:45 PM

    here is the problem with that Jerry. You haven’t done a damn thing since Jimmy and the players he picked left.

    You have taken a proud franchise and turned it into an ongoing seasonal joke. All because you are an incredibly insecure egomaniac.

  109. thetooloftools says: Aug 31, 2014 1:49 PM

    If Johnson doesn’t deserve to be in the ring of honor, and Jones gets in, it will be the ring of dishonor.

  110. skawh says: Aug 31, 2014 1:58 PM

    Of course not Jerry, for Jimmy is only responsible for guiding your team to SB’s. Hey, then how’s about placing photos of you in comprising photos with women young enough to be your grandchildren around the ring of honor instead? Those R honorable right?

  111. mikep363839 says: Aug 31, 2014 2:04 PM

    Without drugs and alcohol those Cowboys teams would not have won anything. Teams like the 90’s Cowboys aren’t around anymore the league made sure of that.

  112. philysndmn says: Aug 31, 2014 2:11 PM

    Lol, jerry has destroyed the cowboys much to my delight…. Jerry for president

  113. yb1956 says: Aug 31, 2014 2:30 PM

    Not a fan of this team, but Jimmy needs to be in the ring of honor. Maybe the Vikings logo belongs there too.

  114. swagger52 says: Aug 31, 2014 2:37 PM

    The Ravens logo should be on the outside of the stadium – given that they own the Cowboys.

  115. swagger52 says: Aug 31, 2014 2:38 PM

    Their would be no Jimmy Johnson if I didn’t first fire Tom Landry. I deserve all the credit.

    Signed, Jerry
    President of Alice Cowboys

  116. swagger52 says: Aug 31, 2014 2:39 PM

    Jerry is more likely to put his name in the ring of honor before he will put Jimmy there.

  117. nosleeptilsb says: Aug 31, 2014 2:47 PM

    It had to be something between ‘Jimmy and Mrs, Mrs, Mrs, Mrs. Jones’.

  118. rajbais says: Aug 31, 2014 2:57 PM

    Jerry Jones = Super Bowl Credit Stealer = Used Car Dealer.

  119. jimhudson78666 says: Aug 31, 2014 3:28 PM

    Jethro strikes again! He’s turning into All Davis Light before our very eyes! Sad that an insecure, ignorant yahoo with billions can run a once great organization into the mediocre zone! They may as well be the Jacksonville Jaguars or the Browns!!

    Jimmy was a Football genius, Jethro is Rich!!!

  120. jlbutler66 says: Aug 31, 2014 4:04 PM

    The only coach Jerry has had worthy of the honor was JJ. With that said if winning a Super Bowl is a requirement for a coaches name to be on the Ring of Honor Jerry Jones will never put a coach in the ring of honor as long as he runs the team although I won’t be surprised if he put himself up there.

  121. zygizag says: Aug 31, 2014 4:40 PM

    IDIOTS are not born they are made and Jerry is a self made man.

  122. studdmuffins says: Aug 31, 2014 5:58 PM

    Jerry always did have a of of class, to bad it is so low!!!

  123. araidersfan says: Aug 31, 2014 6:13 PM

    Jerry Jones should be eternally thankful for Jimmy Johnson. Without Johnson’s Herschel Walker trade, Jerry’s sole claim to fame would be as the owner who fired Tom Landry (one of the all time great HCs) in a disgraceful manner.

  124. mathman7982 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:39 PM

    Al Davis and the Oakland Raiders. Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. They always say history repeats itself!

  125. hrmlss says: Aug 31, 2014 11:32 PM

    But next year the dude who cleans Jerrah’s glasses is being added.

  126. dmcgrann says: Sep 1, 2014 12:00 AM

    I read something many years ago, I wish I remember who was being quoted or who wrote the article to give them credit, but it is as true as it ever was. To paraphrase, “The issue with Jerry Jones is that he expects when the Cowboys win a Super Bowl, the team will carry Jerry Jones off of the field on their shoulders.”

  127. ugadogs21 says: Sep 1, 2014 1:08 AM

    This is laughable of Jones but it reveals what a small minded man he his. Jimmy Johnson was the right coach for that team, no offense to Barry Switzerland but the reality is Barry won the Super Bowl with Jimmy’s team and some credit should go to Neil O’Donnell.

    The Cowboys have not had any success since Jimmy left. Period.
    If Jerry had his way it would be his own name engulfing the entire ring of honor.

  128. defscottyb says: Sep 1, 2014 10:41 PM

    Jimmy Johnson is the reason the Cowboys won all those superbowls in the 90’s and Jerry Jones tried to take credit for it.

  129. chapnastier says: Sep 2, 2014 6:22 AM

    I know this is going to irk some Raiders and Browns fans but the Cowboys literally have the most loyal fan base in the world. We constantly deal with a mediocre team and we know full well what the problem is. 20 some QB’s, 10 or more head coaches but 1 GM. He is defiant, refusing to ever give up that part of the business. We know things will never get better yet we sit here, year after year and deal with it. All out of loyalty.

  130. dhardy8207 says: Sep 2, 2014 10:05 AM

    Maybe this is the reason for the team’s lack of success since Johnsons left…

    Obviously Jones isn’t the football guru he pretends to be or they would have been more successful in the years since those last championships…

  131. mogogo1 says: Sep 2, 2014 12:12 PM

    I can totally imagine Jerry Jones putting himself in the ring of honor. That’s just the sort of guy he is. And the older he gets, the more he starts to resemble what Al Davis had become by the end: Bitter, making crazy decisions on strange whims, everything being other people’s fault, etc.

  132. h2ftw says: Sep 2, 2014 12:46 PM

    This article (below) is Reason #999,999,999,999,999 why I despise JerryJones.

    It was JimmyJohnson — NOT JETHRO — who deserves the credit for those 3 Super Bowl wins in the 90s.

    We’ve seen Jerruh’s incompetent decision-making (piss-poor drafts, idiotic trades, cap-unfriendly contract signings, dumb coaching hires, and the like) after he stupidly fired The Real JJ.

    And the numbers don’t lie. Without Jimmy’s players, The DallasCowboys have won a whopping ONE playoff game.


    Skeletor is the only ONE who is in denial.

  133. nflrule says: Sep 3, 2014 5:05 AM

    Wanted:Multi billionaire in the Dallas area to purchase a once proud NFL franchise from a neglectful owner who is now only interested in nonsense.Apply forthwith.Serious buyers only.

  134. thee615 says: Sep 3, 2014 11:35 AM

    Kanye Jones

  135. cko86 says: Sep 17, 2015 9:11 PM

    Jerry Jones is crazier than a bedbug and twice as likely to bite.

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