Jimmy says Jerry will put him in the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor

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Jimmy Johnson won two Super Bowls with the Cowboys, and on most franchises a couple of Super Bowl rings would be more than enough to get a head coach in the Ring of Honor. But Johnson’s split with Jerry Jones was bitter, and as a result Johnson’s haircut hasn’t been given a place of honor alongside Tom Landry’s hat.

That, however, may soon change.

The Dallas Morning News reports that Johnson recently said that he’s been assured he’ll have a place in the Ring of Honor by Jones himself. According to the report, Jones and Johnson have put their differences aside and are now cordial to each other.

However, the report also says that it was three years ago when Johnson got that assurance about is place in the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor. So Jones is apparently in no hurry to give Johnson his moment. Even if he has already decided that the moment is coming eventually.

60 responses to “Jimmy says Jerry will put him in the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor

  1. Also Jerry Jones said if Jason Garret breaks .500 this year then he will get into the ring of honor also.

  2. Yet another piece of evidence pointing to the fact that Jones isn’t very smart anymore.

  3. I don’t understand why the media thinks Tony Dungy will be in the HOF, when Jimmy Johnson is not.

  4. Everybody, including Jerry, knows that Jimmy Johnson is the reason they won those Super Bowls.

  5. Mike Lynn should be the one Jerruh puts in the ring. He’s the one responsible for the early 90’s success.
    Johnson demonstrated clearly he was at best a mediocre coach when he went to Miami and destroyed Marinos career. A 62 to 7 loss to the mighty Jaquars in the playoffs was enough to get the blowhard to get out of the game.

  6. Jimmy Johnson was easily the best coach of the 1990’s and one of the best in history.

  7. If Jones announced hiring Jimmy as HC today, I would still be worried, really!
    Garrett isn’t “the real coach” though he claps his hands wel, ha, lol.
    Johnson should have been in there ring of honor many years ago, come on Jerry grow up!

  8. If Jerry thought getting booed in his own building this past weekend was bad, wait until Jerry honors Jimmy. One will get a standing ovation, the other will get booed mercilessly.

  9. I really want to honor you very much, just not forever or a really long time. This marriage idea is obviously impractical, let’s just do a short-term lease and decide if we want to fully buy-in or trade-out when we get to that point. Will you maybe marry me in 5 years if we even make it that far?

  10. As a Skins fan I can’t stand The Cowboys but I don’t know why Jimmy Johnson isn’t in the HOF? The man is one of the greatest coaches ever and one of the best talent evaluator the NFL has had.

  11. Jerry is probably waiting for a solid playoff run so as to avoid any comparisons of the glory days to the present.

  12. Well, I’m here to tell you now each and ev’ry mother’s son; You better learn it fast; you better learn it young, ’cause someday never comes

  13. I love how many people are bashing Jerry over the departure of Jimmy from Dallas when Jimmy himself admits that he wanted out and it really didn’t have anything to do with Jerry. Just watched it again on NFL Network last night…….

  14. Oh – and as far as the firing of Landry goes – Tex was the one that got him to do that. I grew up thinking Tex Schramm was an awesome guy – not so much anymore. Between the sneaky way he went about getting Landry fired and how he handled paying his players – I lost a lot of respect for him.

  15. They haven’t been good since he left, I would think that alone would be enough to get him in.

  16. He is going to be placed just to the right of Jerry Jones’ Plastic Surgeon and his Director of Strategic Botox Injections.

  17. Most overrated coach in the history of the nfl. Without emmitt smith he was a below .500 coach.

  18. Jimmie Johnson doesn’t deserve to be in the HOF. He got lucky with the Herschel Walker trade. He looked average at best at Miami leaving them after a 62-7 whooping which was so bad even Jay Fiedler (playing for the Jaguars) looked good. That’s not even Hall of Good worthy!

  19. He didn’t fire him, he quit. They bumped heads too much so mutually agreed to separate.

    Also Jones wasn’t behind the Landry firing, more importantly people bringing up Landry aren’t mentioning the fact that Landry was also sick the entire time but was hiding it. He actually should of retired.

  20. All Tony Romo needs to make it is 1 playoff win, which I’m sure he’ll get soooooooooooooon.

  21. northernwisc April 7, 2014, 12:31 PM CDT

    I love how many people are bashing Jerry over the departure of Jimmy from Dallas when Jimmy himself admits that he wanted out and it really didn’t have anything to do with Jerry. Just watched it again on NFL Network last night…….

    because everybody thinks they know the cowboys better than their own fans maybe if they would take the time to look up their own crappy teams history they wouldn’t be sitting behind a keyboard just hating they probably couldn’t even tell us why they hate them they would probably say that they hate the cowboys cuz they’re jealous that they don’t have a good team better than them to root for

  22. @44mpo
    The Jaguars team that beat them 62-7 werent the Jags of recent. They were 14-2 and lost to the Titans in the AFC Championship that game. Tennessee was the only team that beat them that year period. Please dont act as if they lost to a Dvision II school, it wasnt the case.

  23. Jerry is desperate to win another title so Jimmy won’t be the reason for all of them (Switzer just rode Jimmy’s coattails.) So it may be a long time before Jimmy gets in … it’s a long trip from being “fair” team to being a really good one.

  24. jeromegarcia says:
    Apr 7, 2014 12:16 PM
    Top 5 DEF 2014:
    1. Giants
    2. Jags
    3. Seattle
    4. Arizona
    5. Jets

    in that order.

    What does that have to do with this whatsoever?

  25. Jimmy quit after 5 years on a 10 year contract. That’s why his payout was only $1 million.

    Plus if Jerry fired him, why would he be so anxious to be in Jerry’s “ring of honor”. If it was as bad as a lot says it was, then Jimmy shouldn’t ever want to walk into that stadium.

  26. Jimmy’s not in the Hall of Fame because he quit on a back to back Super Bowl team. He got himself fired. Sure, Jerry was dumb enough to do it, but Jimmy had a ‘plan’ to be out of Dallas by a certain time, and blindly followed it. That team was in perfect position to win 3 in a row, but too much turmoil at their peak derailed them and allowed San Francisco to buy a trophy (with the league’s help. They all conspired to stop the Cowboys).

    The Hall of Fame voters got it right on this one.

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