Mute button keeps Jerry Jones from interjecting during Friday’s ownership call

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Last year, a temporary muting of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ line during an ownership videoconference prompted Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to say, “They should keep Jerry on permanent mute.”

This year, Jerry had another issue with the mute button. And another joke was made about the interruption to his penchant for talking.

Per a source with knowledge of Friday’s call among owners to discuss the new TV deals, Jones at one point tried to speak but couldn’t be heard. Said Commissioner Roger Goodell, “We finally figured out a way to mute him.”

It was all in good fun. Jones has been highly effective during his 32-plus years of owning the Cowboys. And he likes to talk. And he surely knows it.

18 responses to “Mute button keeps Jerry Jones from interjecting during Friday’s ownership call

  1. There’s something kind of neat knowing that even though Al Davis isn’t here anymore, we still have Jerry Jones.

  2. extremely effective? when was the last time dem ‘boys were actually doing anything of meaning in the playoffs?, about 25 years ago, so yeah, no, don’t know where you come up with your takes, but sometimes they just don’t seem well thought out at all

  3. bajer says:
    March 20, 2021 at 1:42 pm
    extremely effective? when was the last time dem ‘boys were actually doing anything of meaning in the playoffs?, about 25 years ago, so yeah, no, don’t know where you come up with your takes, but sometimes they just don’t seem well thought out at all

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    I believe he was talking about how effective Jones is in negotiating TV deals and other things on the business side of the NFL.

  4. I do agree that he has been “effective “ as an owner. His overall effort as a GM does not equate.

  5. He does talk to much drives me nuts! The news conference with Daks’contract was way over talked. He said to much about nothing. Man oh man. Tuff to watch or listen to.

  6. Say what you want about Jerry, he’s a self made billionaire and KNOWS marketing.
    He may be a bad GM but when it comes to NFL revenue I’d listen closely to what he’s saying.

  7. The Cowboys are irrelevant, and thanks to them being stupid enough to sign Dak to that horrible contract they’ve guaranteed themselves another 4 years of the same

  8. In the end, most of us fans forget that the bottom line is that the NFL is a business. While I’m not a Cowboys fan, Jerry Jones is an absolute stud who knows how to make money for himself and all the other owners in the league. Other teams are lucky that there is a salary cap in place to keep Jerry from corralling all the best talent in the league with the team’s revenue.

  9. Is J.R. Ewing a character based off of Jerry Jones or are all Texans like that?

  10. Somewhere on a boat off the coast of Fla, Jimmy Johnson is smiling saying “I told you to shut up Jerry and let your staff talk for you”…

  11. It’s all funny, but you can bet your bottom dollar that when Jerry speaks, everyone is listening. Jerry knows how to make more money for the other owners, than they know how to make for themselves. And they know that. Now you might love Jerry or hate him for other reasons, but the NFL is a money machine, and Jerry Jones knows how to make money. Most owners have inherent their club from family, or used family money to buy it. Jerry didn’t.

  12. Meh. He took a darling franchise, got good coaches, won 3 superbowls, then not much. I’d take Robert Kraft over him anyday as a businessman and owner. Kraft bought the land adjacent to the stadium, then the stadium, then the team. Then turned it all into a mostly self funded new stadium that makes huge revenue. And got 6 Lombardis (so far) in the process. And left his dying wife for 2 days to save the league from a work stoppage. Who needs Jerruh’s business acumen.

  13. I remember the moment that Jerry was walking out on stage on national television, about to be announced as one of the inductees of the Hall of Fame, and the station tone and color bars suddenly happened.

    TV can mute Jerry, too.

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