Jerry Jones on ESPN’s Daniel Snyder report: “That’s news to me”

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Thursday’s bombshell from ESPN regarding Commanders owner Daniel Snyder contains plenty of references to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. On Friday, Jones was asked about the report during one of his twice-weekly appearances on 105.3 The Fan in allas.

In a nutshell, the report contends that Jones no longer has Snyder’s back, even if Snyder has “dirt” on Jerry and other owners. Jerry seems to be unconcerned about anyone knowing anything about him.

“I don’t have that background at all, and so I don’t have anything to say about it other than I don’t know where people got the supposed resource from me,” Jones said. “I can only speak to that. I can’t speak to anything else that was said there. I’ve got a long relationship with Dan. It’s certainly a competitive one on the field, and one that is part of the NFL. Anything in that was news to me. And I don’t have those kinds of problems, but if . . . . anybody wants to put something in my car or wants listen to something on the phone, get in line. Because I’m surely there’s a lot of it out there.”

That was the prevailing reaction in league circles to the notion that Snyder has dirt on Jones. It’s nothing that anyone doesn’t already know or suspect about Jones.

Jones also was asked about Al Michaels’s comments from Thursday night’s game between the Commanders and the Bears. Al said that he believes the league wants Snyder to tell the team. Has Jerry heard any buzz like that, or does he get that sense from other owners in the league?

“I do not, and that’s all I’ve got to say about it,” Jones said. “But I do not.”

It was a surprisingly short answer from the usually loquacious Dallas owner. And it’s hard to believe he hasn’t heard that some other owners want Snyder out.

It’s also hard to believe Jones was clueless about the substance of the ESPN report. Both Jones and a team spokesman officially declined comment to ESPN for the report. Sometimes, that’s cover for plenty of off-the-record information.

As one high-level source with one of the NFL’s teams pointed out to PFT, one of the three ESPN.com writers whose name appears on the story (Don Van Natta, Jr.) has a photo of himself with Jones at the top of his Twitter page. The source firmly believes Jones was a source for the story. At a minimum, Van Natta reasonably would have communicated with Jones regarding the situation.

Jones officially denies that he supplied anything to ESPN. What’s the point of being an off-the-record source, however, if the person is later going to admit it on the record?

30 responses to “Jerry Jones on ESPN’s Daniel Snyder report: “That’s news to me”

  1. In the picture at the 50 yard line with Snyder, Jerry looks pretty uncomfortable. And to that end, he says, “a long relationship” with Dan. Not a good relationship, an up/down relationship, but a long relationship. Just need 23 others to feel the same way.

  2. Jerry Jones is a bust man. He’s a HOF NFL owner, and a very successful businessman. I wouldn’t expect him to have time to dig into the latest rumors. Seriously, he really doesn’t have time for all that.

  3. Considering that Snyder hasn’t fielded a competitive team, why would other owners want a new guy in place?

    The Commanders aren’t hurting their bottom line so I bet they could care less.

  4. If I were Jerry ,Lurie and Mara and Tisch I’d want Snyder to own the Commanders for a very long time.

  5. i’m sure the old school cigars on yachts fraternity owners may be a bit caught out by danny’s recent antics. it does make me wonder why jerry became so enamored in him to start with.

  6. charliecharger says:
    October 14, 2022 at 7:48 pm
    Jerry Jones is a bust man. He’s a HOF NFL owner, and a very successful businessman. I wouldn’t expect him to have time to dig into the latest rumors. Seriously, he really doesn’t have time for all that.
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    Please tell us what Jerry does have time for, since you’re a close friend of his and know his schedule. When things get personal people tend to make time.

  7. I’m guessing the deepest dirt is on Jerrah and Roger. Otherwise this would have been put to bed long ago instead of everyone pretending it doesn’t exist. The NFL has no integrity left since this parade of clowns started acting up or hiding out. With gambling a huge part of the game now, how can anyone trust anything the league does or says or even the product itself? And the answer is, only those who want to part with their money, quickly.

  8. Jerruh knows keeping Snyder around is a MASSIVE competitive advantage for the Cowboys.

    Until that is no longer the case or Jones is given something of extreme significance in exchange for his vote, I do not believe he will have any intention of voting to remove Snyder.

  9. Sounds like that hater are now just making stuff up in hopes it will escalate.

  10. Jerry is obviously senile, and clearly doesn’t care about his reputation. This is a pretty ineffective threat if it’s directed at him.

  11. Old Jerrah ain’t fooling nobody with that statement & short of him living in an alternate universe knows perfectly well what EXACTLY is going on with Daniel Snyder in regards to the NFL inner circle.

  12. News that he has dirt on all your sleazy activities or that he’s ready to spill the beans?

  13. Honestly, I’d like the skins and boys to be truly great again, and that only seems to be possible with their owners gone, but I get tired of these stories that never seem to lead anywhere.

  14. PhD says:
    October 14, 2022 at 8:48 pm
    I’m guessing the deepest dirt is on Jerrah and Roger….With gambling a huge part of the game now, how can anyone trust anything the league does or says or even the product itself?
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    Snyder has no dirt on anyone. This is a classic deflection attempt, Snyder is trying to divert from his own problems through some ambiguous claim about others.

    Gambling has been a part of the NFL forever. The recent legalization of gambling changes nothing, and may actually lead to better regulations of same.

  15. I would have to guess there are skeletons in every owners closet. The question is how big they are. I have to believe they, the owners have had many closed door meetings about all things NFL and the content of those talks might be embarrassing or possibly illegal.

  16. Sounds like that the haters are now just making stuff up in hopes it will escalate.

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