Jerry Jones
Player of American football
Jerry Jones
Jerral "Jerry" Wayne Jones is an American businessman, known for being the owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
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The View From Pluto: Jokes Aside, There's A Real Reason For The NFL Draft
NPR - 12 days
This week, a top NFL prospect angered some Browns fans by clamoring to play for another team. Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is considered a likely No. 1 pick in Aprils’ NFL draft – a pick owned by the Browns. In an ESPN video, Garrett pleaded with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to make a trade for him. He later said he was joking. WKSU commentator Terry Pluto talks to Amanda Rabinowitz about why the NFL has a draft. Pluto says drafts are unique to sports. "Suppose Myles Garrett were considered the top law student coming out of Harvard," Pluto says. "He wouldn’t go into a draft. He would be sorting through offers from New York, Dallas and Los Angeles and anywhere else he would want to go. And then he would pick. He is not picked." Why have the draft? Pluto says the drafts has been around in the NFL since 1936 and in the NBA since 1947. "Then, when players organized and had a union, it’s always been worked in as part of a way to do business and giving them the NFL and they
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Jerry Jones: I don't even want to think about Tony Romo leaving Cowboys -
Google News - 14 days Jerry Jones: I don't even want to think about Tony Romo leaving Cowboys Barring a miracle, Tony Romo has taken his last snap for the Cowboys. With the emergence of 2016 fourth-round pick Dak Prescott, Dallas' quarterback situation appears set for the foreseeable future, and that future doesn't involve Romo. Which means ... The 10 greatest draft steals in Dallas Cowboys history: from Roger Staubach to Dak PrescottDallas News (blog) Jerry Jones not looking forward to seeing Tony Romo in different uniformESPN (blog) Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Where Will Tony Romo End Up to Start the Next NFL Season?Christian Post Fort Worth Star Telegram -Blogging The Boys (blog) -SportDFW -The Inquisitr all 245 news articles »
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Myles Garrett wants Cowboys to pull off a wild draft day trade involving Tony Romo -
Google News - 16 days Myles Garrett wants Cowboys to pull off a wild draft day trade involving Tony Romo After spending three years at Texas A&M, Myles Garrett is hoping that he'll be able to stay in the Lone Star State when his NFL career begins next season. During an interview with ESPN on Friday, the projected No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft ... Myles Garrett pleads with Cowboys to trade up with Browns and take him at No. Myles Garrett asks Jerry Jones to trade Tony Romo to Browns so he can play for CowboysSporting News 95-percent chance Cowboys go this way with first-round pickDallas News (blog) FanSided -Fort Worth Star Telegram -Bleacher Report all 88 news articles »
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NFL Says Anti-LGBTQ Bill Could Cost Texas Future Super Bowls
Huffington Post - 16 days
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NFC East rookie grades: Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott led Dallas -
Google News - 18 days
ESPN NFC East rookie grades: Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott led Dallas The 2016 NFL season just ended -- but the 2017 NFL season is coming. As the NFL Scouting Combine nears, looks forward by looking backward, grading the 2016 rookie class for each team and identifying what the front office should focus on this ... Cowboys owner Jerry Jones: We'll work through Tony Romo situationFort Worth Star Telegram Jerry Jones: Tony Romo and I have the foundation to get through this; how Cowboys are like lighter fluidDallas News all 160 news articles »
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Canton calls LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Jerry Jones, 3 others
ABC News - 22 days
HOUSTON -- Former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson, a four-time first-team All-Pro selection who rushed for 13,684 yards, was one of five modern-era players voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Joining Tomlinson were two-time MVP quarterback Kurt Warner, longtime Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor, Broncos all-time leading rusher Terrell Davis and five-time All-Pro kicker Morten Andersen. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made the Hall as a contributor, and Kenny Easley, the hard-hitting, versatile safety for the? Seahawks during the 1980s, made it as a seniors committee candidate. The Class of 2017 will be enshrined Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio. The five modern-era selections were chosen from a list of 15 finalists. A panel of 46 media members and two current Hall of Famers, James Lofton and Dan Fouts, trimmed that list to 10 and then five Saturday. At that point, the remaining five were then. ...
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Jones not ready to make call on Romo's future - ESPN
Google News - about 1 month
ESPN Jones not ready to make call on Romo's future ESPN FRISCO, Texas -- Tony Romo's future will depend on whether he wants to play in 2017, but if it is with the Dallas Cowboys or another team, then that decision will fall on owner and general manager Jerry Jones. "There's several cards to be played ... Cowboys should release Tony Cowboys look primed for long-term success, but no guarantees they'll get this close againSports Illustrated Jerry Jones on Tony Romo's fate: 'No decision made' Dallas News (blog) -Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog) -Yahoo Sports -Blogging The Boys (blog) all 197 news articles »
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Cowboys' Jerry Jones unfazed by uncertain future of defense
Fox News - about 2 months
FRISCO, Texas (AP) A few hours before the Dallas Cowboys learned they will be without suspended defensive end Randy Gregory for at least a year, linebacker Jaylon Smith talked optimistically about making his debut in 2017 after spending his rookie season recovering from a major knee injury.
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Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include Jerry Jones, Paul Tagliabue
ABC News - about 2 months
CANTON, Ohio -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former commissioner Paul Tagliabue have been selected as finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2017. Jones and Tagliabue were chosen Tuesday by the contributor committee. The Cowboys won three Super Bowls in a span of four seasons from 1992 to 1995 after Jones bought the team in 1989 and fired Tom Landry, the only coach the franchise had known. Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, who replaced Landry, congratulated Jones on Twitter for being a finalist. The 73-year-old billionaire who made his fortune in the oil business was also a pioneer in sponsorships, sparking a lawsuit from the NFL when he struck deals outside the league's revenue-sharing model. Tagliabue was commissioner from 1989 through 2006, a period during which the NFL expanded from 28 to 32 teams and built 20 new stadiums. He helped negotiate a $25 billion TV deal in 2006, and the NFL Network was launched during. ...
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Lions want NFL to review flagged tackle of Elliott - ESPN
Google News - 2 months
ESPN Lions want NFL to review flagged tackle of Elliott ESPN ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said late Monday night that he plans on sending video of defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson's third-quarter unnecessary roughness penalty to league officials for review. Robinson was flagged while ... Jerry Jones: Ezekiel Elliott still has a shot at First division title since 1993 still there for Dez Bryant was “really nervous” to throw a SB Nation -Dallas News (blog) -New York Times -Yahoo Sports all 1,019 news articles »
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Jerry Jones: Cowboys' playoff loss in '07 will 'bear heavily' on decision to rest players
Fox News - 2 months
The Cowboys have locked up the NFC's No. 1 seed with two games to spare
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NFL1000: Will Dak Prescott's Regression Force the Cowboys to Return to Romo? - Bleacher Report
Google News - 3 months
Bleacher Report NFL1000: Will Dak Prescott's Regression Force the Cowboys to Return to Romo? Bleacher Report The fourth-round pick out of Mississippi State was supposed to be Tony Romo's backup for the Dallas Cowboys, but Romo's back injury put Prescott in the spotlight as the 2016 season began, and he handled the quarterback position about as well as any ... Curious George: Why would Cowboys take out Zeke with game on the line? Would Linehan be a fit with LA Rams?Dallas News (blog) Attention, Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott needs your love now, not RomoFort Worth Star Telegram Jerry Jones compares switch to Tony Romo with watching pornNew York Post ESPN (blog) -Detroit Free Press all 93 news articles »
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Romo asked for opportunity to win starting job back -
Google News - 3 months
Washington Post Romo asked for opportunity to win starting job back "Tony's smart," Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones recently told The MMQB. "He's very bright. And so when he came out and said it, in the end, I don't think it took him long to figure that wouldn't be a great thing for the team. We've got a ... Jerry Jones says no thought of not having Tony Romo in Jerry Jones said he's had no thoughts of Tony Romo not being with Cowboys next yearYahoo Sports Tony Romo knew Dak Prescott was the Cowboys QB even before they beat the SteelersSB Nation Dallas News (blog) -Bleacher Report (blog) -ESPN (blog) all 162 news articles »
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Jerry Jones: Dak Prescott will start for the Cowboys next week, with Tony Romo as his backup
LATimes - 3 months
Dak Prescott is the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback for at least another week. "Dak has got a hot hand, and we're going to go with it," owner/general manager Jerry Jones said of the rookie quarterback Sunday after the Cowboys’ eighth straight win, 35-30 over the Pittsburgh Steelers. That means...
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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger relates to Dak Prescott-Tony Romo dilemma
ABC News - 4 months
PITTSBURGH -- Not many can relate to Dak Prescott's rookie season better than Ben Roethlisberger, who in 2004 quarterbacked the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 15-1 record after replacing Tommy Maddox. Prescott is 7-1 as the Dallas Cowboys' starter entering the matchup Sunday with the Steelers at Heinz Field. Tony Romo is close to returning from a back injury, and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that the team is playing the QB quandary "by ear." Maddox, who played for four NFL teams, the Arena Football League and the short-lived XFL in a journeyman career, became the Steelers' starting quarterback in 2002. He lost the starting job in 2004 when he sprained his elbow in Week 2 and Roethlisberger took over. Maddox never got the job back Roethlisberger knows one quarterback truism. "When you're just kind of rolling and you're not losing games, it's really hard to kind of change that position especially,"...
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Owner says Cowboys "probably never" will solve QB issue
Yahoo News - 4 months
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says his NFL team, on a seven-game win streak, might never solve the quarterback controversy between star rookie Dak Prescott and injury-recovered veteran Tony Romo. Romo has taken part in workouts on a limited basis the past two weeks as he recovers from a back injury sustained in pre-season play while Prescott has sparked the Cowboys to a 7-1 start and a share of the best record in the NFL with New England. "The key thing I want to emphasize is we probably are never going to have this totally sorted out," Jones told a Dallas radio station Tuesday.
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Jerry Jones says Dak Prescott will be the Cowboys' starting quarterback for at least one more week
LATimes - 4 months
Rookie Dak Prescott has been the Dallas Cowboys’ starting quarterback all of this season and will be again next week against the Cleveland Browns. After that, the situation appears to still be up in the air. "Tony's not ready to play," owner and general manager Jerry Jones said of injured quarterback...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jerry Jones
  • 2016
    Age 73
    Jerry Jones became involved in the St. Louis Rams move back to Los Angeles with Stan Kroenke in 2016.
    More Details Hide Details He was instrumental in brokering a deal between Kroenke, San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos, and Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis to ensure that Kroenke's Inglewood Stadium plan passed, which it did, via a 30-2 owners vote in favor. Jones' support and role in the negotiations has been criticized by some fans and sports media in St. Louis.
  • 2015
    Age 72
    As of September 2015, Jones' net worth is reported by Forbes magazine to be $5 billion, the majority of which can be accounted for as being his ownership stake in the Cowboys who are currently valued by the same publication to be the world's most valuable sports team at $4 billion.
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    Jerry revealed in July 2015 at press conference before Cowboys training camp that he had a surgery to replace his hip, to which Jones joked that he wouldn't start the season on the PUP list.
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  • 2013
    Age 70
    Jones also appears in a 2013 Pepsi commercial, walking into an elevator filled with three men wearing New York Giants apparel, who look at him with discontent.
    More Details Hide Details Jones also appears on the first episode "Go Fund Yourself" of the eighteenth season of South Park, along with several other NFL team owners. In one scene, Jones is depicted as having huge, bulging chameleon-like eyes, as a young woman's head pops up from his lap. Jones is the son of J.W. "Pat" Jones and Arminta Jones. He is married to Eugenia "Gene" Jones, and they have three children: Stephen, Charlotte and Jerry, Jr. Stephen (born June 21, 1964) serves as the Cowboys' chief operating officer/executive vice president/director of player personnel. Charlotte (born July 26, 1966) serves as the Cowboys' executive vice president and chief brand officer. Jerry, Jr (born September 27, 1969) is the Cowboys' chief sales and marketing officer/vice president. He owns a home in Destin, Florida.
    In 2013, Jones narrated a documentary film on former teammate and business partner Jim Lindsey.
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  • 2010
    Age 67
    Jones appeared as himself in the seventh season of the HBO series Entourage in 2010, in an episode of the TNT incarnation of Dallas titled "Truth and Consequences", which aired on July 4, 2012, in a series of commercials for the 2012 season of ESPN's Monday Night Football, and in the season 4 premiere of The League.
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  • 2009
    Age 66
    In 2009, Jones was fined $100,000 for violating a gag order on labor issues, commenting that revenue sharing was "on its way out".
    More Details Hide Details Commissioner Roger Goodell had issued a gag order for all owners and team executives from discussing any aspect of the pending labor issues. Jones "crossed the line", drawing a "six-figure" fine, sources said, as the commissioner distributed a memo to all 32 owners, along with a reminder that the gag order remains in effect. Goodell did not disclose the specific amount of Jones' fine in the memo. Jones was the inspiration for the character Baxter Cain (Robert Vaughn), owner of the Dallas Felons, in the 1998 film BASEketball. He had a brief cameo appearance as himself in the 1998 made-for-television reunion movie Dallas: War of the Ewings. Jones also appeared as himself in a 1996 episode of the TV show Coach and in a 2007 television commercial for Diet Pepsi MAX, which also featured then Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips and quarterback Tony Romo. Jones most recently starred in a commercial for Papa John's in which a stunt man performs a dance act.
  • 2008
    Age 65
    Jones was fined $25,000 by the NFL for publicly criticizing referee Ed Hochuli after Hochuli made a controversial call in a game between the San Diego Chargers and the Denver Broncos on September 14, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He made comments both to the press and on his radio show, saying Hochuli was one of the most criticized officials in the NFL. This was Jones' first fine by the NFL.
    Jones is the subject of the 2008 book Playing to Win by David Magee.
    More Details Hide Details In the book, Jones admitted he handled the firing of Tom Landry poorly and accepted some blame for the disintegration of his relationship with Landry's successor, Jimmy Johnson. During the early years of Jones' tenure as owner, the Cowboys had one of the highest payrolls in the NFL, and his critics frequently charged that the team's success was not due to Jones' football managerial skills but rather the result of his willingness and ability to outspend other teams. The NFL's implementation of a hard salary cap in 1994, combined with the implementation of a hard salary floor and consistently increasing television revenues (which are shared equally between all NFL teams) have eliminated the ability of any NFL team to significantly outspend its rivals. In recent seasons, the Cowboys went 8-8 from 2011–13, losing the NFC East title in Week 17 of the season each year to three different divisional opponents. In 2014 the Cowboys won the NFC East for the first time in 5 years after key drafts and free agent signings. However, the Cowboys slumped to a 4-12 record in 2015 with Quarterback Tony Romo missing most of the season with a broken collarbone.
  • 2003
    Age 60
    In an online poll from October 8, 2003, Jones was named the least favorite sports personality by Sports Illustrated, in three states (Virginia, Delaware and Texas).
    More Details Hide Details He is often vilified by fans who remain bitter at Jones' unceremonious firing of fan-favorite Landry. Some of the fan criticism is due to Jones' high visibility and involvement as the "face of the team" which is in stark contrast to original owner Clint Murchison Jr. Some Dallas Cowboys fans have expressed their displeasure with Jones and the lack of success in the franchise, including his refusal to hire a general manager. This had led to formation of grassroots organizations aimed at displacing Jones from his position.
  • 1989
    Age 46
    On February 25, 1989, Jones purchased the Cowboys from H.R. "Bum" Bright for $140 million.
    More Details Hide Details Soon after the purchase, he fired longtime coach Tom Landry, to that point the only coach in the team's history, in favor of his old teammate at Arkansas, Jimmy Johnson. A few months later, he fired longtime general manager Tex Schramm, and assumed complete control over football matters. The Cowboys won the Super Bowl at the close of two seasons in 1992 and 1993. Johnson then departed and was replaced by Barry Switzer. During Switzer's tenure, the Cowboys also won the Super Bowl in the 1995 season.
  • 1970
    Age 27
    He received his master's degree in business in 1970.
    More Details Hide Details After several other unsuccessful business ventures (including an attempt, again using Teamsters money, to purchase the American Football League's San Diego Chargers in 1967), he began an oil and gas exploration business in Arkansas, Jones Oil and Land Lease, which became successful. His privately held company currently does natural resource prospecting.
  • 1965
    Age 22
    According to an interview with Jones on HBO, after graduating from college in 1965, he borrowed a million dollars from Jimmy Hoffa's Teamsters union to open up a string of Shakey's Pizza Parlor restaurants in Missouri.
    More Details Hide Details When that venture failed, Jones was given a job at his father's insurance company Modern Security Life of Springfield, Missouri.
  • 1964
    Age 21
    He was also a co-captain of the 1964 National Championship football team.
    More Details Hide Details He was an all-Southwest Conference offensive lineman for Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles and a teammate of Jimmy Johnson. Other notable teammates were Glen Ray Hines, a consensus All-American offensive tackle, Ken Hatfield, Jim Lindsey, and future Outland Trophy winner Loyd Phillips. Several future head coaches were assistant coaches for Frank Broyles and the Razorbacks during his college career in Fayetteville including Hayden Fry, future head coach at the University of Iowa, Johnny Majors, future head coach at Iowa State University, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Tennessee, and most notably Barry Switzer, Hall of Fame coach of the University of Oklahoma. Jones is one of a very small number of NFL owners who had a significant level of success as a football player (Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers being another).
  • 1942
    Born on October 13, 1942.
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