Jerry Jones

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Jerral Wayne "Jerry" Jones Sr. (born October 13, 1942) is an American businessman. He is the owner, president, and general manager of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.

When he graduated from college in 1965, he was hired as an executive vice president at Modern Security Life of Springfield, Missouri, his father's insurance company. He received his Master's degree in business in 1970. After several unsuccessful business ventures (including passing up the opportunity 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 phenomenally successful. His privately held company currently does natural resource prospecting.
Dallas Cowboys

On February 25, 1989, Jones purchased the Cowboys from H.R. "Bum" Bright for $140 million. 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 end of the 1992 and 1993 seasons. After the 1993 Super Bowl victory, reports began to surface in the media that Jones had made the statement that "any one of 500 coaches could have won those Super Bowls", given the type of talent that he (Jones) had drafted and signed for the team. Jones also stated to reporters at a late night cocktail party that he intended to replace Johnson with former University of Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer. The next morning, however, Jones famously denied those reports by stating that it "was the whiskey talking". Johnson was eventually forced out in 1994 and Switzer was hired to be the new head coach. The Cowboys won the Super Bowl for the 1995 season.


Super Bowl Championships 1992, 1993, 1995


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Submitted by Irvin Ortiz davila (not verified) on

As a long cowboys fan true fan win or loose we need to draft zeke Elliott super bowl bound please he's the next Emmitt smith

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Submitted by Steve major cow... (not verified) on

I don't under stand are defensive line is on a wing and a prayer we need Greg hardy back and we need Dwight freeney we need them very badly the Cowboys can get Greg hardy very cheap since no body wants him so please Jerry jones pull the fucking trigger and bring them in

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Submitted by Ronnie Allen (not verified) on

Thank you Mr. Jones for your commitment to the Dallas Cowboys! I have been a fan since Roger Staubach played for Dallas. You are a great owner and have given all of us Cowboy fans many things to be proud of. Keep up the great work and thanks for all you do to make the Cowboys GREAT!!!!!

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I realize Mr. Jones you reason for not wanting to allow San Antonio to have a team, but first Texas is a big enough state to accommodate a third team as does New York and California with 4. We are bigger than both of them and deserve a third team. Of course, I have selfish reason. I recently took a buyout from the Philadelphia Inquirer where I was the main sports photographer for the past 27 years to return to my home town of San Antonio but there is no team that I can shoot for. Unless San Antonio can get a franchise. If you really are not going to help this city and want to have support from this city then you should at least have an exhibition game in San Antonio, GREAT IDEA or even a regular season game at the Alamodome. I am ready to shoot it.

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Mr. Jones, after being a life-long Raiders fan I just became a DALLAS COWBOY fan! Thank you for your "stance" on the issue of "kneeling" during the National Anthem. Go Cowboys! God bless America and God bless America's team!

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I've been a cowboy fan my whole life and I live in pa, so when they come to Pittsburgh to play the steelers, I would love to be there, but can't afford tickets. It's always been a dream of mine to see my cowboys in person but I guess it's going to stay a dream, thank you for listening!

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Submitted by Tim Conn (not verified) on

Like Mr. Jones, I too am disappointed in the NFL players who take a knee. They can say that it doesn't mean they disrespect thier country or the people who fight for ir, but if does. It is a kin to the cheating husband who claims it doesn't mean they don't love thier spouse.

I was not a cowboy fan, but now I am. We stand together on things bigger than football.

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Submitted by Michael Lara (not verified) on

Man Jerry Jones Romo a good dude but Dak earned his if yall bring him back were screwed no matter what u say Romo needs to just sit back and teach Dak this is bullshit if he comes back and really at the Phili game WOW!!!! Thanks alot another F'd up year cause of Romo

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Submitted by Robert Jackson (not verified) on

Jerry please don't let Romo go. He deserves the right to start next year. Hexwas s class act this year. That alone should be enough to earn him a 2nd chance. We would be playing today if Romo would have playrd ladt week.

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Why is it that when we finally got a quality back up quarterback, albeit a young pro bowl back up, that is able to do what you want - win games w/ a good team around him & not make mistakes, we get so excited that we gave him are all pro starters job? After Romo was fully ready to play perhaps after week 12 at the end of our win streak, if you look at the record the rest of the way out we went 2 & 3 even though we kind of threw the Philly game they did take us to overtime the first game. Do you think Tony would not of been able to go better than 2 & 3 if he was healthy or even better than 4 & 3 had he came back a couple weeks earlier? We finally get a good back up that can win and a chance to have him learn under an all pro for another year or two and we throw that away by making them the starter and we could've had them both for three years just buy letting our all pro bowl almost league MVP starter do his job and get the Packer revenge he was due & our amazing young back up quarterback of the future learn under him and get even better at reading defenses and the deep ball with Tony's help. If Dak comes out throwing pics next year and Tony stays healthy & wins the Super Bowl or Dak gets hurt and we're done, we are going to be regretting this move. Dak can be great with experience - Tony is great now if he's healthy. One win streak (yes a great win streak, but w/ some very close games in it) and then 2 & 3 down the stretch is not a sure fire reason to fire your 4 x time pro bowler who's last year was his best when you would have easily been able to have both with a little patience.

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Submitted by Anthony (not verified) on

Trade the browns for josh Gordon
Give them a late pick this guys going
To return and play at a high level ( ftw )

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Submitted by Josey Leck (not verified) on

I really hope the stuff I've been seeing about kapernick possibly coming to dallas isn't true as I have been a cowboys fan my whole life and as a Afghanistan veteran I would really hate for my team to sign someone who will not stand for our country's national anthem there's other ways to protest something and still show love for the country that has made him a millionaire

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