Another Dallas Cowboys member enters the Hall of Fame. Does this induction change the narrative around Jerry Jones? Probably not. Maybe? Let’s discuss.
I’d like to start out with something I have in common with Jerry Jones. Obviously, we could list a million items that separates us from the Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager, but isn’t it better to put weight behind the things we agree on?
I think so. Truthfully, we don’t know what it’s like to run a billion-dollar empire and brand, known across this planet as America’s Team. We’ll never know what it takes to hire and fire a head coach, or evaluate the next Emmitt Smith in the backfield.
The thing you, me and the next old school fan has in common with Jerry Jones boils down to one word.
Love for the Dallas Cowboys. For that star. Love for those gorgeous cheerleaders and that big, humongous star at the 50-yard line.
When December approaches, the month will mark my five-year anniversary on this site. I confess, without much surprise I suppose, I landed this role by submitting a sample article that criticized Jones to the max.
Five years later, my myopic has not changed much. Jones, from where I stand, is a man doing more harm than good with his powers and dollars. The Cowboys, I believe, are a better team without his meddling and persistence to stamp everything with his craziness.
But, I must confess, the eyes and heart can be out of sync at times. Over the five years, I’ve seen an owner who is willing to listen. I see an owner willing to let his son, Stephen Jones, have a bigger voice.
I’ve seen the Dallas Cowboys grow up into a organization I’m proud to root for again, and, at the core, I’d be happy to tell my kids about one day.
The future is tremendously exciting. We may not love the man, or even agree with anything going on between his ears. But the fact is he is now part of football glory, and the future of the Dallas Cowboys rests entirely in his hands.
Having said this, here are 10 other thoughts I’ve had about his Hall of Fame path.