Cowboys owner Jerry Jones catches unexpected strays after Bronny James gets drafted

Let's be honest: Jerry Jones had this coming.
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A large contingent of Dallas Cowboys fans have been calling for owner Jerry Jones to sell the team. It's seemed for a while that Jones cares more about promoting the Cowboys' brand (more money in his pocket) than winning a Super Bowl. That's not to say Jones doesn't want to win, but it's almost impossible to comprehend the fact that Dallas ranks dead-last in the NFL this offseason in money spent.

Jerry and Stephen Jones have attributed that to the looming contract extensions for Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb and Micah Parsons. However, numerous teams, including the rival Eagles, have managed to hand out big-money extensions since the season ended while being aggressive in free agency.

Since Jones isn't willing to sell, Cowboys fans would settle for the owner to step aside and let an actual general manager take the reins. Vice president of player personnel and draft guru Will McClay is a popular shout, but the Joneses have their heels dug in.

Jerry and Stephen are no stranger to criticism for their management of the salary cap, but the duo caught an unexpected (and hilarious) stray after Bronny James was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the No. 55 overall pick to play with his father and noted Cowboys fan, LeBron James.

The tweet sheds a glaring light on just how deep the Joneses apparent "nepotism" runs in the organization.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was roasted after Bronny James got drafted

LeBron was accused of strong-arming the NBA into ensuring Bronny got drafted by the Lakers. Former NBA general manager Bob Myers reported during the draft that super agent agent Rich Paul called teams ordering them not to draft Bronny or else Bronny would go play overseas in Australia.

That report suggests the Lakers held the draft hostage to ensure Bronny would fall to them in the second round. If true, that is a bold move, but can you really blame LeBron? He and Bronny can now become the first father and son to play on the same team in NBA history.

LeBron, who will turn 40 in December, sharing the court with his son is potentially the last career milestone he will cross off his bucket list. He's about to become the second player ever to play 22 NBA seasons. For added context, Bronny was born just four months after LeBron was drafted by the Cavaliers in 2004. Any "nepotism" criticism the James family receives is out of bounds.

After all, it pales in comparison to what's going on in Dallas being that most major titles belong to someone in the Jones family.

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