The Dallas Cowboys wrapped up the primary week of coaching camp on Saturday and spent their first Sunday within the California solar with the break day. Sundays are clearly an necessary day within the Cowboys’ line of labor, however on this explicit one Dallas Cowboys proprietor, president, and normal supervisor Jerry Jones appeared on NBCDFW to debate the state of the workforce. Jerry sometimes does these sit-downs a few week or so into camp and so they function miniature “State of the Cowboys” forms of interviews.
In this explicit interview Jerry touched on quite a lot of subjects as famous, however Newy Scruggs additionally introduced up the Ring of Honor and particularly introduced up how Jimmy Johnson continues to be absent from it. You can watch the entire interview right here.
We have talked about this topic a number of instances this offseason, however for the primary time Jerry addressed it a bit matter-of-factly. When pressed as to whether or not he views excluding Johnson as petty, Jerry obtained somewhat defensive and stated that it isn’t “all tailored around whether Jimmy’s sniveling or not.”
The actuality is that this is going to be a narrative till it isn’t for Jerry Jones. As of final yr Jimmy Johnson is within the Pro Football Hall of Fame which supersedes the workforce’s Ring of Honor. Jerry continues to ban what is actually one of many best coaches in NFL historical past from becoming a member of his workforce’s particular membership..
What’s extra, Jerry is on file in noting that he’ll sooner or later induct Johnson. He stated so himself right here. But to attempt to now throw consideration on different gamers who’ve “laid a lot on the line on the field” as another motive as to why Johnson is not in simply doesn’t maintain any water. Put whoever you need in, Jerry. Have a category of 10 individuals should you’d like. Johnson might be included amongst them. Remember again in 2011 if you inducted Larry Allen, Drew Pearson, and Charles Haley all collectively?
At this level Jerry is simply making guidelines up as he goes alongside by not inducting Johnson. It is his franchise, as Newy Scruggs adopted up with him, however no one is shopping for any of those excuses any extra.