Jerry Jones has great line about his experiences as Cowboys owner
Jerry Jones has never been one to be short on words, nor does he shy away from hyperbole when it suits him. Both qualities were on full display this week when the Dallas Cowboys owner gushed over how “humbling” it is to be named a finalist for the Hall of Fame Class of 2017 as a contributor.
In light of the tremendous honor, Jones decided to colorfully illustrate just how wonderful his run as owner of America’s Team over the past 27 years has been for him. And he did so in a trademark Jerry Jones-ian manner.
“I sometimes wonder, and I don’t want to get emotional,” Jones said, via The Dallas Morning News. “But I really do wonder if when I was 45, I got hit by a car and I’m just sitting here in heaven and have been for the last 27 years and this is what it’s like up there.”
Some NFL fans may beg to differ as to where Jones will end up once he shuffles off this mortal coil. Heck, even some Cowboys fans may feel the same in light of the team’s 20-year Super Bowl drought and myriad postseason failings since those heady days early on in Jones’ tenure.
But Jones nevertheless deserves credit for articulating his emotions so interestingly. To say it’s been a wild ride since he purchased the Cowboys would be an understatement, to say the least. And that goes both for Jones and the organization he owns and runs, not to mention the NFL overall.