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31 Facts About Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones's parents owned two branches of Pat's Super Market in the Rose City neighborhood of North Little Rock.
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Jerry Jones was a running back at North Little Rock High School, graduating in 1960.
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Jerry Jones was co-captain of Arkansas' 1964 national championship football team.
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Jerry Jones is one of a very small number of NFL owners who had a significant level of success as a football player.
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When that venture failed, Jerry Jones was given a job at his father's insurance company, Modern Security Life of Springfield, Missouri.
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Jerry Jones's privately held company currently does natural resource prospecting.
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In 2008, Jerry Jones formed a partnership with Yankee Global Enterprises to create Legends Hospitality, a food, beverage, merchandise, retail, and stadium operations corporation serving entertainment venues.
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Jerry Jones is often vilified by fans who remain bitter at his unceremonious firings of longtime Cowboys personnel who were fan favorites, head coach Tom Landry and general manager Tex Schramm, even though the Cowboys had done poorly the last few seasons before Jerry Jones became owner.
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Jerry Jones stated he did not give consideration to retaining Landry for even a season, as he said he would not have purchased the team unless he could hire Johnson as coach.
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Jerry Jones did not discuss the matter with Landry before announcing the decision.
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Since the dismissal, Jerry Jones indicated that he regrets the process of Landry's firing and his role in it.
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Consequently, Jerry Jones ousted Johnson after the 1993 season despite two consecutive Super Bowl wins and refused to induct Johnson into the Cowboys Ring of Honor.
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Jerry Jones is one of two owners in the league who have either the title or powers of general manager.
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Jerry Jones is the subject of the 2008 book Playing to Win by David Magee.
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Jerry Jones made comments both to the press and on his radio show, saying Hochuli was one of the most criticized officials in the NFL.
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Jerry Jones "crossed the line", drawing a "six-figure" fine, sources said, as the commissioner distributed a memo to all 32 owners, along with a reminder that the gag order remains in effect.
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Jerry Jones had a brief cameo appearance as himself in the 1998 made-for-television reunion movie Dallas: War of the Ewings.
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In 2013, Jerry Jones narrated a documentary film on former teammate and business partner Jim Lindsey.
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In one scene, Jerry Jones is depicted as having huge, bulging chameleon-like eyes, as a young woman's head pops up from his lap.
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Jerry Jones revealed in July 2015 at a press conference before Cowboys training camp that he had undergone hip replacement surgery, joking that he wouldn't start the season on the PUP list.
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In March 2022, Jerry Jones was served with legal action by a 25-year-old woman who claimed that he is her biological father.
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