Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson had a few nice words to say about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Johnson, who coached the Cowboys from 1989 to 1993, led the team to two Super Bowls. After the 1993 season, the Cowboys and Johnson agreed to split.
An incident happened during the 1993 season and Jones said every coach could have led Dallas to a Super Bowl. But Johnson and Jones appear to be good terms once again as the Cowboys owner announced a few days ago that the coach would be inducted into the Cowboys' Ring of Honor.
“I guess you want to know what I’m going to say about Jerry Jones,” Johnson said early in his 8-minute, 50-second speech, per Pro Football Talk. “Well, Jerry, you told me we were going to sports history before we ever bought the Cowboys — before you bought the Cowboys because I didn’t pay a damn cent.
You know what? We — WE — we did make sports history, not only for the Dallas Cowboys but for the NFL. To go from the worst team in the league two years in a row to winning back-to-back Super Bowls and building a heck of a football team, we did it, and let me tell you from the bottom of my heart, thank you, Jerry.
Thank you for giving me that opportunity”.
Jones gave credit to Johnson
"I think we've got some great days ahead of us," Jones said on the FOX pregame show before the Cowboys faced the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Hall of Fame Game, per ESPN.
"We are going to certainly be recognizing what's happening here with the Hall of Fame, but Tex Schramm, who started that Ring of Honor, he said, 'Jerry, keep it kind of limited with people, but make sure it wasn't just about the plays they made.
Make sure they contributed to the story of the franchise.' Now, it's kind of hard not to recognize [Johnson's] contribution to the story of the franchise."
Jones suggested he regrets parting ways with Johnson so easily after the 1993 season.
"Ridiculous. My role here was, my job was to keep it together," Jones said, later choking up. "It was my job. Should have had deference to something that was working good. Those are the things that come to my mind.
We had a great run of it. He's a great coach, and I'm proud to have him as a friend, and proud to have had the times that we had. We just had a great experience."