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Video: ESPN profiles Jerry Jones

Discussion in 'Overtime Zone' started by Zordon, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:11420112 (the silence when asked about Jimmy....sad)



    Win or lose, America's Team is still, to use Jones' word, relevant. And likely always will be. Jones takes great satisfaction in the Cowboys' entrenched popularity beyond the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, extending to places such as Mexico and Europe. The Cowboys are the only NFL team to market and distribute its own merchandise. The blue-starred jerseys, hats and caps (and a wide selection of women's attire) bring in $250 million annually. After each season, Jones brags that the highest Nielsen-rated games featured the Cowboys, who will play at least five games in prime time this fall. For Jones, the sales and ratings appear to help mitigate the on-the-field mediocrity.

    "And if we're not the most popular team," he says, "we're always the most hated team." Is being the most hated team the second-best thing to being the most popular team? "I think I'd trade second-most popular for ... the most hated."

    Three hours after sitting down, we finally order salads and T-bone steaks, although not the hubcap-sized $65 Cowboy cuts. As we tuck into our meals, a stunningly beautiful woman in her 40s stops by our table. "You don't remember me," she tells Jones, mentioning a decade-ago meeting, but this doesn't jog Jones' memory. A few more hints, still nothing. She stomps off. Jones shrugs and smiles. Then winks at me.
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    DOUBLE WING Well-Known Member

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    It's quite interesting to literally get to watch the mental deterioration of Jerry Jones right before our very eyes.

    I actually agree with him that we should have taken Manziel, but there's no football basis behind Jerry's reason for wanting to do so. He clearly wanted Manziel strictly for business reasons.
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  3. TexasFrog

    TexasFrog Well-Known Member

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  4. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Dale Hansen.
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  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Editor

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    Jon Machota ‏@jonmachota 13m
    Jerry Jones on ESPN's Outside the Lines: "I don't have plans for Jimmy to be in the Ring of Honor."
    Jerry Jones: "You wouldn't want to see the size of the check that I would write if it would for sure get the Dallas Cowboys a Super Bowl."
    How would Jerry Jones grade himself as GM of the Dallas Cowboys? "Down the middle. I'd give it a 'C.'"

    Bomani Jones ‏@bomani_jones 4m
    jerry is from arkansas, but this @DVNJr story reads as soooo dallas in so many ways. it’s also really good. http://espn.go.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/11420510/dallas-cowboys-owner-jerry-jones-wants-known-football-man…

    Adam Schefter ‏@AdamSchefter 55s
    Jerry Jones may have violated NFL tampering rules; Adrian Peterson called to say he'd like to play for Cowboys: http://es.pn/1pMrBCY
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  6. EST_1986

    EST_1986 Well-Known Member

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    Too bad he didn't take Johnny Football he's going to regret it for a long time.
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  7. NeonNinja

    NeonNinja Dash28

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    I don't agree. JF has talent but I don't see him becoming great at all.
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  8. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    All kinds of goodies today. [​IMG]
  9. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    Every day since the draft I have been more grateful we pass on JF. What a circus it would have been.
  10. TexasFrog

    TexasFrog Well-Known Member

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    That story got me drunk on Johnny Walker Blue. Dear Lord. I see a tortured man with Jimmy, etc.
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  11. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I would say that in the Campo years we weren't getting the attention that Jerry thinks we will get no matter what.

    If we keep up this predictable failing trend then nobody is going to care about the Cowboys. I honestly think we've already taken a hit in the entertainment department with the same ole same ole coming from Garrett.
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  12. WoodysGirl

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    Roy White III @RDubThree · 9m
    "Let me get this straight," Parcells told Jones. "We got a multibillion-dollar corporation, and we're worried about selling f---ing soda?"
    Jerry on accepting AT&T’s $500 mil offer for naming rights to the stadium - "I was a *****!”. That’s a direct quote. #Cowboys

    Jon Machota ‏@jonmachota 1m
    Jerry Jones to Tony Romo during G-Strait concert: "They will not kick a last-second FG & kick our ***** tonight. Everybody goes home happy."
    Jerry Jones' go-to drink: Johnnie Walker Blue Label on ice
    Jerry Jones has a Norman Rockwell painting at his Highland Park home that he bought in 1987 for $1.1 million. It’s worth $18.5 million today
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  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I honestly think Jerry just says this.

    For some reason I think Jerry has a master plan of trying to get Johnny football at some point in his career.

    JFB and Jerry may have a behind the scenes agreement about this as well. His rookie contract expires and he won't resign with Cleveland.
  14. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Editor

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  15. SilverStarCowboy

    SilverStarCowboy The Actualist

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    Manziel < Martin

    Even in hindsight Jerry is simply a terrible talent evaluator.
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  16. cowboyblue22

    cowboyblue22 Well-Known Member

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    wow just wow lots of bad news today that Peterson thing will get cowboys in lots of trouble
  17. LucaBrasi

    LucaBrasi Sleeps with the fishes Zone Supporter

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    I didn't think I could get more depressed as a Cowboys fan, and then that article came out. What a terrible blight on the franchise this man is.
  18. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    Passing on Manziel demonstrates JJ's slow growth away from wildcatting and toward more sound business decisions, a bit less of his personality and a bit more of Steven's, which is I think where we're headed.
  19. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    I don't like the comment that Jerry made about rather having that one SB with Barry than with Jimmy. I got the impression that Jerry gladly wold have traded 10 SB titles with Jimmy vs just that one with Barry
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