Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is headed to the Hall of Fame in Canton, and he knows that Jimmy Johnson is always going to get some of the credit.
The Cowboys won three Super Bowls under Jones after he bought the team, two of them under Johnson’s watch as coach and the third many also credit to Johnson. The two had a split that led to Johnson’s departure from the team, and many point to the Cowboys’ lack of Super Bowl success in the past 21 years as the true measure of Jones as a general manager
Jones was asked about that after the Hall of Fame announcement, and said he understands his name will always be linked with Johnson’s.
“I think candidly, my recognition, the recognition for my contribution, has a part of the Jimmy story in it,” Jones told the Dallas Morning News. “And then it also has another part that started back when I bought the team.”
Since the split Jones and Johnson have repaired parts of their relationship.