Jerry Jones and the Way We Were Can it already be 20 years? Is it really possible that it was two whole decades ago that Jerry Jones informed the disbelieving Dallas Cowboys nation that he would be involved in (and in charge of) everything regarding the team, right down to the "socks and jocks?" It has not been easy for old school Cowboys fans to accept the brash, swashbuckling, micro-managing owner's ways. This isn't the way we were taught a successful team was built and managed. Clint Murchison, the beloved and long-since passed original owner of the Cowboys, the man who gave the team life and then entrusted it to the tender loving care of Tex Schramm and Tom Landry, was the antithesis of Jerry Jones. Murchison loved football, obviously, but never fancied himself a football man. Instead, ...
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Article written by Gene Strother