Jimmy Johnson says Jerry Jones told him he'd be in Cowboys Ring of Honor

The Dallas Cowboys failed to make it to the playoffs at the end of the season. They’re still looking to recapture that magic from the early 90s when head coach Jimmy Johnson took them to back-to-back Super Bowl wins. Barry Switzer led them to a third Super Bowl win two seasons after that second Super Bowl win.

The fall out between Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones is famous. Their relationship seems to have been mended and Johnson said on Tuesday’s installment of Fox Sports Southwest’s “Icons of Coaching” that Jones was going to put him in the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor.

“Actually, Jerry told me three years ago that he was going to put me in the Ring of Honor,” Johnson said, via the Dallas Morning News.

It hasn’t happened yet, but Johnson is playing it cool.

“Hey, I think it’s great for players and it’s really a great honor for those players, but for coaches, really, we’ve done our work,” johnson said. “You can see the records, and so that accomplishment is satisfying enough for me. I’m not real big on accolades because football is such a team sport. No one individual does it, no one coach, or no one assistant coach, or no one player.”

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  • JoeDaBeast

    And the purpose of writing an article about Jerry putting Jimmy in the Ring of Honor, even though Jimmy claims it’s not a big deal?

    • Jared Watson

      Jones should beg Jimmy to come back and be the GM, leave town and let him run the team. That would be a gesture befitting the best coach the team has ever had, keep your Ring of Honor Mr. Jones, Jimmy’s got some rings of his own.

      • JoeDaBeast

        Would not happen until Jerry is on his death bed with a few months (of the season) to live.