Jan 28, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins former coach Jimmy Johnson at a Fox Sports press conference at Empire East Ballroom at the Sheraton New York Times Square in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Jimmy Johnson may be getting into Cowboys Ring of Honor soon


The Dallas Cowboys have done well in honoring their former legends and icons by inducting them into the Cowboys Ring of Honor. But even after all these years, there is still one name missing from the Ring of Honor and fans are starting to wonder when Jimmy Johnson will get his day of recognition.

Johnson and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had a nasty falling out in the mid-90s, something that stunted what could have been a decade long dynasty that was even more impressive than the already incredible one we got. But while there were bad days with Johnson and Jones, the hatchet may be buried and a place in the Ring of Honor for one of Dallas’ greatest coaching legends might finally be arranged.

Per the Dallas Morning News:

Jones and Johnson still know how to push each other’s buttons. But the two have reconciled in large part now and are generally cordial. Johnson recently let it slip that Jones told him three years ago that he would one day put the coach in the Ring of Honor.

When will that day come? As much as Johnson doesn’t want to hear it, Jones controls that decision.

The significance of this season is that it’s the anniversary of the year Johnson abruptly left the Cowboys and ended his iconic run as their head coach. It may not be the best of anniversaries but it would be fitting to the crazy relationship Johnson and Jones had if the occasion was used to honor Johnson’s legacy.

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  • SmartThinking

    Usually, I’d never even stoop to respond to a question or comment about any of the half dozen or so head coaches who’ve blown through here since the only coach I truly acknowledge, Tom Landry, walked the sidelines.

    But, philosophically, as much as I hate the thought, I have to admit, if I can’t have Chairman Tom, Jimmy Johnson would do nicely as a, dare I say it, replacement.

    Johnson’s years as head coach were cut short as were the winning ways of the Cowboys. He was the last head coach to instill the concept of winning in his players. We can all thank big Jones for all this mess he’s left us with.

    There’s a story out today that addresses big Jones’ statement that even as losers, Dallas is the most watched franchise in football. That’s just the kind of statement I’d expect from two people: a) a carnival barker, and, b) big Jones.

    Jimmy deserves his name in the Ring. What he did was truly amazing. Too bad none of it rubbed off on our duh leader. Even his old age, he can’t resist the opportunity to try to scam somebody new.