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.
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.