When Jerry Jones told Jimmy Johnson he’s going into the Cowboys Ring of Honor, the former head coach had the most hilarious response.
Jimmy Johnson’s weekend was already going to be amazing as an inductee into the NFL Hall of Fame.
The former Dallas head coach got even more good news when Jerry Jones informed him he’s going into the Cowboys Ring of Honor.
The announcement would have been newsworthy enough, but Johnson delivered a perfect line in response to take it to another level.
“While I’m alive?” Johnson quipped. Considering how long he had to wait for the Hall of Fame to come calling, you can forgive the 78-year-old for wondering.
“Are you going to be able to make it through this hall of fame ceremony?” Jones shot back.
It was an endearing exchange for the two Cowboys legends, one that captured the excitement of Hall of Fame induction weekend.
Is Jimmy Johnson in the NFL Hall of Fame?
Johnson is set to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2020 on Saturday.
It’s been a long wait for Hall of Fame honors for one of just three football coaches to have won a Super Bowl and a college football national championship.
Johnson, who won a national title with Arkansas as a defensive lineman in 1964, got his first head coaching gig in 1979 with Oklahoma State. He took over the Miami Hurricanes program in 1984 and won the national championship in 1987.
The NFL came calling in 1989 with Johnson replacing the legendary Tom Landry. By 1992, he secured the first of two Super Bowl victories.
Johnson’s last head coaching gig came with the Dolphins and ended in 1999. He’s been in television ever since.