Since February 1989, Jerral Wayne Jones (born October 13, 1942) has served as the owner, president, and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League
Jones, according to an HBO interview, borrowed a million dollars from Jimmy Hoffa’s Teamsters union after graduating from college in 1965 to build a chain of Shakey’s Pizza Parlor restaurants in Missouri.
Jones was granted a job at his father’s insurance firm, Modern Security Life of Springfield, Missouri, when that endeavor collapsed. In 1970, he earned his master’s degree in business administration.
After a series of failed business attempts (including an attempt to acquire the American Football League’s San Diego Chargers with Teamsters money in 1967), he founded Jones Oil and Land Lease, an oil and gas exploration company in Arkansas. Natural resource exploration is what his privately held firm does now.
Jones bought the Cowboys from H.R. “Bum” Bright for $140 million on February 25, 1989 (equivalent to $292.5 million in 2020).
Soon after the acquisition, he sacked longstanding coach Tom Landry, the team’s lone coach at the time, in favor of Jimmy Johnson, an old Arkansas colleague. He sacked longstanding general manager Tex Schramm a few months later and took entire charge of football operations.
Meet Jerry Jones’s Parents Arminta Jones and J.W. Jones
The parents of Jerry Jones are Arminta Jones and J.W Jones. J.W Jones is the father of Jerry Jones while Arminta Jones is his mother.
Aside from the name of his father, not much is known about him. Jerry Jones’s mother, Arminta Jones died on October 26, 2012, at the age of 90. She died peacefully.