Jerry Jones Wiki Information and Net worth this Year
Jerry Jones is a businessman and owner/president/general manager of the Dallas Cowboys.
Jerry was a star running back at North Little Rock High School. He attended college at the University of Arkansas where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Jerry was also a co-captain of the 1964 National Championship football team. Jerry Jones was an all-Southwest Conference offensive lineman for Hall of Fame coach Frank Broyles. Jones is one of a very small number of NFL owners who actually earned a significant level of success as a football player.
When Jerry graduated from college in 1965, he was hired as an executive vice president at Modern Security Life of Springfield, MI, his father’s insurance company. Jerry received his Master’s degree in business in 1970. After several unsuccessful business ventures, Jones began an oil and gas exploration business in AR, Jones Oil and Land Lease, which became phenomenally successful. His privately held company currently does natural resource prospecting. On February 25, 1989, Jones purchased the Cowboys from H.R. “Bum” Bright for $140 million. Soon after the purchase, Jones fired longtime coach Tom Landry, to that point the only coach in the team’s history, in favor of his old teammate at AR, Jimmy Johnson. A few months later, he fired longtime general manager Tex Schramm, and assumed complete control over football matters. The Cowboys won the Super Bowl at the end of the 1992 and 1993 seasons.
After the 1993 Super Bowl victory, reports began to surface in the media that Jones had made the statement that “any one of 500 coaches could have won those Super Bowls”, given the type of talent that Jones had drafted and signed for the team. Jerry Jones was the inspiration for the character Baxter Cain (Robert Vaughn), owner of the Dallas Felons, in the 1998 film BASEketball. He had a brief cameo appearance as himself in the 1998 made-for-television reunion movie Dallas: War of the Ewings. Jones also appeared as himself in a 1996 episode of the TV show “Coach” and in a 2007 TV commercial for Diet Pepsi MAX. Jones most recently starred in a commercial for Papa John’s in which a stunt man performs a dance act.
Jones appeared as himself in the 7th season of the HBO series “Entourage” in 2010, in an episode of the TNT incarnation of “Dallas” titled “Truth and Consequences” that aired on July 4, 2012, in a series of commercials for the 2012 season of ESPN’s Monday Night Football, and in the season 4 premiere of “The League.” In 2013, Jones narrated a documentary film on former teammate and business partner Jim Lindsey. Jones also appears in a 2013 Pepsi commercial, walking into an elevator filled with three men wearing New York Giants apparel.
How Jerry Jones Made His Money – Business and positions held within the NFL
Birthday: October 13, 1942