Jimmy Johnson was with the Cowboys for five years, but those five years were spent taking the Cowboys from bottom of the barrel to a dynasty. Everybody knows of the famous falling out between Johnson and owner Jerry Jones that led to Johnson’s time in Dallas being cut short. After that, their friendship was strained for a long time. But over the years the bad memories have faded, the good ones have grown and the two men have rekindled their friendship. Now that they are on good terms once again, could Jimmy Johnson be headed for a spot in the Ring of Honor?
That question was recently posed to Jerry Jones during the festivities of his Hall of Fame induction. His response:
"I think we don't want to make an announcement, but don't dismiss it."
"Just so we're clear, you know me: I want to make anything we do in that Ring of Honor -- I want to make it have its own special attention, so I'm not going to get into that right now," Jones said after the induction ceremony. "But I hope it was obvious up there how much I appreciated what Jimmy has contributed to the Cowboys [and] his, frankly, lifelong friendship.
"Our differences, while they were certainly visible and magnitude because of the nature of it, if you really look at our friendship over the years, there's just not that much to fuss about. And so, it was pretty easy to reflect back on his contribution and what he meant."
That’s a far cry from what Jerry said just a few years ago:
"I don't have plans for Jimmy to be in the Ring of Honor. The criteria that I'm interested in have more to the guys that were on the field making the plays."
So BTB, should Jimmy Johnson be in the Ring of Honor? And if so, should be be next or would you put some other candidates in ahead of him?
Should Jimmy Johnson be in the Cowboys Ring of Honor?
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