From North Little Rock to Fayetteville to Dallas and now to Canton. Jerry Jones has had a colorful, controversial and ultimately successful career that now has landed him in the Hall of Fame. If there’s one thing we’ve learned Jerry can do is throw a party, and they threw one this week with some serious star power.
Justin Timberlake was on stage for about 2 hours at Jerry Jones' Hall of Fame party. Near end, he dialed up some Elvis for Jerry & his wife: pic.twitter.com/acRujGJibD— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 5, 2017
Of course the many Jerry-isms he became known for were made fun of.
Cowboys put together tribute video for Jerry Jones, poking fun at Jerry-isms, at his Hall of Fame party. Aikman, Michael Irvin contributed: pic.twitter.com/jVasKE30OO— Brandon George (@DMN_George) August 5, 2017
Jerry’s impact on at Arkansas wasn’t very big, but he was a member of the 1964 National Championship team. He moved on from playing and eventually was successful in the business world with Jones Oil. That led to buying the Cowboys in 1989 and the real fun began.
Jones and Razorback teammate Jimmy Johnson won three Super Bowls and Jerry became one of the most influential people in the league. Now he’s one of the most famous owners in the league for both good reasons and some not so good. Some of the best work involves his ability to market his team and the league worldwide.
He has also been involved with Arkansas recently, getting his name on the Jerry and Gene Jones Family Student-Athlete Success Center. Jones was also on campus for the 1964 Championship celebration, red blazer and all.
So congrats Jerry, he joins former Hogs Lance Alworth and Dan Hampton in the Hall of Fame. And, fun fact, now Arkansas has more Hall of Famers than Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.