Cowboys owner Jerry Jones gets personal Wednesday afternoon.
In an emotional press conference, the 78-year-old told a story about Barry Switzer realizing that Jimmy Johnson was no longer head coach.
Johnson was the head coach of the Cowboys from 1989 to 1993, during which time he won two Super Bowls. But he gave up the franchise in March of 1994 in the cloud of controversy.
Switzer, who was hired to replace Jones the next day, was shocked to hear the news. Jones described the moment Wednesday, saying that Switzer wanted to put Jones and Johnson in a room together and “ask how you can f—k it.”
“I never knew why I f—ked it,” Jones said, asking if he could answer Switzer’s question. “Not just that but something else. No, I can’t answer that question.”
While Switzer coached the Cowboys to a 27–17 Super Bowl XXX victory over the Steelers—he is one of three coaches to win the College National Championship and Super Bowl alongside Johnson and Pete Carroll—Jones noted that it was his The task was “put together.”
Jones said of Johnson, “(I) should have respected something that was doing a good job, those are the things that come to my mind.” “We had a great run of it. He’s a great coach, and I’m proud of him as a friend and proud of the time we had. We just had a great experience.”
Johnson is still not in the Cowboys’ Ring of Honor, following his poor departure with his organization. That won’t change this year, as Jones said he doesn’t want anything to take away from Johnson’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this year.
During an eventful press conference on Wednesday, Jones also said he would “go into the Super Bowl with anything the man would have known” and discussed how he could bring his team back to experience success such as He coached Johnson and Switzer. The Cowboys have scored a total of four playoff victories since their Super Bowl victory in 1995.
Additionally, Jones noted that he thought Michael Irwin had “an excellent message”, when he criticized the team by saying that they are not doing everything they can to win because they are up to the 85 percent vaccination limit. have not arrived.
The Cowboys have missed the playoffs in three of the last four seasons and went 6-10 in the first season as coach of Mike McCarthy last year. Quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a compound fracture and dislocation of his right ankle, and other team members also lost time with injuries.