And in a battle that 20 years later continues to rage on in spite of their 5 year success together between 1989-1994, Jerry Jones v. Jimmy Johnson still wages on.
In a ESPN short documentary this past weekend chronicling Jerry Jones life, he was asked whether despite the fall out between him and the old coach, whether he would consider putting Jimmy Johnson, the man that brought back to back Super Bowl titles in 1992 and 1993, into the Cowboys ring of honor, to which he replied "that the criteria is only set for players now".
That's funny Jerry, you have the great Tom Landry up there who won just as many Super Bowls in nearly 30 years as Jimmy won in 5.
I get it's the owners prerogative to run his team his team as he seems fit and yes I also appreciate his honestly on the situation 20 years later, but if we're being honest win ourselves, isn't it kind of petty and unfair to the loyal Cowboy fans who'd probably want to see Johnson be acknowledged for putting together one of the greatest turnarounds in sports history?
Jerry, you're a great owner and many love your passion for your team. Let bygones be bygones and do the right thing. Squash the beef between you and the old coach and put him where he belongs, right there in the ring of honor.
You'll look like the better man for it.