ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21: Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones (center) talks with two unidentified individuals before the Cowboys take on the Tennessee Titans during a preseason game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Jones is among the nominees for the 2010 Sports Business Awards, for Sports Executive of the Year. Presented by Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily, the awards honor everything in sports but, you know, the athletes themselves; or, in the words of the press release:
...Recognize excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports for the period from January 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010. Executives who have a primary involvement in sports business and whose principal office is located in North America were eligible
Jones is nominated along with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Tod Leiweke of Vulcan Sports Entertainment, and Sean McManus from CBS Sports.
Aside from the Sports Executive Year nomination, Jones may also take pride in that one of his children was nominated as well--and we're not talking about Stephen or Jerry, Jr. Cowboys Stadium has been nominated, along with the Mets' Citi Field, Yankee Stadium and the Staples Center for the Sports Facility of the Year Award.