Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones looks on during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington.
Despite an unthinkably disappointing 2010 season, Dallas Cowboys’ owner and general manager Jerry Jones remains one of the most influential figures in professional sports--at least, according to the Sports Business Journal.
At tenth on the Journal’s list of the 50 most influential figures in sports, Jones actually dropped a place from last year’s rankings, giving way to the New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ranked first, followed by president of ESPN / ABC Sports George Bodenheimer and NBA commissioner David Stern.
Here’s what the Journal had to say about Jerry:
“Jerry Jones is not going to become the first NFL owner to field a Super Bowl team and stage the game. But he remains one of the league's most influential voices, with his revenue-rich stadium, seats on powerful committees and, notwithstanding this year's disappointing on-field product, ownership of one of the top brands in sports."
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