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Jerry Named Exec of the Year



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    ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 21: Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones (center) talks with two unidentified individuals prior to a preseason game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on August 21, 2009 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Dallas Cowboys' owner / general manager Jerry Jones took home the Sports Executive of the Year Award on Thursday night at New York City's Marriott Marquis in Times Square, according to the Dallas Business Journal.

    The awards are voted on by the Sports Business Journal and the Sports Business Daily, publications that cover the business side of the world of athletics. Jones beat out NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, CEO of Vulcan Sports, Tod Leiweke, and Sean McManus, President of CBS News and Sports, for Executive of the Year honors.

    The award was presented by last year's Executive of the Year, chairman of NBC Sports, Dick Ebersol.

    According to the judges, Jones earned the distinction by seeing his investment through, "as the revolutionary Cowboys Stadium opened amid fanfare with distinctive architecture, cutting-edge technology and a $40 million center-hung scoreboard that is in a league of its own."

    Indeed, JerryWorld took home some hardware all its own, as the 2010 Sports Facility of the Year, beating out the New York Mets' Citi Field, the new Yankee Stadium and the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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