NORTHBROOK, IL - AUGUST 08: Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, speaks to the media before a press conference announcing the selection of Roger Goodell as the new NFL commissioner during the NFL owners meeting on August 8, 2006 at the Renaissance Hotel in Northbrook, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones made a cameo appearance on HBO's Entourage last night in the role of Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones, his first appearance on the network since Hard Knocks followed the team through training camp in 2008.
The plot has Ari Gold in contention for NFL television rights, thus the presence of Jones--who, according to Gold, is the face of the NFL. Whether that's true, we don't know; but Jones plays a fairly convincing NFL owner.
All told, Jones was on screen for a little over two minutes, in three different scenes. First, he is seen speaking to fictional super-agent Gold--and mispronouncing his name--while striding across the turf at Cowboys Stadium.
"You're a persistent fellow," Jones says, the team practicing behind him.
Much to Jones' delight certainly, the JerryTron won some face-time on the episode, as did the team plane, complete with the star on the tail-fin. Much to Roger Goodell's delight, one of Ari's colleagues suggests that the NFL should cut two preseason games in lieu of two regular season games--an idea that's backed by the Commish himself.
The appearance was set up by Rich Dalrymple, the Cowboys' PR director who appears in all three scenes with Jones, and is a big fan of the show.
"Rich walked in my office and said, 'I need you to clear your calendar; you're going to be on Entourage,'" said Jones, per the Dallas Morning News. "I said, 'When did you become my agent?'"
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