One would be hard pressed to argue that Jimmy Johnson shouldn’t be in the Cowboys Ring of Honor at AT&T Stadium.
After all, he was the architect of the team’s dynasty in the early- to mid-90s, and coached those teams to back-to-back Super Bowl Championships, the second of which--in an unforgettable piece of Dallas sports lore--shortly preceded a spat with owner Jerry Jones and, ultimately, his firing.
Jones, who decides who does and doesn’t make the Ring of Honor, and Johnson have seemingly buried the hatchet since then. But Johnson’s name remains absent from the Ring.
For his part, Johnson said this week that it doesn’t bother him all that much.
"Jerry told me three years ago he was going to put me in the Ring of Honor," Johnson said, per FOXSports.com. "I think it's great for players and it's a really a great honor for those players, but for coaches, really, we have done our work, you can see the records, and so that accomplishment is satisfying enough, I'm not real big on accolades."
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