Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is the 19th most powerful person in sports, according to the Sports Illustrated list of, um, the 50 Most Powerful People In Sports.
In the ranking, released Wednesday, Jones is credited by SI with overseeing the construction of Cowboys Stadium as well as the ascent of the franchise to the top spot in the NFL in terms of profitability. But, unsurprisingly, he’s criticized with his less impressive work as a general manager.
“No owner gets the biz side of sports like Jones, 70, who pushed through construction of the 110,000-capacity Jones Mahal (a.k.a. Cowboys Stadium) and presides over what Forbes deems America’s most valuable sports franchise ($2.1 billion),” the ranking says. “Despite on-field mediocrity of late, Dallas is by far the league’s most profitable team. Now, if only owner Jones would fire G.M. Jones.”
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made the list as well at No. 45. Predictably enough, NFL commish (and Jones’ boss) Roger Goodell came in at No. 1.
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