Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones was named the Pro Football Writers of America’s Executive of the Year this month, and his son, executive vice president Stephen Jones thinks it’s about time his old man got some recognition.
Jones has been criticized heavily for his work as GM over the years, but he put together a squad in 2014 that won the NFC East and won a playoff game for the first time since 2009.
“Well I think it’s a long time coming,” Stephen Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. “Obviously, we won three Super Bowls in the 90s, and he played a big part of that. The job that this organization has done under his leadership and guidance as the general manager, I think, it’s well-deserved.
“Certainly, he’s done one heck of a job with really setting a tone and a way to do things with not only myself, but with our personnel department and our coaching staff and Jason [Garrett]. I think everybody has the utmost respect for him. And his passion and will to win, I think really trickles down the organization--starting with me, and then into Will [McClay] and his personnel department, Jason and the coaching staff and everybody else that touches the football field. I think it’s great that he finally got that acknowledgement.”
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