Jerry Jones Says He's Had “50 Concussions”

The Cowboys' owner played college football at Arkansas

In a strange admission that may or may not help explain why the Dallas Cowboys opted to trade that bushel of draft picks to the Lions for Roy Williams back in 2008, Jerry Jones--who, of course, played college football at Arkansas--said last week that he had had “50 concussions.”

Jones said this in response to a segment on the debut episode of “Costas Tonight” on the new NBC Sports Network, a show on which Jones was introduced as a guest after a profile of the dangers of head injuries in the NFL. He joked that were it not for these concussions, he might be President of the United States, rather than the Cowboys’ owner.

(We’ll pause here to allow your mind to wander on the possibilities of a Jerry-led United States.)

Jones went on to say that his intention wasn’t to make light of the ever-touchy issue of player safety in the NFL, but we’d bet that not everyone will see things the same way as the apparently oft-concussed Cowboys owner.

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