IDEA Does Jerry Jones truly deserve to be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

This year the NFL has chosen to honor the careers of LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner, Terrell Davis, Jason Taylor, Morten Anderson Kenny Easley, and last but certainly not least, Jerry Jones. This is but another extraordinary feat for the owner and GM of the Dallas Cowboys. After having taken over the team in 1989, Jones immediately set out to return the Cowboys to their status as America’s Team. A (time) into his tenure, Jones fired the team’s first and only head coach, Tom Landry. In 29 years, Landry led the team to 2 Super Bowl wins and 20 consecutive winning seasons. This move would establish Jones’ bold stance towards managing his football team. In the ensuing years, the Cowboys won 3 Super Bowls. Each team was comprised of talented players with boisterous personalities not dissimilar to Jones’ own. At the peak of their run there were six Hall of Famers on the roster. Three of those six, Michael Irvin, Troy Aikman, and Emmitt Smith made up the Triplets, one of the most electrifying sets of skill players in league history. The other three being Larry Allen, Charles Haley, and Deion Sanders Then, it all went dark. The Cowboys fell off the edge of a cliff into a sea of mediocrity. There were of course bright spots. A walk-on quarterback from Eastern Illinois University and an ironman tight-end from Tennessee showed off their impressive talents. The quarterback’s shortcomings would, however, continue to force them into obscurity. Forever optimistic, Jerry Jones has brought in new talent in the form of 4 strong men housed in the trenches, a receiver with glue for hands, a highlight-reel RB, and an upstart QB. Now the Cowboys are ready for another successful season, once again being led by three young playmakers and a Hall-of-Fame-caliber offensive line.

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