There will be tears during Jerry Jones’ speech Saturday night during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said there’s no doubt.
“I think every time he’s rehearsed this speech he’s cried through about half of it,” Stephen Jones said Thursday night about his dad during an NFL Network interview.
Jerry Jones, owner and general manager of the Cowboys since 1989, goes into the Hall of Fame as part of the 2017 class.
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Stephen Jones said “we’re trying to get him where he only cries here and there” during the speech.
The interview was part of the pregame before the telecast for the Cowboy-Arizona Cardinals NFL preseason opener in the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.
“It’s going to be an amazing evening” Stephen Jones said of Saturday night’s ceremonies, which start at 6 p.m. Central on the NFL Network and ESPN.
Stephen Jones was asked earlier which was the best draft choice of all the selections that have come under his father since he agreed to purchase the team in February 1989.
“Have to go with Troy,” he said, adding that you go with the quarterback, Troy Aikman, that was part of three Super Bowl titles, “not to discount the other positions.”