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Watch former NFL standout Ed 'Too Tall' Jones meet IndyCar's Ed 'Too Fast' Jones

“Too Fast” Jones meets “Too Tall” Jones

When Verizon IndyCar driver Ed Jones first got into racing, whenever his parents typed his name on the internet they got that "other" Ed Jones, the feared Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman from the 70's and 80's.
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When Verizon IndyCar driver Ed Jones first got into racing, whenever his parents typed his name on the internet they got that "other" Ed Jones, the feared Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman from the 70's and 80's.

A couple of world-class athletes named Ed Jones were at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday.

Ed "Too Tall" Jones became a household name for his standout career as a defensive end with the Dallas Cowboys as well as his pursuit of a professional boxing career in the middle of it.

Another Ed Jones is a rising star in IndyCar, being named the series’ rookie of the year last season.

Both took part in a pre-race news conference before the DXC Technology 600 and had some fun. The race car driver was dubbed "Too Fast" Jones.

"Too Fast" remembered learning about "Too Tall" as a youngster moving up the racing ranks as his parents built him a website and kept finding out about the former NFL standout.

"It's great to finally meet him," "Too Fast" said.

Added "Too Tall" Jones: "I really admire watching him race."

The highlight may have been a photo op afterward.

"Too Tall," standing at 6-foot-9, was literally head-and-shoulders taller than "Too Fast."

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